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03-04-2013 09:51 PM
mullenium wow amazing scape.. i love that driftwood
03-04-2013 09:18 PM
Originally Posted by Fuze View Post
Most recent scape:

I must admit that seeing it planted it looks better. can you put some stem plants on the far left? I think that would be great. Maybe you could also put one of those more red plants you have on the right in that focal point on the left.

03-04-2013 03:50 PM
Fuze Most recent scape:

03-04-2013 07:37 AM
Originally Posted by Fuze View Post
Thank you Linds for that analysis.

I think you changed my mind, and I will be editing the left side of the scape. I have some more driftwood and will be adding that along with the stones to continue the theme on the right.

Now the question is do I continue the direction of the wood, or start from the left and have them clash..
Sorry. I've been away for a few days.

I think you just have to try it and see what looks good. Just looking at it I don't think you need to add more wood, but it might work.

I think it would have to be going the opposite direction.

03-01-2013 02:23 AM
Fuze I did make changes to the tank, check out my tank journal!

Thanks everyone for the help, I like how it came out, for now...
02-26-2013 08:02 PM
tomfromstlouis Farmer's idea works for me. The problem was teh two sides - equally interesting on their own - did not relate to each other. Farmer's manipulation fixes that by bringing the rocks as subservient elements to the big and awesome piece of wood. If you still want a mountain like element, it might go where the big wood hits the substrate. Maybe.
02-26-2013 02:29 PM
Trying to figure out this scape.

Thank you Linds for that analysis.

I think you changed my mind, and I will be editing the left side of the scape. I have some more driftwood and will be adding that along with the stones to continue the theme on the right.

Now the question is do I continue the direction of the wood, or start from the left and have them clash..
02-26-2013 09:47 AM
Farmer Ok, I did some fiddling around and digitally reduced that left side. I also took one of the rocks and put it under the wood on the right. I did that because that is an ideal spot for a focal point. Your other major focal point (IMO, I'm not an expert) is the empty space created. I think reducing the rocks does wonders especially with the plants grown in on the left. So here it is...

Attachment 95026

I appreciate what you were trying to do with the rock vs plant thing, but personally I don't think it worked.

I absolutely love the right side of your tank and I think with some rearranging you can have a most incredible tank.

Is the piece of wood on the far left separate from the other? If it is maybe you could try moving it. I'm not sure where and with the plants on the left maybe it can stay. But when I had just a blank space (see below) it looked out of place as it seems to with the rocks there. Maybe it is just the angle, instead of it sloping to the right at the top it could slope to the left, ie rest on the bottom toe the right of the plants I added and slope toward the corner of the tank.

Attachment 95034

Anyway, that's my take on it.

02-26-2013 09:15 AM
Originally Posted by I3raven View Post
I really love the right side of the tank, looks very natural and enchanting. One of my favorites, but it looks like both of the scapes should be in 2 different tanks, like the left rock structure would be a perfect base for a iwagumi setup, just fill in he empty gravel spots with hc or glosso and add life to the scale with shrimps.
I agree.

IDK that's what I would do, but if transferring a whole scape is too hard, just do what the other people have said above me.
I think if you want to be happy with your tank and you see that it's not right now (which you indicated and I agree) then you need to bite the bullet and reduce that left side. If you don't I don't think you'll be happy with it. But it won't be easy seeing you have fish in there already depending on what the substrate is. Can you remove them for a time? perhaps to another tank.

02-26-2013 08:36 AM
Originally Posted by Waters View Post
I would continue what you have done on the right side all the way across the tanks and remove (or greatly reduce) the rocks on the left.
I totally agree. The 'pile of rocks' detracts from the right side of the tank which looks lovely. I think even if you have plants on it it would be better much lower.

02-26-2013 03:36 AM
Sluggo Put some more HC across the front. Then, maybe plant a wall of corkscrew vals across the back. I'd try putting one more rock right in the middle, to smooth out that valley a little.
02-25-2013 12:09 AM
Fuze Yep, originally, I wanted the branch in the back to wrap around the stones, but they didn't reach high enough. Looks like I will be getting some eggcrate soon...
02-24-2013 11:55 PM
Kai808 I like the stone vs wood idea! But that mountain is too small and looks like it'll get eaten by the wood. I would add more stones and fill the left side up. Also, I think it'll look better if you spread out that riccia on the wood or get some moss on there.

Keep working on it. I'm still not totally happy with my tank and always want to change it around or add more stones.

I would also suggest you add your journal to your signature. That way members will know you have one and won't have to search for it.

Good luck!
02-24-2013 04:03 PM
Trying to figure out this scape.

I see what you are saying, but I don't think you have to scrap that idea. If you get some green on that mound and some tall plants behind and to the left, I think it will change the perception totally. Some low growing plants up front will help as least I think it will. It would be awesome if you could get some nana pettites growing on that mound too. Not totally cover, just a few spots. Just a suggestion.....
02-24-2013 03:26 PM
Trying to figure out this scape.

Yes, I think what I am having trouble with is that The scape is jumping scales from left to right.

It is a tough one though, I like both elements.
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