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Starting point Mini Nature Riparium - New "Cube Re scape "

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by greenfinger 2, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. greenfinger 2

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    And one of the Cube 009.JPG
     
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    With the Cube I would like to see several similar twigs in front of that pile of rocks plus a few over the general are as it looks a bit bare at the moment

    It looks like a stream with a natural dam wall and the logs are caught behind it.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith, Funny that you said that:) Got my inspiration from a bunch of old twigs blocking part of the stream where i got the fish.And over hanging that was a bush that looked like a floating island :) So that's where i got the idea :eek: Plus have more twigs soaking as we speak .I am gob smacked :eek: are you a mind reader or what :D N-Riparuim had a look round LFS for the plant you said.But out of stock :( So have put on order :) Will update as soon as it arrives(y)Cheers roy
     
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    NO just an old bloke that has a one good eye for what nature is, not what some want it to look like.

    Nature is the best Scaper of all.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith, Nice one :DCheers roy
     
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    Hi hydrophyte,Thank you for the like :D Cheers roy
     
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    Hi ghostmonk, Thank you for the like:)Cheers roy
     
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    Hi All, Up date on the Cube :) DW now sinking so have seeded with moss ;) Quick pic, (y)Cheers roy 002.JPG
     
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    Just a thought

    Those taller bits and pieces to me looked out of place in comparison to the rest of that design

    With the aid of Photoshop I pushed/cut them down and threw a few more larger stones behind them.

    Used a little moss as well BUT it still looks bare in that corner.

    How would 1 or 3 low palms look ????

    Just another of my crazy thoughts.

    Keith
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    Hi Keith, The taller bits of DW at back are all glued to a stone. Was going to seed with moss and plant with some Anbias plus the floating island to hide filter at back;)I do like the idea of the palms will have a think about that one.Would look good next to island :) Lots to think about (y)Cheers roy
     
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    It requires height and interest in that corner.

    Its like walking up a big hill and when you get there you expect to see some thing BUT its not there at the moment.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith, Well as you put it that way:p I get where you are coming from;) And going to:D Will cut DW and do what i can :) One quick Q What do you think of filter spray bar ? leave it on or take it of ? Will be below water level. One pic (y)Cheers roy PS only way too control flow is with spray bar on o_O 003.JPG
     
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    Hi All, Other tank going well bullheads are happy and now feeding on frozen blood worms. Thanks for the tip Keith :) Plants starting to settle in as well. Still waiting for other plant to be in stock:whistle: But is on order :D One pic of bullhead .I love watching them :rolleyes:(y)Cheers roy 001.JPG
     
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    Its going to be practically impossible to hide that filter depending on what you are going to have in that tank.

    I would be looking at the old HOB filter I had one on the 45lt and it worked perfectly.

    I took all the sponges out and used filter wool that meant no mini cycles as I just replaced a little of the wool as required.

    I thin strip of foam on the top stops any filter wool going into the tank.

    That filter would make a perfect water fall effect.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith, The filter was the smallest in the range. And i liked the idea that it had a spray bar:) Think will keep spray bar on as is only way to control flow rate;) I do agree that will be hard hide :( but will do my best ;) Am sorting lighting out now so won't be long and will have this one up and running :cool: Waterfall what will you think of next;)(y)Cheers roy
     
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    Try a black background it will not hide it but it will not stand out so much.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Keith, Sounds good to me will give it a try ;)(y) Cheers roy
     
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    Hi Keith, Was down by the stream getting some bits and thought i would take a pic of what gave the inspiration for the Cube:) As you will see from pic you are SPOT ON ;) When wife looked at pic she said my attempt at nature looked more like a beavers lodge:( With a bit of artistic licence the small over hanging branch :giggle: Gave me the idea for floating island :) Thanks again for all your help top info and time :D(y)Cheers roy 055.JPG
     
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    That looks very much like flood waters

    Aquascaping is in many cases mimicking nature .

    Here is a Scape done for you, the pale blue is the side of the tank.

    That is rock Heaven for sure.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi All, Was reading Abhi thread The Ravine And see that Abhi was trying the same thing as me :D Cutting up a Moss ball and tying it to DW Funny how people across the world Have the same idea at the same time :):cool: Well we will see how things go:D One pic (y)Cheers roy 004.JPG
     

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