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02-19-2013 02:05 AM
UDGags I would either lose the rock or put it so it looks like the wood roots grew around or on top of the rock
02-18-2013 10:29 PM
rnl19862005 I think I like this option the best. With the rock on the left it doesn't block as much of the view from the side of the tank as the drift wood.
02-18-2013 02:20 PM
Icegoalie32
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It's very difficult if not impossible to have two different pieces of hardscape (one rock one wood) not compete against each other for your attention (focal point). One has to support the other one. Putting the wood together is good, the the rock is way too big and sits by itself and would only distract from the wood grouping. If you want rock in there also you need to use smaller pieces and place them foreground and midground around the wood grouping so it all works together. Just my opinion from my experience scaping.
So what you're saying is lose the big rock, and put some smaller rocks around the DW. If i still want structure on the left, I need to use wood and small rocks instead of one big rock there? Or, are you saying that if I use wood structure on the left, it needs to be smaller so as not to distract from a single focal point?
02-17-2013 11:13 PM
houseofcards
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Originally Posted by Icegoalie32 View Post


Thoughts, critiques, opinions?
It's very difficult if not impossible to have two different pieces of hardscape (one rock one wood) not compete against each other for your attention (focal point). One has to support the other one. Putting the wood together is good, the the rock is way too big and sits by itself and would only distract from the wood grouping. If you want rock in there also you need to use smaller pieces and place them foreground and midground around the wood grouping so it all works together. Just my opinion from my experience scaping.
02-17-2013 08:02 PM
Icegoalie32 Here is the view from the end of the tank:



I then flipped the DW and the rock and combined all of the DW pieces into a single island:



from the end:



Thoughts, critiques, opinions?

For additional context, this is the dining room/fish room



02-17-2013 11:53 AM
Icegoalie32
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I was thinking about that as well. It looks like he has two viewing sides so maybe one island so it looks good from all viewing angles. Couldn't tell though if the left was a hallway or part of the room.
The tank will be viewable from the left side as well as the front. This is beside the walkway into our dining room. If you look at the reflection past my ugly mug, you'll see one of the two 29 gallons on the opposite wall. This room will have four tanks, two 29's on the far wall and two 40 breeders on either side of the entry way.

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try combining the driftwood on the left with the driftwood on the right to make one focal point
If I understand what you're saying, move the DW to the right side and combine all of the pieces in one focal point and flip the rock to the left.

I'll change it up and take another shot after work today.

Thanks for the suggestions.
02-17-2013 05:08 AM
UDGags
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Originally Posted by I3raven View Post
try combining the driftwood on the left with the driftwood on the right to make one focal point

I was thinking about that as well. It looks like he has two viewing sides so maybe one island so it looks good from all viewing angles. Couldn't tell though if the left was a hallway or part of the room.
02-17-2013 04:54 AM
I3raven try combining the driftwood on the left with the driftwood on the right to make one focal point
02-17-2013 04:13 AM
CoffeeLove
Re: New 40B hardscape-Opinions needed

I like that! Especially the wood on the left.

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I give my fish coffee
02-17-2013 02:33 AM
UDGags I like that..should look great planted.
02-17-2013 02:22 AM
Icegoalie32 I think I'm getting closer.

Hardscape 4

02-17-2013 02:06 AM
UDGags I like the wood in 3 better but the rock needs moved to the right....putting something dead center is very hard to make work (gets back to the golden ratio).
02-17-2013 01:03 AM
Icegoalie32 After a busy few days, I finally had some time to work some options.

I have come up with a couple of alternatives:

Hardscape 2



Hardscape 3

02-04-2013 04:40 PM
etgregoire Can you use the rule of thirds to make more visual interest? Right now it seems like everything is kind of just laid out and there isn't a focal point. There isn't a lot that leads your eye through the pieces. Can you cluster some things up a little differently?
02-04-2013 04:29 PM
Icegoalie32 Thanks for the opinions and recommendations so far.

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That rock on the left just seems really out of place.
After looking at it for a while, I see what you mean.

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i say the wood looks nice but please post pics of it standing up like other layouts for us to pic the best cause that piece of wood in the middle look vicious but should be fliped
The wood is soaking right now. The main DW structure is 2 pieces. I'll complete some alternate scapes and put some pictures up. I have a couple of layouts in mind.
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