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Starting point first aquascape

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by greenfinger 2, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. keithgh

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    Greenfinger

    It is certainly a great improvement.

    I have Red X on the bits I think Flo is referring to.

    The larger root I have marked where it might look better the LH end is pivoted up and the RH end stays as is (at the moment).

    We have to remember the tank is developing and when its planted it will look totally different as there will be more things to look at, especially with a bit of moss her and there between the other plants

    The Filter outlet I was referring to move it to the back wall then it will practically disappear

    Is there any reason the inlet is not vertical.

    Other than that its slowly heading for that WOW factor.

    Keith:):)
     

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    hi there Keith&Flo. have done changes this is the best yet :love: not so mixed up in middle and gives RH side more hight have put some stones in when more sub/st go,s in will cover over a little for more natural look hope you like placement :) and i know inlet pipe not vertical ;) just like to muck about (y) sometimes it works and some times it don,t ?can all ways change cheers roy 061.JPG 064.JPG
     
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    Yes Greenfinger its the best so far.

    I have suggested a few more rocks exactly the same colour and similar size and colour as thevrocks opposite and may be a little moss on them.

    Filter out let that is a lot better it will not take long before its hidden.

    That piece over hanging the path I will be interested to see what Flow has to say.

    Keith
     
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    The three stones on the left are to straight placed for my taste.
     
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    hi Flo, i was thinking that:unsure: but am going to put more sub/st in at back and slope down to cover a bit.:) to make it look more natural. will move around if need too never to late to change :D have up dated pic of final placement of stones ;) well maybe final. see what you think ? thank you for all your help and info(y)cheers roy
     
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    thank you Keith, 065.JPG the bit you said over hangs path looks like that in pic but is more to RHside and to front :) i am very happy with 1st aquascape ,thanks to you and Flo for all your help and input (y) planting next,have some ideas for that;) have updated pic of stone placement.will look better when planted with moss and put final layer of sub/st at back and sloping down to cover stones a little will update sooon (y)thanks roy
     
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    Greenfinger now its down to a 95% or a 99.9% finish.

    First thing the rock LH with the 3 ticks its fantastic it has character.

    Rock A, a slight move to the right up and across a little to break up the straight lines.

    Rock B it looks too big and is an eye stopper I suggest moving it up to about that area.

    The two Red X rocks, see how they look between the two larger flattish rocks top, LH side, by moving them it will open up the front and give a greater eye flow across the front of the tank.

    Its going to be a fantastic tank when finished.

    Keith:):)




















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    hi Keith, have moved rocks WOW 101% better on the eye as you said flows a lot better(y) and the rock with 3 ticks :) i think is the best looking bit of rock :D will not cover that one to much, overall I LOVE IT i know it the best looking tank i have ever had (y)(y) still got planting to think about .will look at other tank layouts on ASW to get some ideas :rolleyes: will up date soon :whistle: again THANK YOU/ TO YOU & Flo for all your help and all at ASW for comments & likes cheers roy;)
     
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    Cheers
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    Greenfinger.

    By now you can see by just a few tweaks here and there every little change can make the Aquascape look a lot better.

    I hope the newcomers read all what you have done from day one to where you are today not only by looking at your Aquascape but your approach to all the advice you have been given.

    Personally I have enjoyed every posting and reply and the credit all goes to you.

    Not much further to go now, then comes the development stage and the constant upkeep.

    Keith:):)
     
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    hi Flo, i know it still looking straight;) but when planting up will change so not so straight (y) thank you for info,cannot wait to show scape when completed :whistle: will update soon:) cheers roy
     
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    hi Keith, thank you for your kind words i have enjoyed reading your posts and loved all the info lots of fun and now have a tank layout to be proud of as you said just planting to go and am there. (y)cheers roy
     
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    hi , quick up date on back lighting ;) played around a bit with lights :) and came up with this :unsure:comments please
     
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    UFO? I knew it... we re not alone :D ;)
     
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    hi ,Flo better than 1st try(n):ROFLMAO: ufo crashing war of the worlds or what:) 012.JPG
     
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    This one could look better if the tank light is running. ;)
     
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    will give it a try in the morning :D you never know ;) cheers roy
     
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    hi did not work (n) tank lights washed out back lighting :( nice idea :)
     
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    Greenfinger, or should I now say "Coloured Fingers" If you have Photoshop you can have a lot of fun with those photos.

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    This is a B&W with a tint of red.​

    I can see you are enjoying all this now.​

    Keith:):)
     
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