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post #16 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, I agree here the more I look at it. It's not balanced out .. I am actually getting some more stones here shortly and will have the chance to experiment more on this...
Really appreciate all these comments. Just what I was looking for !!! Please keep up the comments here everyone !!
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post #17 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Finally had a little time to switch a few things around here using the Current Rocks I had.
I think the Left side is a bit better now even though, I know it doesn't coinside with that right side. Should it though in this particular type of scape ?? Still going to get some additional rocks here to work on this. On the front Slopes, maybe some rocks sloping
downwards ?? I forgot to mention here that I will be top dressing the substrate here as well to fill in a bit more etc.. I'll probably be adding some more around the Right side here as well ....
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post #18 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 05:14 PM
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Love the 3rd picture, looks great.. I like the rocks... are you planning on putting the power head in?

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Love the 3rd picture, looks great.. I like the rocks... are you planning on putting the power head in?
Not sure on that. I actually have a small Koralia nano that I might put in but, we'll have to see. Less things in the tank the better I feel ... I'm still actually working on this scape..
I think it might be out of balance here.. Slow going .....
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post #20 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 06:00 PM
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I actually think your 1st layout was the best. I would just (if possible) exchange the pointed main rock on the left with one more curved. You might also want to place more small supporting rocks at the base.
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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 06:14 PM
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Sorry to go against the grain but I don't like the second scape anywhere near as much as the first. Having said that I LOVE the RHS of this second scape I think if you can have the LHS of #1 and the RHS of #2 you will have a beautiful layout.

I just think the LHS of this is flat and lacking. It tends to look like a separate layout because the orientation of the rocks is horizontal whereas the RHS is vertical.

Besides that when you plant you will loose so much rock.

I'm scaping a tank at the moment and I was pointed in the larger rock direction and it improved the tank no end. I reckon that you should at least try it. Take plenty of photos of this so you can go back to it if you change your mind.

But I think it's looking good mate.


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The straight lines on the left look out of place, but it's still better than I could do.
It reminds me of outcrops in Kosciuszko national park or parts of Kangeroo Vally. Even parts of Scotland.
It's pretty cool.


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Finally had a little time to switch a few things around here using the Current Rocks I had.
I think the Left side is a bit better now even though, I know it doesn't coinside with that right side. Should it though in this particular type of scape ?? Still going to get some additional rocks here to work on this. On the front Slopes, maybe some rocks sloping
downwards ?? I forgot to mention here that I will be top dressing the substrate here as well to fill in a bit more etc.. I'll probably be adding some more around the Right side here as well ....
Nailed it!
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post #23 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 06:55 PM
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The last one looks great! Maybe move the left side closer towards the front so it appears to be closer & larger in perspective, with the right side looking like a farther off mountain range.


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I like the last one alot... look more nature! If it was me, I will move the left to the front and in the the center 2" each way then It will be awsome..... just leave someroom to play around with plants "imo" but oh well... wat do i know.... I am also a noob to tpt so.. hehe
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I like the last one. The only addition I would do is adding some smaller rocks around the base of the tall one on the left. Are you going to be adding any wood. If so a branchy piece in front of the left stone would look cool I think.
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I like the last one. The only addition I would do is adding some smaller rocks around the base of the tall one on the left. Are you going to be adding any wood. If so a branchy piece in front of the left stone would look cool I think.
Not planning on any wood with this scape. I did think the same as far as a few smaller rocks though around the base Left Side..
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I like the last one alot... look more nature! If it was me, I will move the left to the front and in the the center 2" each way then It will be awsome..... just leave someroom to play around with plants "imo" but oh well... wat do i know.... I am also a noob to tpt so.. hehe
ty for sharing love the side of your tank
Thank you for your input here for starters. I am actually thinking around the same lines
here.. I think a little more forward and to the right is a good call. I'll have to try this and then shoot another pict. of it ....
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post #28 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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Iwagumi Scape "Update"

Ok,
here is what I've just recently done here.
I shifted the left side over towards the Middle and Front a bit
Added a couple of more Rocks on left side and more Aqua Soil in backs to ramp up a
bit ....... Please be objective. Thank you......
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I like this last one the best. Looks pretty dynamic and awesome
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post #30 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 03:50 AM
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I am not a fan of that much substrate in the back. If you are going to plant tall stem plants they will not have much room to grow. I would remove some of it and drop the rocks down a bit otherwise it looks really cool.
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