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08-03-2009 08:23 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 04:19 AM
SPECIAL||PLANS get your scissors ready. those plants are going to grow fast.
08-02-2009 08:59 AM
OoNickoC I like the simplicity of the hardscape, I can pitcure a nice green carpet in the foreground.

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Originally Posted by blair View Post
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]
Random info, if you invert the colors in the pic in the link, the black portion on top has a hidden image as does the lower portion....not just zoomed in but an actual different photo. You can tell by the direction/position of the rasboras in the top one, and the slender fish in the bottom one.
08-01-2009 09:19 PM
stevenlau 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 03:40 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 09:18 PM
stevenlau
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Originally Posted by SPECIAL||PLANS View Post
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.
Thank you, I'll try to add more substrate regarding your idea about the substrate, thanks. And is this what you were mentioned before?

07-17-2009 07:06 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 09:43 AM
stevenlau I think the scape will look like this if then after planted



Please help choose...thanks folks
07-17-2009 09:01 AM
stevenlau I came across to another petrified wood that also not big enough but tall enough. I updated the layout...

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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 06:12 PM
stevenlau 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 06:55 AM
stevenlau
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Originally Posted by blair View Post
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
Thank you, but I don't use sand, instead I just use soil and the use of rocks in my tank are just merely for decorative purposes. The problem is only those kind of rocks that I can find so hard, so I will work my very best to make them look good.
07-15-2009 03:13 AM
blair 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 04:33 PM
stevenlau
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Originally Posted by DorianBrytestar View Post
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.)
Hmmm....I think I'll try to find something to raise them up a bit. Thank you. What about a Styrofoam? Will it works?
07-14-2009 03:23 PM
DorianBrytestar 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 02:49 PM
stevenlau
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I haven't read through all of this as I need to run, but I your best bet with stones like that and a scape with stems might be to do a sand foreground. This way you can keep the foreground very low, exposing the petrified woods, and start the planting behind it. Basically, using it like Amano would yamata stone (as a border). Just a thought as these are very small. Best of luck
You just sound exactly 100% like what I've thought about the layout. Would you be very kindly to give me link about Amano's Yamata scape? Thank you. Now, what about the rocks formation? Do they look any good to you? Should move them a bit back or forth or sideway? Thank you once again.
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