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post #16 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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Alright flipped pictures :

I am going to bury the rock in the front to show just above the substrate, so it wont block the scape in the background
I also moved some rocks in the main layout to fill the gap between the Oyaishi and the Fukuishi

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This one is a slightly more subtle left hand side.. if you look closely the rocks on the extreme left arent pointed upwards.

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post #17 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 04:17 AM
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I like 3. would look neat if you took the smooth rock and covered it in that algae thats used for moss balls, the name eludes me at the moment and give it the look of a small green pond.
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Hmm...no, I think #4 is still best. The contrast makes it a bit awkward now.

I think #4 is a good bet.
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Sounds good, Thanks for your opinions everyone. #4 it is. Next I need to try out different substrates to determine the best viewing experience.
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How does this look ? I created a hardscape for my Mini M, The foreground is going to be UG and the back right corner will have some Didiplis Diandra.







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4 then 3. Nice rocks
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What kind of rocks are those? They're really cool looking
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post #23 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 09:35 AM
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for the mini M, i'd move the small rock in the middle a bit to the left to create two distinct focal points, then rotate the farthest left of the right group so that you don't get all the lines going in the exat same direction.
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What kind of rocks are those? They're really cool looking
Thanks, These are Seiryu Stones.

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for the mini M, i'd move the small rock in the middle a bit to the left to create two distinct focal points, then rotate the farthest left of the right group so that you don't get all the lines going in the exat same direction.
Thanks for the input. I'll try that out tonight and post an updated picture.
The idea behind the small stone in the middle facing the opposite side was to create tension in the layout.
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Nice tanks/rocks Vijay! Love the Mini M.

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#4, the original. The stone facing the other way as you had it picks up on the tension from the opposite facing rock on the right side. Turning it shifted the emphasis to the gap which seems odd considering the mass of rock is on the right side & the lighter left side doesn't balance the gap being the focal point.

Hope that makes sense!
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Nice tanks/rocks Vijay! Love the Mini M.
Thanks Kiran, Your mini M inspired me to do my own.

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#4, the original. The stone facing the other way as you had it picks up on the tension from the opposite facing rock on the right side. Turning it shifted the emphasis to the gap which seems odd considering the mass of rock is on the right side & the lighter left side doesn't balance the gap being the focal point.

Hope that makes sense!
Thanks bluestems, I went with this layout for the Mini-M let me know how it looks. I'll get some better pictures today.



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Thanks Kiran, Your mini M inspired me to do my own.



Thanks, you're the second or third person to tell me that! Glad to see it's in inspiration to others, just as many others' tanks did myself.

Looks awesome. You'll get much faster results and a better overall root system if you split your HC up more, though. Like, as in, just 1-4 stems per bunch and plant those. It'll spread much much faster.

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Were do all you guys find such amazing rocks!?!
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