|02-27-2013 02:51 AM|
|Wolf19||So this is still in the DSM state. I'm starting to not like the driftwood on the left side..., past few days I've started to think it has little to no flow?|
|02-23-2013 11:24 AM|
Re: First go at an Aquascape 75G - Advice *Update Feb5*
I think it looks nice. What type of rocks are in the tank.
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|02-06-2013 12:53 AM|
|02-06-2013 12:38 AM|
|02-06-2013 12:21 AM|
Ok, here is the update. I did end up getting a piece of drift wood and some of the plants for the dry start method came in. I do like this set up a bit more. The only frustrating bit was when redoing the slope I managed to bring up some power sand....it takes away from that even look I had when it was just aquasoil at the top. Oh well - it'll be grown over in time.
Here is an updated pic of the scape with some plants. Tomorrow I'll wipe the water off the front before picture. Too tired now. I'll be starting a journal soon.
|02-04-2013 02:50 AM|
Depends on the goal of the tank. Natural and pleasant are not always the same thing. There are plenty of natural looking scapes that I would prefer never to have in my home, because they're ugly.
IMO the goal is so it looks like no one has thought about it when in fact they thought of everything and placed it very deliberately.
|02-03-2013 07:42 PM|
|ggsteve||I think you're doing fine. If you overthink it, you will end up making the design look less natural.|
|02-03-2013 05:38 PM|
Thanks! I will give that forum a go too. As for the extra driftwood, if it doesn't work or provide flow then it'll just be a lost casualty until I do another tank.
I'll post some pictures today of a rescape.
|02-03-2013 07:12 AM|
I suggest you perhaps also post this on aquascapingworld forum too. there are some brilliant aquascapers there I am learning so much from. I'm sure there are here too, but this forum isn't dedicated to aquascaping as much as the other one is. Well...that's my take on it.
|02-02-2013 10:41 PM|
|Wolf19||Yes, thank you for the advice. I'm likely going to pick up an additional piece of drift wood and see if placing it on the left provides a feel that I'm looking for. All these beautiful aquascapes become much more appreciated after trying to create one myself.|
|02-02-2013 10:21 PM|
Not so much on the left side. I more mean that the substrate seems to slope down at the back if anything at the moment. Especially in the area you have the 'gap'. If you raised the level at the back so it slopes up instead of down I think it would look bigger.
Maybe (if you don't want to add more substrate) you could fill the deep back section with normal gravel in a nylon stocking to save your substrate.
The LHS at the moment plateaus where your top driftwood and rocks are. Maybe it needs to be more of a slope front to back.
I like the way it is high on the left and dips then goes back up on the right. So you would have to raise the level at the back all the way along.
Hope this makes sense.
|02-02-2013 05:32 PM|
|Wolf19||The substrate is fairly high on the left hand side of the tank? Are you suggesting to slope it more?|
|02-02-2013 10:27 AM|
I'd suggest making the substrate at the back higher. You will get some more depth in your tank.
As for the right side. If you rearrange the front rock that it is on its side with the pointy end (the one that is facing the back now) pointing toward the same place at the top of the tank the wood points to (somewhere to the right of the light reflection in your picture). I don't know if that will work, but it is better in my head.
|02-02-2013 07:05 AM|
First go at an Aquascape 75G - Advice *Update Feb5*
This is my first go at an aquascape. I'm happy with the left side of the tank, but the right side I'm not sure it fits, or is lacking something. Any thoughts /suggestions/opinions are appreciated.
Cheers - and Thanks in advance!
EDIT: Added most recent FTS