Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lancaster, S.C.
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I didn't really go into this re-scape with any hard set ideas on anything, didn't fiddle with stone on the coffee table to come up with ideas or have some vision of the end game. I just wanted to dig in and do whatever hit me in the moment. Of course I had thought about it endlessly since I got a few really nice packages of seiryu stone from boink. This is one of the reasons I decided to let go. No plans. No rule of thirds (at least consciously). No iwagumi rules. No grandiose vision of something that I'd probably fail at creating anyway.
The first thing that hits my brain. I'm going to need more substrate than this... or bigger rocks. Don't know why but I started building a base of granite up around the middle of the tank. If I didn't have more substrate I had to make up for it somehow right? I played jigsaw for a while... or was it tetris? Not sure but I feverishly tried to fit the pieces together to make small cups that would help maintain this slope that I didn't even know I was building yet. It was like that scene from Close Encounters minus the throwing shrubberies through the window part.=
After planting and filling back up I got a mild bacterial bloom which could be expected. As of today its *almost* back to crystal clear but still a tiny bit of haze. Fits the overcast weather outside at least. Later this evening after nightfall I'll take some initial planted shots and post them up.
And before anyone asks I'm paying homage to one of my favorite scapers on the forums by formatting my posts in this thread in a similar way. I've always enjoyed UG's journals and it just makes the thread seem cleaner, albeit a bit harder to manage a quick post.