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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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So, this is it my final hardscape...I hope...
I've put all the substrate together. I hope that this is the best I've got with the stones...



And hopefully it will looks better when planted...
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post #17 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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I came across to another petrified wood that also not big enough but tall enough. I updated the layout...

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Which one will please most of your eyes? Or the previous one (without the tall one that I added now? Please help choose and thank you.
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I think the scape will look like this if then after planted



Please help choose...thanks folks
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post #19 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 06:06 PM
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needs more substrate around left side to hide the stacked rock joint. i like the height a lot. also may want to think about introducing something in the foreground on the right side like a low growing crypt. starting to come together well in the sketch, nice work.

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needs more substrate around left side to hide the stacked rock joint. i like the height a lot. also may want to think about introducing something in the foreground on the right side like a low growing crypt. starting to come together well in the sketch, nice work.
Thank you, I'll try to add more substrate regarding your idea about the substrate, thanks. And is this what you were mentioned before?

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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-18-2009, 02:40 AM
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What about moving the stone more to one side. Rule of thirds. Raise the stones with substrate to be on top of a hill. Then, maybe a white sand path between the stones.
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post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-01-2009, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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So, after a bit while...I manage to add/rearrange the stones and finally the plants...



Flora : Eutralis stellata, Rotala rotundifolia, Bacopa monnieri, Bacopa caroliniana, Hygrophila polysperma 'sunset', Echinodorus tenellus, Cryptocoryne wendtii 'green', Hemianthus callitrichoides.

Comment and suggestion are all welcome. Thank you.
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post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-02-2009, 07:59 AM
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I like the simplicity of the hardscape, I can pitcure a nice green carpet in the foreground.

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Stevenlau, I have struggled to find the example of Yamaya stone that I remember seeing before. Regardless I was able to track down this image which hopefully presents the idea a little bit... [Click Here for Image]
Random info, if you invert the colors in the pic in the link, the black portion on top has a hidden image as does the lower portion....not just zoomed in but an actual different photo. You can tell by the direction/position of the rasboras in the top one, and the slender fish in the bottom one.

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post #24 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-03-2009, 03:19 AM
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get your scissors ready. those plants are going to grow fast.

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post #25 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-03-2009, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you, I will get my scissor ready and hope that the HC will soon form a nice green carpet. This is my 3rd attempt to try to grow HC. In the past time, I got no luck to be able to grow them. Hope this time I will success
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