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velik

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Kimppa, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Kimppa

    Kimppa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Here is my latest work, velik.
    The scape is only a couple of days old.

    Tank size: 58x50x27, about 70L.
    Light: 2x36W T8, and its covering 2 of these tanks. Im going to upgrade to 2x54W T5 with gullwing reflectors asap.
    No CO2 at the moment.
    Flora: MP narrow, glosso, lilaeopsis and riccia.
    Fauna: Cherry shrimps, Bororas maculatus and Trigonostigma espei.



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  2. seniordavid

    seniordavid New Member

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    very nice , put some pictures when the glosso and the riccia growup :)>-.

    cordialement
    david
     
  3. hoangnam55

    hoangnam55 New Member

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    The layout is quite nice but rocks and driftwood not the same color
     
  4. Kimppa

    Kimppa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thank you for you comments. I like the contrast with the wood and rock, is there something else in the hardscape that would be better?
    What do you guys´n girls think of the rock in the middle of the green island?
    The gravelmix? Is there too little/much of the dark stuff?
     
  5. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    the rock in the middle of the "island" looks wrong. once it grows in it will become invisible and only steals place.

    gravel mix is ok
     
  6. Kimppa

    Kimppa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Im not sure with the riccia, i love the crisp green colour but the texture is kinda wrong...
    Ill try removing the stone. What about the rear left side? Should it be clean as now or maybe ill remove a stone there and put something like Hemianthus M instead, i think that part is boring now. Or maybe it should be calm & clean...
     
  7. luckydud13

    luckydud13 New Member

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    I for one like the rock in the middle. It acts as a catalyst to hold the scape together. In nature, plants wouldnt be formed like that, with large areas, but would be stuck in between crevaces of boulders, and I think that is displayed well in this scape, and as of right now it acts as a focal point.
     
  8. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    I woudl let the left side as it is, let it mature and if it´ll be too clean for you you´ll still be able to improve.

    OK, actualy the stone might look good, but once it things grow in, it´ll become useless .. keep it and take it out once it becomes "useless" ;)
     
  9. Kimppa

    Kimppa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    But i can keep the plants away from the stone, my scissors are sharp! :)
    Ive made some small changes to the scape...ill post some new pics soon.
    The thin branch that runs in front of the "island stone" is gone and the dark gravel spot in the left front side is now a little lighter...
     
  10. Riverboa

    Riverboa New Member

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    Very interesting dimension to work with, I like the actual depth and the sense of depth you created with the rocks and woods. However I'd prefer to have lighter color gravel in the front and slowing moving to darker ones at the back, perhaps it would help the sense of depth even more by 'opening' the space in front of the rock/wood?
     
  11. Kimppa

    Kimppa Aspiring Aquascaper

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