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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-03-2009, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Aquascaping?

Is THIS aquascaping?

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Aquascape? I'm a crypt farmer.

It's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

That IS an aquascape, it's titled "The Vacant Lot".
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-03-2009, 12:44 PM
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No. That is an artsy fad. The plants aren't even real, LOL.

Someone should email him some of the AGA winners... tell him we are already doing it better then him and its all real.

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i think it looks pretty wild, I'm pretty big into biotopes kinda reminds me of a blackwater setup, but then again kinda looks like a flooded wasteland compared to the typical planted tank lol, gotta give the guy credit good layout for what it is and what he was working with plus he made it to take photos of so he could hang it as a piece of art. Good photo, decent aquarium lol
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looks good to me.. This falls into the diorama category thought. It's done for the purpose of creating an atmosphere for a photograph.

I think a criteria for aquascaping is that it's done for the purpose of creating an environment for fish.

If she had fish in there then I'd say it's aquascaping.

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The plants aren't real folks.

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The plants aren't real folks.
does it matter?

Let's say you just use hardscapes (rocks, driftwood etc..) for a tank. Maybe you use epoxy to create a faux rock background as well. Is that not aquascaping?

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Yes it is with a very unique twist.

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does it matter?

Let's say you just use hardscapes (rocks, driftwood etc..) for a tank. Maybe you use epoxy to create a faux rock background as well. Is that not aquascaping?
Let throw some plastic plants in too while your at it. Rock it old school baby.

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I would call that aquascaping. You don't have to have real plants to aquascape, or plants at all. That one isn't the best I've seen though, but it's an interesting concept.
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pink plants with little white tips...?
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-04-2009, 09:33 PM
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Ahh... Aquascaping it is. I stand corrected.

Would love to see someone submit this for the AGA competition then!!!

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-08-2009, 01:41 AM
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Aren't those just paintings?

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Aren't those just paintings?
More like a calage with water...

My next "aquascape" is going to be just a sand bottom. Going to entitle it "The Desert". Should be a real screamer... Not even going to add water, so it really grasps desert theme.

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LOL

I think you should stick a fish skeleton in the sand for good measure. And maybe a dead plant.

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