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gnod 12-31-2011 06:04 PM

V1 - No.clever.name. end date 3.17.13
 
What do you guys think?

This is my first pass on my new set up. I wanted a clean look with a lot of depth. I'm not entirely satisfied with creating a good sense of depth of field.

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/...5/photo1-8.jpg

Tank: Finnex 4 Gallon
Filter: PX360
Light: Finnex 26W
Substrate: AS New
Rocks: pagoda rocks

Probably using some h.c. and glosso initially for DSM.

Comment away!

jczernia 12-31-2011 06:42 PM

I love the rocks where did you get them? I wouldn't change a thing. Can you provide another picture with the tank showing? It's hard to tell the depth.
All you need now is some nice green carpet.

Basil 12-31-2011 07:11 PM

How about the "freakin gorgeous tank that's not even planted yet!" but really, the layout looks clean and it'll look great planted and grown.

allaboutfish 12-31-2011 07:23 PM

i like it, except for the rock on the left.

shrimpnmoss 12-31-2011 07:39 PM

That's hot. I agree that one on the left kind of sticks out...you can probably get the same perspective with some mid-height plants. Looks sweet though...kinda evil without the plants...mountains of Mordor!

Ben. 12-31-2011 08:32 PM

I would move the rock on the left. besides that looks like you're off to a great start!

gnod 12-31-2011 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jczernia (Post 1655592)
I love the rocks where did you get them? I wouldn't change a thing. Can you provide another picture with the tank showing? It's hard to tell the depth.
All you need now is some nice green carpet.

haha I got the rocks from a LFS - they were labeled pagoda rocks. I'll post another photo up soon!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Basil (Post 1655617)
How about the "freakin gorgeous tank that's not even planted yet!" but really, the layout looks clean and it'll look great planted and grown.

haha, wow thanks man! I appreciate it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by allaboutfish (Post 1655638)
i like it, except for the rock on the left.

dah, i thought the rock on the left would give it a nice depth of field view - i wanted it to look as if the left rock was closer to the viewer, and the right side further away. i think i may need to re do this!

Quote:

Originally Posted by shrimpnmoss (Post 1655657)
That's hot. I agree that one on the left kind of sticks out...you can probably get the same perspective with some mid-height plants. Looks sweet though...kinda evil without the plants...mountains of Mordor!

LOL - MT. OF MORDOR ... i like it. has a nice ring to it! :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ben. (Post 1655706)
I would move the rock on the left. besides that looks like you're off to a great start!

thanks ben!


thanks everyone for such great feedback!

mordalphus 12-31-2011 09:36 PM

Quote:

LOL - MT. OF MORDOR ... i like it. has a nice ring to it!
lol, a nice "ring" to it? Get it?


Anyways, that hardscape looks dang sweet

Ozydego 12-31-2011 09:47 PM

Nice hardscape, I would stick to the rule of odds though, the three rocks looks awesome, the 4th sticks out, even numbers tend to do that according to Amano.... maybe even another tiny rock in from the left corner rock would help the scape flow... or just the "mountains" on one side and the flowing field at the front and left... really nice rocks though... gonna look great

xenxes 12-31-2011 09:50 PM

I love the crater feel to it, are you going to plant HC inside it too?

gnod 12-31-2011 09:51 PM

ok i just realized that i have a great rock for the left front corner!

it's this:
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/...5/photo4-1.jpg

i think it creates its own mountain look..

and here it is:
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/...85/photo-2.jpg
i think i like this much better! :D
after the comments i think i was leaning towards empty space in the front left but i feel like this rock adds to the scape. what do ya'll think?

oh and closer photos of the other rocks:
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/...5/photo3-4.jpg

gnod 12-31-2011 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xenxes (Post 1655766)
I love the crater feel to it, are you going to plant HC inside it too?

i think im def going to plant some hc - i don't have much left at the moment, i'd be stealing from my other tanks. haha

i think ill be mixing it up with parts of glosso and hc. i feel like glosso tends to be taller so i think in the right corner ill plant it with glosso, and in the left front corner it'll be mostly hc.

Ozydego 12-31-2011 10:03 PM

much better flow! the two steps of the rock helps a ton

h4n 12-31-2011 11:58 PM

I like it!
Those rocks are great! How much were they?

DogFish 01-01-2012 01:12 AM

I have a Finnex 4g and I think you've done well on perspective. Not the easiest thing to do in that small of a footprint.

The 'new' front left rock looks good. Maybe, tilt it toward the big rock in back? That might really direct the view deeper into the picture.


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