they end up hindering creativity rather than ushering it along. Whenever I see someone pulling out the ruler just to measure their success at implementing "the rule of thirds", I feel like the point of aquascaping is missed somewhat.
I've had issues telling folks more about scaping for this reason. Several people have made comments about the tanks/scapes I've done and mentioned the triangles usage.
I suppose that's thirds to me.
Never really thought much about it.
Mostly I just start and move things around till it feels right.
I do not like to copy.
Still, simply getting in there and trying and spending more and more time at a scape will teach people, even those deeming themselves a non scaper.........into relatively good scapers and designers.
Speaking of rock/stone of high grade.........I've spent a fair amount of time and offered up some serious coin for some recently. But we do lack good sized stone.
So I'm going to the sources for some of the stone and have been offered enough to do the searching. There are at least 6-7 type of high grade stone available in CA. I already have all the wood I could work with.........so stone is the next step.