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04-07-2013 03:42 PM
Saxtonhill WOW! Awesome thread! Thanks so much for posting!
12-14-2012 09:01 PM
stuworrall
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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
08-26-2012 12:07 AM
youjettisonme 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!
08-25-2012 05:58 PM
marcII 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 way...got the rocks and wood in there and just move it around till it felt right.....
08-22-2012 10:22 PM
hedge_fund what a great thread. thanks for posting
08-19-2012 03:42 PM
jakevwapp84 great thread very well written!
08-19-2012 06:18 AM
Complexity
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Originally Posted by pejerrey View Post
It's indian almond leaves! Lol!
ROFL!! They make a great scape addition!
08-19-2012 05:50 AM
pejerrey
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Originally Posted by Complexity View Post
Really pretty! The red plants really brighten up the whole scape. What is the red plant on the left?
It's indian almond leaves! Lol!
08-19-2012 12:54 AM
NWA-Planted II need to stay out of the journals, so many gorgeous tanks! gives me to many ideas!

People who don't like bacon can't be trusted.
08-19-2012 12:34 AM
Complexity Really pretty! The red plants really brighten up the whole scape. What is the red plant on the left?
08-18-2012 06:14 AM
pejerrey
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Originally Posted by Colorful View Post
What are those black rocks you're using?
Yamaya, I just added a few more!

08-18-2012 04:11 AM
ua hua I don't know how I missed this thread but very informative write-up with great examples of not only pics of tanks but nature itelf. Thanks for taking the time to post this thread youjettisonme.
08-18-2012 01:21 AM
Colorful
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Originally Posted by pejerrey View Post
As you know I'm shrimpoholic now, so my set up is all about them. Still I'm also plantoholic so I have to have heavily planted tanks.

I think the blyxa in the middle is too tall now. It's probably well rooted now also.

How do I trim it?



I have to keep taller plants in the edges to hide all the piping. Therefore I though about using the middle as a "valley", the floaters for the shrimpies.

I keep a lot of plants, I'm attached to them! I have to keep a few stems of each at least!

However, I'm one of those 43. I submitted this year to learn more about the process and prepare for next year. I don't expect my rank to be even 1000.

One curious thing I learned, is that the dimensions are centimeters. There is no indication of this assumption, so beware! Translate your inches into cm before punching in numbers! After you enter there is no way to correct that info.
What are those black rocks you're using?
08-08-2012 03:37 PM
pejerrey
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Originally Posted by plantbrain View Post
I've had issues telling folks more about scaping for this reason. Several people have made comments about the tanks/scapes I've done and mentioned the triangles usage.

I suppose that's thirds to me.
Never really thought much about it.

Mostly I just start and move things around till it feels right.
I do not like to copy.

Still, simply getting in there and trying and spending more and more time at a scape will teach people, even those deeming themselves a non scaper.........into relatively good scapers and designers.

Speaking of rock/stone of high grade.........I've spent a fair amount of time and offered up some serious coin for some recently. But we do lack good sized stone.

So I'm going to the sources for some of the stone and have been offered enough to do the searching. There are at least 6-7 type of high grade stone available in CA. I already have all the wood I could work with.........so stone is the next step.
I'm curious, what rocks are those available in ca?
08-08-2012 03:48 AM
plantbrain
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they end up hindering creativity rather than ushering it along. Whenever I see someone pulling out the ruler just to measure their success at implementing "the rule of thirds", I feel like the point of aquascaping is missed somewhat.
I've had issues telling folks more about scaping for this reason. Several people have made comments about the tanks/scapes I've done and mentioned the triangles usage.

I suppose that's thirds to me.
Never really thought much about it.

Mostly I just start and move things around till it feels right.
I do not like to copy.

Still, simply getting in there and trying and spending more and more time at a scape will teach people, even those deeming themselves a non scaper.........into relatively good scapers and designers.

Speaking of rock/stone of high grade.........I've spent a fair amount of time and offered up some serious coin for some recently. But we do lack good sized stone.

So I'm going to the sources for some of the stone and have been offered enough to do the searching. There are at least 6-7 type of high grade stone available in CA. I already have all the wood I could work with.........so stone is the next step.
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