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Tank Scape Transition

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Showcase' started by Ed Villagracia, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    Tank Size: L24"x W14"x H12' [17gallons]
    lighting: PL55W and diy LED
    Substrate: Volcanic Black Sand and ADA Aquasoil.
    Flora: Hair grass
    Added: clumps of Nana "petite" and Buce sp, Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis, Cryp.Parva.
    note: to post later photo image of previous tank scape prior to this Iwagumi layout ;)

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  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Ed

    Using the rock chips around the base of your feature rock gives it that natural appeal.

    With the grasses at the rear of the tank which way are you going the manicured or the natural wild look?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  3. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    Keith, actually i like both. well trimmed background grass or long tall grass "as is" on both sides.

    shaping/trimming my grass will give an impression that my tank is well taken cared of.
    on the other hand, i also want the wild look it gives the feel of being natural as if it is a view out there.

    the left side was trim because the grass is much longer than the right side and it doesn't look balance.
    the trim part will soon grow and spiky leaves will appear to match the left side.

    since the scenery is inside a cube glass, i still believe that trimming must be done in order to promote a healthier plants what ever it maybe plus the wow factor effect for the viewer.
     
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  4. iter

    iter New Member

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    The tank is beautiful!

    My I ask for a side shot? I'm very curious about the depth of the tank and how you used it. Thanks!
     
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  5. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Ed

    Trimming certainly promotes a healthy plant growth and gives the over all impression of a well kept tank.

    To get the wild look does not mean that sections have to be neglected.

    The most important point about your tank is no matter what it looks like is that you are very happy with it.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  6. thaDUKE

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    Nice tank sir Ed.
     
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  7. John Whatmough

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    Loving the large rock Ed gives a real sense of drama to the tank
     
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  8. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    John

    That large rock is certainly the main feature of the aquascape, also drama as you put it.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  9. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    iter, thanks for your kind word.


    hi Duke thank you.

    John Whatmough, yes i agree with you. the rock was with me for a very long time just waiting for the right scape. thanks.

    thank you Keith. I

    In iwagumi scape the main stone must always be full of character as it is going to be the center of attraction.
     
  10. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Ed

    Many forget that when thinking about having an Iwagumi tank that one of the most important points is the main rock it should always be the main focal point. Unlike many when calling their Aquascape an Iwagumi every detail must be done to perfection to achieve that Iwagumi title.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     

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