Originally Posted by theblondskeleton
That's much better! Wow, way to take in critique and apply it in your own way - the best artists are able to do that with ease
Everything looks very balanced and natural, with the exception of the tallest stone. It's just a little too vertical. Maybe play with it a touch? As long as it doesn't cost you any height, it should smooth out the lines of the composition. You are very close to a winner, here!
Thanks very much
I did further "tighten" the 2 groupings slightly and tilt/lower the tallest stone - I'll post pics tomorrow.
I really like the last one. Their is room for some tweaking (I would consider moving the 3 left stones over just a tad and maybe turn the left stone in the right group a bit) but I think you could easily start the tank as is and just move things as you see fit, especially if you are still considering a dry start.
Did it - Pics on the morrow
nice nice, when its going to be planted?
Planted??? Are you nuts
? You think, that after all this work getting these stones juuuuust right, I would consider messing up the whole thing by adding water and plants?!!??
Truthfully, I've barely even starting thinking about plants other than limiting selection to just few varieties - all forground.
Originally Posted by ThatGuyWithTheFish
Remember the golden rule of iwagumi though, the oyaishi, largest, stone is placed at 2/3 the length and 2/3 the height of the tank. That is, of course, if you want to be strict about iwagumi.
After the last tweaks, I might be close on the 2/3 length - but with a tank that is only 9 inches deep (before adding substrate) the 2/3 height isn't likely to happen. IIRC, roughly translated Iwagumi means "rock formation" Well.. I got rocks and they are, by some sense of the word in a formation - ergo Iwagumi