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SCMurphy 02-03-2009 10:51 AM

Aquascaping?
 
Is THIS aquascaping?

Gatekeeper 02-03-2009 12:44 PM

No. That is an artsy fad. The plants aren't even real, LOL.

Someone should email him some of the AGA winners... tell him we are already doing it better then him and its all real.

James1986 02-03-2009 01:01 PM

i think it looks pretty wild, I'm pretty big into biotopes kinda reminds me of a blackwater setup, but then again kinda looks like a flooded wasteland compared to the typical planted tank lol, gotta give the guy credit good layout for what it is and what he was working with plus he made it to take photos of so he could hang it as a piece of art. Good photo, decent aquarium lol

mistergreen 02-03-2009 02:38 PM

looks good to me.. This falls into the diorama category thought. It's done for the purpose of creating an atmosphere for a photograph.

I think a criteria for aquascaping is that it's done for the purpose of creating an environment for fish.

If she had fish in there then I'd say it's aquascaping.

Gatekeeper 02-03-2009 04:12 PM

The plants aren't real folks.

mistergreen 02-03-2009 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gmccreedy (Post 778890)
The plants aren't real folks.

does it matter?

Let's say you just use hardscapes (rocks, driftwood etc..) for a tank. Maybe you use epoxy to create a faux rock background as well. Is that not aquascaping?

wug 02-04-2009 08:41 PM

Yes it is with a very unique twist.

Gatekeeper 02-04-2009 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mistergreen (Post 778957)
does it matter?

Let's say you just use hardscapes (rocks, driftwood etc..) for a tank. Maybe you use epoxy to create a faux rock background as well. Is that not aquascaping?

Let throw some plastic plants in too while your at it. Rock it old school baby.

aquaticmaniac 02-04-2009 08:50 PM

I would call that aquascaping. You don't have to have real plants to aquascape, or plants at all. That one isn't the best I've seen though, but it's an interesting concept.

Coltonorr 02-04-2009 08:50 PM

Glenn,
pink plants with little white tips...?

Gatekeeper 02-04-2009 09:33 PM

Ahh... Aquascaping it is. I stand corrected.

Would love to see someone submit this for the AGA competition then!!!

bsmith 02-04-2009 11:10 PM

Is a Rift Lake tank "aquascaped? I think so.

lauraleellbp 02-08-2009 01:41 AM

Aren't those just paintings?

Gatekeeper 02-08-2009 01:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lauraleellbp (Post 782074)
Aren't those just paintings?

More like a calage with water...

My next "aquascape" is going to be just a sand bottom. Going to entitle it "The Desert". Should be a real screamer... Not even going to add water, so it really grasps desert theme.

lauraleellbp 02-08-2009 02:28 AM

LOL

I think you should stick a fish skeleton in the sand for good measure. And maybe a dead plant.


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