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West Virginia river scape

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by KatieK, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. randy0319

    randy0319 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    At the front edge of the glass where the soil/gravel abutts the glass, that is where I meant to smooth out across the tank.
     

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  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Randy

    I like to level off first then let have a mind of its own.

    If I was entering a competition which I will not, I would run a piece of masking tape to get a perfect straight line only because that is what the judges are looking for every thing very neat and tidy.

    When I do the Gravel vac on the 5ft its all over the place.

    The 75 cm is a bit better only because I cannot do a gravel vac.

    My tanks are for my fish first then me and that's the way I like it.

    Keith:):)
     
  3. KatieK

    KatieK Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Ah yes Randy, I see what you are talking about. I can do that.

    Eventually, yes, I would like to enter into competitions. I stumbled onto the IAPLC website first, then I found this forum. I'm learning the trade, right now, but I want to get to a point where I feel confident enough to enter a tank into some sort of competition.

    Katie
     
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  4. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Katie, I like your thinking. Aquascaping Competition's I am thinking that way to :DWell worth a go and we will learn so much at the same time.Was thinking of entering next year :oops: Well now I know how long things can take maybe 2015 ;) Hope to see your Scape there (y) Well never hurts to reach for the sky :giggle::p
     
  5. KatieK

    KatieK Aspiring Aquascaper

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    The first thing I learn on this forum is time zones. I look up everyones time zone to see what time it where they're writing.

    Working towards a goal is always the best way to learn. I don't think I'll be ready to enter the IAPLC for a couple more years. However, I wouldn't be apposed to something much smaller in a year or so. The questions I have about the tanks entered in the IAPLC is, 1) what is the average size, and 2) how long have the tanks been going? Also, I would love to get my hand song he results book they publish every year.

    Katie
     
  6. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Katie, Average size 150 Lt above Win top placings . Some of the top Aquascapers on this forum after posting pics to IAPLC strip down and start work on there next Aquascape :cool: As to results. Well did start a thread;) But no reply's from top bods :whistle: Think they keep that under there hats;) I would be interested in how the judges mark the Aquascapes And what they are looking for. Seems to me at this point in time its mountains with moss Aquascapes rule;) But times are changing Some fab Aquascapes coming to fore now well its art:D As always nicking old ideas but put a new twist on it :rolleyes: They have Smaller Aquascapes in the competition to (y)
     
  7. KatieK

    KatieK Aspiring Aquascaper

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    So, that's about the size I have. My tank is 125 liters/33 gal. I just explored the forum and noticed everyone is posting there pictures of their IAPLC tanks. I have quite a ways to go before entering a tank. Their designs are amazing and detailed oriented. I don't want to say I'm discouraged, but the gap from where I am to where I need to be, is bigger than I thought.

    Katie
     
  8. greenfinger 2

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    Hi The gap is smaller than we think;) Just have to start thinking:X3: And learn :cool: But with all the best info to hand on ASW And some ideas Well We could rock the world :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  9. keithgh

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    Looks like two aspiring Aquascapers thinking about the future.

    My suggestion see if you can contact any recent contest winners via PMs and have a chat to them , especially about all the rules and what is expected.

    Keith:):)
     
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  10. KatieK

    KatieK Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I think the gap is pretty big. Maybe it's smaller for you, greenfinger, because you've been doing this longer. I don't have the artistic eye yet.

    Keith, that's a good idea when I'm getting closer to entering a competition. I'm happy right now. I know I'll want to change my scape eventually. We all do, I guess, or else we would invest in salt water.

    Katie
     
  11. greenfinger 2

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    Hi Katie, I only started six months ago:D But am addicted now:LOL: Never had so much fun with a hobby in years ;) As to Artistic eye still waiting for my ones to kick in:whistle:
     

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