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post #106 of 115 (permalink) Old 09-08-2010, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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So l was messing around with some the driftwood l got and the pre-existing stones l had(yes they are that good looking l just had to use them again). Here are some of the messing around pics l was doing. Most likely i'll stick with the last picture set-up unless some of the members has some better advice and gives me some nice ideas . l got some glosso too ready to put in i'll probably have to do it the old "ug" way and do one by one(a pita) but I got a feeling it'll be a rewarding experience in the end.



i really liked the mountain look :P

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sexy isn't it?


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post #107 of 115 (permalink) Old 09-08-2010, 08:30 PM
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The two rock set ups look really nice, but the last one looks the best in my opinion, and you'll have more room for more plants.
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nice hard scape. Are you gonna use the dry start method?
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Don't know i've never done the dry start method and don't know too much info about how to properly do it. l've heard glosso is a weed from some past threads but it's been a while.

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Reminds me of a style III iwagumi. I haven't seen many on here, so it is always refreshing to see.

I have a couple suggestions regarding the hardscape. I like it the way it is now, but it seems a bit linear. I had the same problem when working on my hardscape. You essentially have a line of the four smaller stones in the front, and then a line of the larger stones in the rear. Maybe try moving one of your three larger stones forward and grouping two of the small stones with it.

One other question that I have is what stone is supposed to be the focal point. I am thinking that you want the largest stone on the right to be the focal point, but I am having some trouble telling due to the three large stones being similar in how high they sit in the tank.
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Reminds me of a style III iwagumi. I haven't seen many on here, so it is always refreshing to see.

I have a couple suggestions regarding the hardscape. I like it the way it is now, but it seems a bit linear. I had the same problem when working on my hardscape. You essentially have a line of the four smaller stones in the front, and then a line of the larger stones in the rear. Maybe try moving one of your three larger stones forward and grouping two of the small stones with it.

One other question that I have is what stone is supposed to be the focal point. I am thinking that you want the largest stone on the right to be the focal point, but I am having some trouble telling due to the three large stones being similar in how high they sit in the tank.
l also thought about the linear four stones in the front look and didn't like it(i'll be moving that around). l know how the traditional iwagumi is and the golden rule and focal point etc.. but sometimes l feel like if i'm not going to enter in a competition l wouldn't worry about too much l mean people build their aquariums according to how they wish and to make them happy. Me, well l just try to keep it self satisfying. l will listen to your advice and switch it up a bit since I haven't filled it up with water yet, i'll prob do it this weekend or friday.

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pictures time enjoy guys and gals.
bought some feeder ghost shrimp for 25cents good and cheap clean up crew

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up close of glosso

Peek-a-boo!

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obligatory fts

l was cleaning up my 48g and didn't have a place to put my anubias petite so yea.. l do like the look of it even tho it kinda screws with the iwagumi and l threw in some java ferns along. Feel free to comment good or bad.

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post #113 of 115 (permalink) Old 10-05-2010, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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more pics after l did some water changes






find waldo :P

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l'm thinking l need to buy and spread more glosso around

anddd the fts and sorry if it looks a bit sloppy i need to top off a bit.

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looks good

i think the rock layout takes away from a natural image its to symmetrical in my opinion

But it still is very pleasing to the eye

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Thanks l tore this down and moved it over to a 30-c it's in the nano section

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...rimp-tank.html

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