|09-15-2013 02:36 AM|
Here is a long due update:
The tank has been re-scaped after studying abroad for a month and coming back to a disaster.
I daresay it is doing better than ever..first time I am truly happy with it.
|08-15-2013 05:57 AM|
|norbot||Any hope of an update here? This tank is sweet and I bet by now it's flabbergasting...........will be waiting........|
|03-20-2013 05:16 AM|
|jimmytruong87||Your dw is amazing. I want tie all riccia on that dw. You can buy some stems plant ( red color ), and then you put them behind stone---> it will look nice|
|03-07-2013 05:03 AM|
Fuze's 55 v2.0 "Nature's Strife"
I was messing with exposure for effect..the tank is actually brighter.
After leaving the tank alone for a week I decided I was not content with it. I had spent a great deal on those stones and it would be a waste to cover them up. Besides,they add a different character to the tank.
Still thinking, here is how it looks as of today.
I plan on planting some nice colorful stems behind the stone and letting the dwarf hydrocotyle spread. Adding more riccia to the driftwood as well.
|03-04-2013 05:23 PM|
I really like the idea of the tank (wood on one side, stone on the other). My constructive criticism would be to scape the rock on the left without the wood on the left covering it up. That stone is very dynamic, covering it up with the wood doesn't allow it to express itself.
Also, it might just be the camera, but the tank looks a little dark. Am I crazy?
|03-04-2013 04:55 PM|
Thank you for the comments all.
I do not have a problem with re-arranging things now, before the tank starts to mature.
However, I think that I will have plants do a lot of the work in terms of framing, and making the tank flow better.
Here is a FTS I took today:
I look through the wood I have and maybe pick a piece to put on the left to help bring the focus more towards where the ideal point should be.
|03-04-2013 11:19 AM|
|03-04-2013 11:16 AM|
|acitydweller||had to look at the new fts a few times and had a thought. i think if you shifted the larger driftwood and the entire section on the right more towards the center then relocate the left section to the right and flipping it to face outward, it would be in better balance. Lots of work tho... but even more work once your plants get more established.|
|03-04-2013 10:39 AM|
As for your new scape. I like it better. But I still think you could improve.
I think now you have a pile of rocks and sticks in place of the rocks. Don't get me wrong, I think it is an improvement. Perhaps planted it will be better.
I think it's that you have lost a focal point. I think the wood you had on the left framed the tank.
I tried another layout with what you have but this one is harder.
hmmm, so the line on the left is the line one focal point 'should' be on the other circle is a spot you could put another focal point. But I'm a little stuck with changing this around.
If you want have a play with changing the wood on the left would be my suggestion now.
|03-04-2013 08:45 AM|
|03-03-2013 03:47 AM|
|kwheeler91||i like the way you have it now. it lets the right side create a focal point and the left accents it well. once its all planted its gonna look great. You have done a great job, especially considering the dimensions of the tank.|
|03-03-2013 02:52 AM|
|Kathyy||Love the final version and the butterfly fish are sure adding to the effect. Reminds me a bit of the fighting dragons tank in the 2012 IAPLC contest. Not quite sure what creatures I see but there is something there!|
|03-02-2013 08:20 PM|
I concluded that the scale was just not working with the right side of the tank. Since the tank is so narrow its a little more difficult to pull off one of those "perspective" scapes.
I am pretty happy with the current state of it.
Added some new inhabitants:
3 African Butterfly fish.
Riccia starting to take off:
|03-01-2013 05:06 PM|
Lastly, you might consider letting the soil behind the mountain on the left continue to rise toward the back of the tank (pushing a few of the stones towards the back as well so the mountain appears behind the wood portal). This would help improve the perspective. If possible, move/adjust the intake(?) in that corner to allow the deeper soil.
|03-01-2013 03:13 AM|
You can read it here:http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...362&highlight=
The result was that my thoughts were confirmed and the left side just did not seem right, the scale was just off, it did not mesh well. So it had to be changed.
Here is the new iteration, right before a water change:
Recently got rid of my Aquaclear 70 and replaced it with a Sunsun canister, putting out 265 gph...a little low, but the flow is nice, and along with the powerhead, I think the combo will work out fine.
Still trying to figure out the CO2 dosing...came home today to find a ghost shrimp in its back and the fish acting strange. After the water change, I went to look for the body and was surprised to find it had scuttled away, so no casualties.
Looking to add more plants soon, things are growing very well so far.
Thanks for looking, and as always, comments/critique are very much appreciated!
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