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03-12-2013 10:38 PM
MABJ
First real "scape" attempt

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Originally Posted by katiedempsey View Post
When I was looking to aquascape my tank for the first time, I read an article that said you should put the bigger rocks at the front and the smaller ones in the back to help create some depth.
I think you may remember that backwards lol. I don't really think that works out. I've never seen or designed a scape like that at least.

I really like what he did with his tank here
03-12-2013 08:35 PM
katiedempsey When I was looking to aquascape my tank for the first time, I read an article that said you should put the bigger rocks at the front and the smaller ones in the back to help create some depth.
03-07-2013 03:58 PM
GeToChKn Few updates. Still filling in nicely, the DHG is spreading, slowly, but I don't use any ferts or CO2, just Excel 3x a week and root tabs. My 4 Golden White Cloud Minnows have turned into about 40.





01-15-2013 04:55 AM
GeToChKn Small update, plants are doing good, moss is taking to the rocks and DW pretty good, 4 WCM's call it home as well as some ramshorms and culled painted fire red shrimp.







01-02-2013 05:05 PM
jpalimpsest I just flipped through your thread. It was fun watching the hardscape develop. I definitely like where you ended up. I'm looking forward to seeing it develop with the plants.
12-31-2012 07:32 PM
GeToChKn
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I found this thread just a few minutes ago, and I have to say, you've made a remarkable amount of progress! I'm liking the most current layout a lot. However, I think that biggest piece of driftwood disrupts the flow of the tank. I'm liking the DHG too; it's a great choice for this tank in particular. In fact, the plants are more paramount than the scape itself. For instance, I once came across a tank journal while browsing the forum, and to be frank, the scape wasn't really that great. However, the owner of the tank chose his plant selection wisely, and he miraculously turned his shabby-looking tank into a fantastic scape. So, don't worry TOO much about the scape because plants naturally accentuate the tank. I'm not saying that your hardscape isn't good, it's just that it's not too much to worry about in order to make a good scape.

We'll see how it fills in. Part of the whole learning process of scaping is being able to scape a tank and know what it will look like filled in, even though it doesn't look remarkable at first, so this will give me an idea of what something looks like before and the finished product.
12-31-2012 07:22 AM
Overgrowth I found this thread just a few minutes ago, and I have to say, you've made a remarkable amount of progress! I'm liking the most current layout a lot. However, I think that biggest piece of driftwood disrupts the flow of the tank. I'm liking the DHG too; it's a great choice for this tank in particular. In fact, the plants are more paramount than the scape itself. For instance, I once came across a tank journal while browsing the forum, and to be frank, the scape wasn't really that great. However, the owner of the tank chose his plant selection wisely, and he miraculously turned his shabby-looking tank into a fantastic scape. So, don't worry TOO much about the scape because plants naturally accentuate the tank. I'm not saying that your hardscape isn't good, it's just that it's not too much to worry about in order to make a good scape.
12-31-2012 05:55 AM
MABJ It does! I would be nervous to attempt the blender, and only part of it is emerged. I might try it on a little piece first.


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12-31-2012 05:46 AM
zico_aqua two ways that I would advice - 1) If you are going for emersed for the fissdens..the easiest way would be - put the fissidens in a mixer grinder, few drops of water and blend it tad bit so that it shreds apart. then simply rub the semi-solid mix over the wood. Post which keep it under normal light airtight with a saran wrap with daily misting for two weeks. that's it done - post two weeks you will find the fissidens to have formed a green slime cover on the wood that is when you are ready to introduce it in the tank..fissidens will catch hold tight and will give a super mature old look. (this is tried and tested actually the 8 inch cube that i'm working on right now has been done with the same process)

2) tie the moss using thread/fishing line at smaller intervals of gaps in between, with this you can either start it submerged/emersed..but this process will take up a bit of time to get attached to and start growth..

hope it helps..
12-30-2012 07:55 PM
MABJ
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Originally Posted by zico_aqua View Post
hey Mark are you referencing to the 2 gallon 10" tall Fluval Spec ? if yes, looks nice..an' I must say..the wood is very unusual looking boy does it have such potential in the scape!!! grow some fissidens on it..it'll transform the whole look of the tank..
LOL I have fissidens being shipped now.

I like to take plants slow. But it seems we think similarly. I call it a cube mostly because I have a lot of substrate in there, and it isn't all that big to start with.

How would you apply the fissidens? I've been tossing around how I'll do it. I know I will definitely be doing some emersed.


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12-30-2012 07:42 PM
zico_aqua hey Mark are you referencing to the 2 gallon 10" tall Fluval Spec ? if yes, looks nice..an' I must say..the wood is very unusual looking boy does it have such potential in the scape!!! grow some fissidens on it..it'll transform the whole look of the tank..
12-30-2012 07:38 PM
MABJ I saw those a while back they really are nice.

I've got a cube that I've got moss filling in on myself in my sig; I like the way it is scaped.





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12-30-2012 07:32 PM
zico_aqua The link i'm sharing was the first post for me in TPT, I love woking on cubes..I find them to be a bigger challenge than longer tank. Here you will find 4 scapes made in a cube, hope you can get an idea how things can be done.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=201568
12-30-2012 06:38 PM
MABJ Hmm. With a cube, I'd attempt an off centered tall object with intermittent pieces around it.


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12-30-2012 06:28 PM
GeToChKn Now to rescape my cube that I ripped the driftwood and some plants from for the other scape. lol. I would assume with a cube, go for a centerpiece as you don't have room to do the 1/3 2/3 thing.
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