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Looking for everybody's Ideas on a rescape...

If you look in my signature you will find my current tank. This weekend I will be receiving 10 Java Fern plantlets & a selection of moss.

I'm going to rescape the tank, but I just can't think how to make it look in my head. I'd like to hide the filter/pump unit, keep the plantpot in there somewhere, hide the air stone (it can't go any further due to airline length, currently at the very back in the center). I have a few more rocks similar to the large one maybe 3 or 4" in dimensions & fairly flat, one the same but about 2x6", and a few other random rocks. I'm not interested in driftwood for the time being.

Anybody got any ideas?
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i'm pretty new to actually growing plants but i do have an eye for design. as a change of pace, try to do the opposite spatial layout as you have now. with your current layout you have a "spatial enclosure," where the space in the middle, or void, is given shape by the things that surround it. i'd try mass in the middle with void on the perimeter. that creates what we in the design business call and "OTV" - object to void relationship. so, move the mass off center for some rule of 3 framing, put all your equips behind it, introduce a background plant, then have the front open for easy manipulation with your smaller rocks and ferns. this gives you a lot to play with upfront that will make a big impact in people's view of the tank.
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i'm pretty new to actually growing plants but i do have an eye for design. as a change of pace, try to do the opposite spatial layout as you have now. with your current layout you have a "spatial enclosure," where the space in the middle, or void, is given shape by the things that surround it. i'd try mass in the middle with void on the perimeter. that creates what we in the design business call and "OTV" - object to void relationship. so, move the mass off center for some rule of 3 framing, put all your equips behind it, introduce a background plant, then have the front open for easy manipulation with your smaller rocks and ferns. this gives you a lot to play with upfront that will make a big impact in people's view of the tank.
Do you have any pictures? That sounds a bit similar to what I've been thinking, although I may do a different take on that. As I don't have a background plant as of yet.
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Picture isn't working buddy.
hmm. i tried posting an image through my gmail account while at work. will re-post again when i get home from work.
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No worries.

This is a very very quick & rough paint for mac mock-up.



I'm thinking stack some rocks against/around the plant pot, hide the filter with the ferns when they grow out, and moss on the rocks/plantpot. Positions can be played with, I just wanted to try out my new program!
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very rough indeed ^^
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very rough indeed ^^
Thanks for pointing that out. The OP said it was rough, but the first thing I thought, as an engineer, was how rough is it? Now I know. It was very rough indeed.
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omg kid creole dont let me get on your bad side. That put down was rough. Glad I wasnt the sarcastic one. :O :O :O


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Thanks for pointing that out. The OP said it was rough, but the first thing I thought, as an engineer, was how rough is it? Now I know. It was very rough indeed.
When an engineer says the drawing looks rough, you know its going to be rough, LOL!
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This is the image I photoshopped in about a minute the other day. also pretty rough.

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I would try to first find more uniform types of rock/same types of stone. Second make sure theyre a bit bigger since currently they are a bit small to make a good impression.

You can probably find some decent rock by hunting outside depending on where you are.
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This is the image I photoshopped in about a minute the other day. also pretty rough.

lol That reminds me of this:

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Thanks for pointing that out. The OP said it was rough, but the first thing I thought, as an engineer, was how rough is it? Now I know. It was very rough indeed.
Funny that, as I'm an apprentice engineer! I've rescaped it now, pictures will be in my Journal later.
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lol That reminds me of this:

i actually made that. self portrait no less.

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