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Old 12-03-2012, 02:02 AM   #46
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I like how you keep everything really clean. Great job!
Thank you
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:14 AM   #47
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Some sketchings I made when planning the layout:



Plant list:
-HC
-Lileopsis brasiliensis
-Crypt parva
-Hemianthus micranthemoides
-Ludwigia arcuata
-Heteranthera zosterifolia
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:15 AM   #48
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^ Dude, hahahah hahahah

That is awesome paint brush skills!
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:13 PM   #49
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I like the above sketch. should look very cool.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:55 PM   #50
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^ Dude, hahahah hahahah

That is awesome paint brush skills!
hahaha I used my tablet computer, much easier when using your fingers. It looked horrible when I tried to use Paint in my laptop .
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:57 PM   #51
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I like the above sketch. should look very cool.
Thanks! I hope the layout will look the same using real plants.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:16 PM   #52
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The plants I ordered should arrive tomorrow, which means I will begin planting on Friday night or maybe during the weekend. Any thoughts on the rocks arrangement?

Full view:


Angle view:


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Another thing I noticed is my lighting set. Its already more than a year since I used it which means its time for a replacement bulb. So far, I only found AquaTouch selling it and quite expensive for a bulb. Anyone know other source selling it?
I already have Archea 45cm LED set but I don't really like the bluish color
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:02 AM   #53
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WOW, that one nice layout! This is one of the few thread I;m actually excited to see what the results are.

What I don't think fits with an ADA tank are those clip on lights, kind of seem a bit tacky and takes away from the whole look of rimless tank.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:05 AM   #54
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Great hardscape!
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:35 AM   #55
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The rock on the far left seems to close to the glass but if you move it back that will throw off the scale of the main rock. Maybe try playing with the angle of that one rock. Overall it is a great looking scape.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:27 AM   #56
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Well, I can't afford those expensive ADA lighting or other hanging light fixtures. But hey, I have one solution on how to hide the clip. Let me try it first whether it improves the appearance then I will post it.

The stone on the left is still bugging me no matter how I try to adjust it. I tried to move it a little and buried it as deep as I could. Here is the result:

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hmm.. I think it looks better...
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:59 PM   #57
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Looking good. I hate to be critical of a layout but what do you think about moving the small stone in back up infront on the right? Right now, it looks kind of hidden, even though it's almost dead center. I was thinking it may balance out the left stone, which looks quite nice now that you buried it.
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I like the front left one better now too. I think the issue we are now running into is the even number of stones, 4. Do you have another small one you can use in the foreground area?

Something like this maybe?
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:22 PM   #59
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I like the front left one better now too. I think the issue we are now running into is the even number of stones, 4. Do you have another small one you can use in the foreground area?
There are 5. I thought the same. I didn't see the one center in back. That's why I suggested moving it in my post above. On mentioned that because I thought exactly the same until look back up for the top view.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:35 AM   #60
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Thanks for the replies

I will try to find if there is any small stone suitable to enhance the rock arrangement.

At the moment I'm preparing the plants before planting tomorrow morning. I love planting but not preparing them.haha I wish I have those helpers like Mr. Amano has..
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