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Seiryu Stone 60x30x35

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Gary Murphy, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Gary

    Its going to be rather difficult with what you have all that does is create a bigger challenge.

    Keith:):)
     

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  3. Gary Murphy

    Gary Murphy Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Im not happy with the main rock in number 4 Lucas it has too much of a flat edge for my liking. I think i just need a bigger feature rock and maybe a few smaller pieces just to play about with. I have 4 good medium sized rocks and I can use one of them.

    I think the main problem is that the rocks I got are all roughly 15cm long :confused:
     
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  4. Gary Murphy

    Gary Murphy Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks Keith. Im going to keep messing about with them over the next few days and see what I can come up with.
     
  5. Gary Murphy

    Gary Murphy Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I got some more rocks today and have come up with this. Ive got some different shapes and sizes now and in my opinion it looks a lot better :)

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    Heres another. I think im getting a better balance now.

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    Solcielo lawrencia Aspiring Aquascaper

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    The latter isn't as uniform and connected as the prior. The prior needs angle adjustments. The latter looks disconnected.
     
  8. Gary Murphy

    Gary Murphy Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Heres something a little different. I really do like this arrangement and ive also got a few rocks left over im planning to break up and add around the biggest stone. I think the right side smaller arrangement works really well.

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    Gary Murphy Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Something similiar.


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  10. HORUS

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    I'm not an expert on iwagumi, but I like the most scape where I put like. Somehow the most eye-pleasing.
     
  11. Gary Murphy

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    Thanks Horus. Its my favorite out of all the hardscapes I have come up with. I think Im going to stick on this one and add some smaller stones hear and there ;)

    Ive been following you nature scape and Ive got to say its looking excellent. Keep us updated (y)
     
  12. Gary Murphy

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    Heres some pics in tank. I think it works really well. Im going to add some smaller rocks to it tomorrow. Hope everyone likes :D

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    Last looks great. I'd add a feature(maybe a small piece of drift wood) to visually and physically connect the 2 rock groups.
     
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    Solcielo lawrencia Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Now that I see everything in scale, it may be slightly too small after it's lifted and placed on substrate. The main rock needs to be at least 3/4 of the tank tall when lifted.

    Adjustments: the main rock should be visually balanced at the center, then arrange the other rocks around it.
     
  15. Gary Murphy

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    Thanks Lucas I might look into getting a small piece of wood once ive got these rocks positioned to a point im 100% happy with them (y)

    My only concern Solcielo is that if i move the main rock centrally i will lose the pathway :(
     
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    I moved the rock more centrally like you mentioned above.

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  18. Gary Murphy

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    Could you suggest what would be best for this tank if the above photo doesn't work. Its 60x30x35.
     
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    Or even how I could position these rocks well.
     
  20. lucasgg

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    The shape of your glass box reminds me of a dutch style. Oh, and take a day off from the hard scape. Give your self some time to think about it.
     
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