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|08-03-2009 07:23 AM|
|stevenlau||Thank you, I will get my scissor ready and hope that the HC will soon form a nice green carpet. This is my 3rd attempt to try to grow HC. In the past time, I got no luck to be able to grow them. Hope this time I will success|
|08-03-2009 03:19 AM|
|SPECIAL||PLANS||get your scissors ready. those plants are going to grow fast.|
|08-02-2009 07:59 AM|
I like the simplicity of the hardscape, I can pitcure a nice green carpet in the foreground.
|08-01-2009 08:19 PM|
So, after a bit while...I manage to add/rearrange the stones and finally the plants...
Flora : Eutralis stellata, Rotala rotundifolia, Bacopa monnieri, Bacopa caroliniana, Hygrophila polysperma 'sunset', Echinodorus tenellus, Cryptocoryne wendtii 'green', Hemianthus callitrichoides.
Comment and suggestion are all welcome. Thank you.
|07-18-2009 02:40 AM|
|Aglaw91||What about moving the stone more to one side. Rule of thirds. Raise the stones with substrate to be on top of a hill. Then, maybe a white sand path between the stones.|
|07-17-2009 08:18 PM|
Originally Posted by SPECIAL||PLANS View Post
|07-17-2009 06:06 PM|
|SPECIAL||PLANS||needs more substrate around left side to hide the stacked rock joint. i like the height a lot. also may want to think about introducing something in the foreground on the right side like a low growing crypt. starting to come together well in the sketch, nice work.|
|07-17-2009 08:43 AM|
I think the scape will look like this if then after planted
Please help choose...thanks folks
|07-17-2009 08:01 AM|
I came across to another petrified wood that also not big enough but tall enough. I updated the layout...
Which one will please most of your eyes? Or the previous one (without the tall one that I added now? Please help choose and thank you.
|07-15-2009 05:12 PM|
So, this is it my final hardscape...I hope...
I've put all the substrate together. I hope that this is the best I've got with the stones...
And hopefully it will looks better when planted...
|07-15-2009 05:55 AM|
|07-15-2009 02:13 AM|
Stevenlau, I have struggled to find the example of Yamaya stone that I remember seeing before. Regardless I was able to track down this image which hopefully presents the idea a little bit... [Click Here for Image]
The stones are used as a border for the sand bed. They merely separate the plants and soil from mixing with the sand bed as well serving to obscure the transition between the two soil types. To separate them, place a poster board cut to size (or some sturdy edging device) in the tank. Place a few of the rocks on the back side to keep it in place as you slowly pour the sand in. Once filled partially, start to add the soil to the back side. Then fill them both to the top as desired. Remove the stones slowly before fully covered and lightly place them on top of the edge, when filled, to obscure it.
I usually focus on iwagumi so this is a bit outside my norm. Hope it helps
|07-14-2009 03:33 PM|
Originally Posted by DorianBrytestar View Post
|07-14-2009 02:23 PM|
You could pick up some light colored slate or something to pick the petrified wood up a bit.
Assume that you will lose the bottom inch of whatever you put in to plants, putting the slate or other rock under the petrified wood and raise it vertically. (May want to raise the left side more to match the incoming flora growth.)
|07-14-2009 01:49 PM|
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