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Old 01-03-2014, 12:46 AM   #1
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Benji's Rimless Desktop Tank: Rescaped!


Tank: Rimless 2g Aquarium
Filter: Azoo Palm (Mignon 60)
Light: Archaea Slim LED 11"
Substrate: Petco Sand
Plants: (In the future) Anubias Nana "Micro", Narrow Leaf Java Fern, Xmas or Flame Moss, and Subwassertang
Hardscape: Seiryu Stone
CO2: None


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Old 01-03-2014, 05:13 PM   #2
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Move the rock a little to the left.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:05 PM   #3
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Move the rock a little to the left.
+1, I'd actually go to the right.

It won't necessarily look better, but it will certainly make it more attractive and inviting to look at.
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+1, I'd actually go to the right.

It won't necessarily look better, but it will certainly make it more attractive and inviting to look at.
I was thinking of moving it to the right and adding a smaller stone, but I pit some hydrocoytle that will hopefully grow in and make the rock appear rounder. I also added Blyxa in the back and downoi around the sides of the rock.



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Old 01-04-2014, 10:56 PM   #5
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This better?


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Ah, just a bit more!

You might have heard of it before, but there's a concept called the rule of thirds. It's pretty integral to high quality art, it puts the focus of an image on at least one of the "thirds" (imaginary lines through the image.

Here's a link: http://digital-photography-school.com/rule-of-thirds

To get it right, I tend to draw on my tanks with dry erase markers.
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Ah, just a bit more!

You might have heard of it before, but there's a concept called the rule of thirds. It's pretty integral to high quality art, it puts the focus of an image on at least one of the "thirds" (imaginary lines through the image.

Here's a link: http://digital-photography-school.com/rule-of-thirds

To get it right, I tend to draw on my tanks with dry erase markers.
I'm actually using the golden ratio (1:1.62), and there is a small rock to the right of the main one. Maybe this picture is clearer.




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I'd go to the left , only because naturally our eyes read from left to right. The rock is the focal point so your eyes are drawn to that and then continue "reading" to the right , so you miss the left side of the rock.... Just my 2 cents !
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I'd go to the left , only because naturally our eyes read from left to right. The rock is the focal point so your eyes are drawn to that and then continue "reading" to the right , so you miss the left side of the rock.... Just my 2 cents !
I dunno why but to me, it's just more visually appealing on the right. Must be from studying Hebrew :P
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Ha ha ! It's your tank, go with what works best for you. I think it looks great regardless, the rocks have some great detail and will be complimented even more once the plants fill.
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Ha ha ! It's your tank, go with what works best for you. I think it looks great regardless, the rocks have some great detail and will be complimented even more once the plants fill.
Yeah that's the idea with the Hydrocotyle and Blyxa. Even the LFS owner was a bit sad too because he really liked the main rock, too. XD
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I'm actually using the golden ratio (1:1.62), and there is a small rock to the right of the main one. Maybe this picture is clearer.




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Really? That's interesting, I've never seen it visualy applied to an image, it's going to be interesting to see this as we go along! you may be onto the next big thing
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Just a quick iPhone snap for today.
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Some DSLR teasers:



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