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post #61 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-25-2012, 06:58 PM
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Awesome work youjettisonme all this info is out there but like the way you put it together and make it sound so simple.....I set up my tank that the rocks and wood in there and just move it around till it felt right.....
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post #62 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-26-2012, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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Here is another thread I haven't had a chance to check in forever. Glad to see some people still seem to be benefiting from this!

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post #63 of 67 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by youjettisonme View Post
Here is a perfect example in nature.
Hi. would you mind replacing the above image and linking to my original below? There's also some other Rhosneiger pics there if you click through.

Thanks Stu

Rhosneiger Beach by Stu Worrall Photography, on Flickr
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WOW! Awesome thread! Thanks so much for posting!

"Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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post #65 of 67 (permalink) Old 11-27-2014, 08:29 PM
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Bumping an old informational thread that could inspire ideas.
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post #66 of 67 (permalink) Old 11-29-2014, 01:52 AM
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A well deserved bump sir. Its a travesty this isnt a sticky
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post #67 of 67 (permalink) Old 11-30-2014, 03:37 AM
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Nice !

A nice Aquascaping is like a nice photography (don't forget Amano is a photographer!)

I will add:
- be carefull not to put the real focal point in the center of the aquarium (except if very symmetric!)
- follow the golden rule or the rule of third for the real focal point
- think shadow/contrast by the leveling and adequate lightning position and even cave who create shadow
- white area (sand per example) can attract the eyes from the primary focus point
- in north America, we read from left to right....focal point on the left will look more natural...but it depend!
- triangle are very dynamic for the eyes....valley...wood and rock angle....
- the aquarium side are like picture frame, kept some space
- overall sense of balance is important
- "complementary" color and tent are important between plant, sand, rock, wood, etc.
- like it was said before "less is more" or the "minimalist" approach can be the right way to go...

I believe lot more rules can apply to aquascaping.

Photographer will better understand what I am saying


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