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The Malaysian Kid

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Liang Chay Jeong, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Liang Chay Jeong

    Liang Chay Jeong New Member

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    14572832908901492151433.jpg After all the preparations and etc etc, present with my hardscape in before planting all the plants please do give comment as Im still new
     
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    Looks good, but the wood crossing each other is distracting. I would change that.
    maybe move the one in front a bit to the left and the one behind a bit to the right.
    anyway a nice start with the hardscape and thanks for sharing.

    Flo
     
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  3. keithgh

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    Welcome to ASW

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    What you have started is very interesting there are plenty of shapes in the DW and the rocks are full of character.

    A few concerns DW 1&2 seem out of place and not required.

    No3 is a different matter it has good features but at the moment it looks out of place where it is, see if you can display it better in another location.

    White substrate does not stay that clean colour for very long.

    Is it going to be heavily planted or left as it is?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  4. Liang Chay Jeong

    Liang Chay Jeong New Member

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    Keith very r
    Keith appreciate your comments. Thank you. But the dw 1 & 2 is comes with other branches how can I hide it nicely?

    I planned to plant some plants. I have bought petite nana and some plants which i forgot the name.

    The white sand i think i can maintain it no worries with that
     
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    OK No1 can be covered with plants but can No2 be cut?
    Let me put it this way many have tried and, I have not heard of a successful method of keeping it as a clean white sand.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    I will try to cut the no 2. If end up cannot maintain then suck out and put new sand hahH
     
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    But keith it is btr to buy wood with lots of branch like what amano used to build a tank? Or getting pieces pieces of wood?
     
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    It is good to get pieces with a lot of character. Most of us do not have as many pieces to work with as Amano, so we have to make due with what we have, which leads to a compromise.
     
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  10. keithgh

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    I hunted for a long time to find exactly the piece of DW I was looking for in the end I joined two pieces together then trimmed of the extra bits and pieces.

    If you are lucky enough to have a very good LFS that has a large selection of DW or buy from a private seller you should be able to get exactly what you require.

    Private Aquascaping is always "Work with what you have or what can get"

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  11. ashley

    ashley Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Subscribed! Because I use to live in Malaysia too, for 14 years. :) look forward in seeing your tank progress.

    Sent from my SM-N910W8 using Tapatalk
     
  12. Liang Chay Jeong

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    Ah, I changed the layout already, will upload the picture ASAP =P
     
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    We will be waiting to see how your new layout looks.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    You may enjoy the similarities between your setup and this:
    Notice the tree like structures and the order he sets up all the ingredients.
     
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    lucasgg what a great Video its a pity he was working in front of the tank so much.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     

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