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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by ucitelot, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. ucitelot

    ucitelot Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I wanna create some mountain hill scape
    please share comments and suggestion, since its not fill yet :D

    Tank Dimension 45x30x30
    Light 10W Led
    Hardscape, vulcane Stones
    Plants: Nana, Ferns, Cladophora, maybe glosso,...

    some picture
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  2. ucitelot

    ucitelot Aspiring Aquascaper

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    and some new one with litl more dramatic arange of stones
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  3. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    ucitelot

    I prefer the Frst Aquascape it looks a lot more natural as if after a land slide very rough yet full of character.

    The Second it looks too busy and even the rocks look out of place.

    My suggestions are.
    See if you can turn the LH rock around then lean it forward from the top only as if its just hanging there.

    The RH rock its more of a boulder also push it over so that front edge is not vertical

    I have also moved two of the smaller rocks.

    Rock front LH ???? just not what to think about that even though I moved it back a little.

    Planting would have to at a minimum and then only small clumps right up to the front edges of the rocks as in nature this would be likely place to find them.

    A few carefully chosen dead pieces of what was once a tree would also help BUT the location is going to take some time to get it right.

    Too much is just as bad as not enough.

    Over all you are on the way to make a very interesting different style of an Aquascape.

    I LIKE it very much.

    Keith:):)
     
  4. ucitelot

    ucitelot Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thanks keith, its help me a lot
    i have made some change, something you suggest me, the right rocks somehow i like them, so try to make something with them
    this will be minimal planting, therefore i wanna the hardscape to be more complex

    any thinking am i on good way
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    i wanna add dark place of some stones, therefore later can play with light and shadow, to get more deeph
     
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  5. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    ucitelot

    This Aquascape is certainly different and it has many challengers particularly in the rock placements

    1 if its removed or shifted a land slide would happen

    2 the same for that rock this time a big land slide

    3 normally I would say its out of place BUT it actually creates a very natural effect in other words its perfect for this type of Aquascape.

    I have tilted those to rocks a whisker more as they looked too vertical in that area.

    Only 1-2cm would be plenty only you can see what is best.

    Rocks 1 & 2 can they be pushed a bit deeper?

    1 front edge only as if the gravel has collected at the back of it.

    2 some thing similar but this might not be possible????

    Keith:):)
     
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    ucitelot Aspiring Aquascaper

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    nise idea, i think we are on right path with the scape
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    later need to take a good look on pictures, since i need to take all stones out to clean them good, and will go to local wild to collect some vulcan stone :)

    btw all stones will be connected and be as one with moss and Cladophora (marimo balls in stone)


    in the picture the stone2 i will try to find some bigger stone to create some more deeph and land
     
  7. hoeffel-t

    hoeffel-t New Member

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    Hi,

    I like the Hardscape. The stones are very nice!
    Can you pave the sand on the front of the tank? I think it looks better when the sand is straight on the front.

    Best Regards

    Tobias
     
  8. Linds

    Linds Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I liked the first layout and I like the third layout. They are great looking rocks. What a pity you have to move them.

    What is this 'vulcan stone' for? Substrate? If it were mine I'd leave it and not wash the rocks at all. Bit of dirt never killed anyone :eek: But I'm sure you can get them in another nice layout. I doubt you will get them the same. That is really hard to do. I tried and didn't have as many stones as you do.

    If it were me I'd get all your stuff together than rescape in a similar style but don't worry about getting it the same. Either that or leave it be and just plant it.

    Linds
     

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