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Foundation

Foundation is an idea of a tree grow on a slope! Hope you will like it!







There are some more picture on the below link!
http://www.cau-aqua.net/index.php?op...d=218&PageNo=1
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wow that is gorgeous!
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Now that's an aquascape!!!!!!!!
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Thank you for the introduction to the "Foundation" aquascape.

This is definitely a hot "new style" right now. It has Amano's attention, based on the ADA aquascape contest.

And I am also as big a fan as anyone.

It's obvious that a ton of work went into this scape. I would be particulary interested in seeing some of the initial setup photos.

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me oh my... layouts like this inspire more questions than they answer.

please post setup photos.

amazing layout.
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If you go to the website listed, then copy and paste the address into google it will offer you a translated page. Then you can find step by step of the setups.
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Yeah, i agree about the initial set up photos. One of my favouite things about nature aquarium journals are the step by step photos.


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Thank for all who like this layout and appreciate to all of you.
unirdna, I agree with you, the nature aquarium dominate the current trend of aquascape contest, but there is still a lot of plant lover they like to keep aquatic plant and Dutch layout style. Here in Hong Kong, most of the hobbyist are also plant keeper, only some like us enjoy the nature aquarium.

The difficulty of this layout is not the layout idea, because I just replicate the tree grow at a slope, there is a lot of slope next to my home, so would have chance to take a closer look. The real difficulty is what you have mention "the slope". It is too hard for me to set up, because I have to clean up all Seachem substrate from the tank and move it back again, I only take the photo after it finish.

How to concrete it and don't let it slip down? Actually, it is too difficulty to explain in a short paragraph, simply said that it is a under substrate filter system at the bottom. Since I haven't take the picture, so give me some time to draw and write an article about how to setup the slope, I will post the set up later.

SearunSimpson, I am sorry that I haven't take the setup step by step photo, I just layout it as according to my idea to plant the moss with some photo reference, but one thing very important is how to position your plant. The rule of thumb is to align with the prespective grid. For a nature aquarium, all the position of hardscape and plant should simulate as a real sense, the prespective rule is the basic, like bigger at front smaller at the back.
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If you go to the website listed, then copy and paste the address into google it will offer you a translated page. Then you can find step by step of the setups.
Oh! I think we are not expose enough, CAU had launch our English verion in Last May, you can use the link on below to access our English version, or there is a small button under the manual bar to switch between Chinese and English version, so no need the google tranlation any more.

http://www.cau-aqua.net/index.php?lang=en

Please enjoy and give us some comment!
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The difficulty of this layout is not the layout idea, because I just replicate the tree grow at a slope, there is a lot of slope next to my home, so would have chance to take a closer look. The real difficulty is what you have mention "the slope". It is too hard for me to set up, because I have to clean up all Seachem substrate from the tank and move it back again, I only take the photo after it finish.

How to concrete it and don't let it slip down? Actually, it is too difficulty to explain in a short paragraph, simply said that it is a under substrate filter system at the bottom. Since I haven't take the picture, so give me some time to draw and write an article about how to setup the slope, I will post the set up later.
Oh this will be awesome - TIA for sharing this with us!

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Very very cool! Gives the impression that the tree roots are holding up the slope. This is some serious creativity!

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