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Old 09-28-2004, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Update -- one of Jeff Senske's newer works

Jeff Senske has sent us a few more photos, this time of a 75g stem plant arrangement:











Plant species are:

Rotala rotundifolia (green), Rotala macranda narrow-leaf ("magenta"), Rotala wallichii, Hygrophila polysperma, Hygrophila difformis, Hygrophila sp. "compacta" (Tropica hybrid), Eusteralis stellata, Eusteralis sp. "giant",
Ludwigia "Cuba", Ludwigia ovalis, Limnophilia aromatcoides, Myriophyllum
mattogrosense, Eleocharis vivipara, Anubias nana, Crypocoryne "willisii",
Java Moss.

For more of his works: www.aquariumdesigngroup.com

For APC's ever growing inspirational gallery:
https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f....php?cat_id=13

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Old 09-28-2004, 11:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Three things:

1) Wonderful scapes!

2) The pictures are downsampled with nearest neighbour algorithm which makes them really pixelated. If APC automatically downsamples uploaded images, please make it use at least bilinear or preferably bicubic downsampling. The downsampled result might be less sharp, but more naturallooking. I have personally solved this by applying sharpness on sites using automatic downsampling, but that might be somewhat over the top.

3) I was wondering if these aquarium use CO2? If I'm not mistaken Aquarium Design Group makes aquascapes that should last long and with minimal maintenance. As I want to setup such an aquarium for a buddys workplace I would like to get some hints and tips.

I was thinking less light, no CO2 and Walstad-substrate and really easy plants (Java fern, Anubias and..?)
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The problem with the images is now being addressed. I may end up sending the originals to you, Daniel, since I know you're excellent with photoshop.

I don't think it's so much APC's doing moreso than the cheap photoshopping software on the college campus computers.

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Eusteralis 'Giant' Is 'Broad leaf'?
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This tank is awesome! I love the jungle look it has...Carlos, is he going to replace those fast growers or is this just an easy-growing tank?
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Image problem resolved! Hopefully, Jeff Senske will pitch in and do a little explanation on this tank (he is a member on this board).

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I'm not sure what Raul means regarding changing the "fast growers"?
I can say that a synnetrical feel was actually intentional on this layout due to client's request . You should see this guys yard- perfect symmetrical balance on both sides of his sidewalk. Everything in his home is very orderly and balanced also. I am really trying to get away from these types of layouts, but I do feel a little implied symmetry can be made to work (though I did try and skew things a bit in order to keep it from looking too hopelessly contrived).
On the Giant E. stellata, I am just guessing at the name as I haven't really heard an exact scientific for it yet. I just know that it's exceedingly beautiful and extremely easy to grow. This layout has come back from no less than 5 major trimmings.
I'm happy to answer any other questions as well.
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Great images. Thanks for making the change.

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Very beautifull landscape !!!
Could you give us some more details on your substrate, lights, fertilisation regime are you doing the fertilising or your client is it done throu dosing pumps? By the way how old is this setup?
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For me personally that is an interesting tank to look at. The detail pictures showing the symphony of leaf shapes, colors, and hues are amazing. They look like paintings - especially where one can see the E. vivipara (I believe that's the plant). Also the picture of the stems of green rotala stretching over the dark area is very, very elegant.

And yet - I don't like the tank as a whole. I think that for me the foreground is what breaks the wonderful experience. Look at the first picture, cover the foreground right under the Anubias with your fingers and look at the tank... see if you agree with me.

The symmetry... the E. vivipara is positioned dead center - I personally would move it just a little bit off center. I think that a little overall asymmetry would help the tank immensely, but Jeff meant to (had to ) create a symetrical composition.

Jeff, I was wondering something - since you place your tanks taking into consideration from where they will be viewed - is this tank usually being looked at from a "full frontal" position, as the owner would probably prefer to?

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