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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-23-2016, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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After the flood...

Hi everybody ,my name is john and I m from Greece,this is my first thread here .This is day 20 for this layout it was running before that as a Dutch ,but after a flood problem I gave all the plants and I was ready to give up the hobby but somehow I decided to do this layout with materials I already had and this is the result...

Tank: rio 125 , 81*36*50

Lighting : 2*28watt sylvania grolux
2*24watt warm white osram
Co2: pressurized co2 5kgbottle with glass difussor .
Plants: Monte Carlo,fissidens fontanus,Christmas moss,lobelia cardinalis mini,alternanthera mini,rotala Nanjeshan ?,cryptocoryne tropica,hydrocotile tripartita.

Ferts: not started yet

A small video ,I ll post some photos as soon as I ll find my dslr


I am open to any suggestions ideas etc to improve my scape...
Sorry for my bad English
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-24-2016, 04:09 AM
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Looks great. Love the piece of wood in the front and the rocks with plants draped over them. Only thing I would change is the fact that the other pieces of wood dont seem to match well.
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I can't view your video. I wish you would just upload the pic.
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Just few shots I took today with my dslr and a minor change on the right wood
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I would place the wood in a gradation form so the large 1s are in the front as a 3 dimension drawing. It would give an allusion of depth.
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Hi Hilde you are right this is what I have try to do but the picture doesn't help ,so you can see I have place the big woods in front and the thin on the back,the aquarium is small only 36cm depth , I will put many plants more ,so I ll try to cover all the woods except the 3 big ones another thing is that I didn't had a selection of woods , that was the only woods I had so I tried to do what I could with them. I am in the search for bolbitis heudeloti ,Java fern trident and maybe some bucephalandras.
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Hi Hilde you are right this is what I have try to do but the picture doesn't help ,so you can see I have place the big woods in front and the thin on the back,the aquarium is small only 36cm depth.
The 2 thick 1s would look better being on the same side. The others thin 1s should have their tips towards 1 side.
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I like what you have done here very much. The tank appearance of depth and the spacing of the larger pieces gives it a good balance. The variety of wood pieces color, size and form is very appealing to me. Nice job!
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The 2 thick 1s would look better being on the same side. The others thin 1s should have their tips towards 1 side.
Hilde maybe it would be better ,but I think then is gonna be a completely different aquascape
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I like what you have done here very much. The tank appearance of depth and the spacing of the larger pieces gives it a good balance. The variety of wood pieces color, size and form is very appealing to me. Nice job!

Thanks jr
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You have a beautiful scape going so far! It's very moody and atmospheric. My only critique is the front-right piece of wood is too dominant. It feels out of place compared to the rest of the driftwood. Try laying it down flat- a fallen trunk would fit beautifully with your sunken forest.
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You have a beautiful scape going so far! It's very moody and atmospheric. My only critique is the front-right piece of wood is too dominant. It feels out of place compared to the rest of the driftwood. Try laying it down flat- a fallen trunk would fit beautifully with your sunken forest.

Thanks dpod I have already tried to put it in a different place and position ,and always something doesn't look good i ll just replace it or I ll cut it to be very short. I ll update soon
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I like it a lot.

It's a Picasso 'scape. Very abstract.

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After almost a month and with some changes made before
I go away for 2 weeks, no water changes no ferts
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It is filling in very nicely. I like it, it has a very moody feeling. The opening in the plants in the center looks like a path leading into the forest.
Thanks for the update, and please update again, I would like to see how it progresses.
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