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Old 11-10-2006, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys. I want to show you my latest tank:



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Old 11-10-2006, 10:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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really nice. what are those plants on the back left hand side corner?
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It looks very nice, can you post information on your equipment, tank size, photo period and what you use to fertilize your tank. How long has it been set up?
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Looks like Egeria densa (Anacharis), is that what it is?
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I like it! Do you have any close-ups? What kind of fish are those?
Thanks.
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I like this scape a lot-- it's got a lot of innovation and spirit!

Color balances, texture contrasts, and fish choices are good.

Just a few things on execution . . . if the egerias could be grown more densely, I think it would help. I know it's not really a plant that bushes, so that's difficult. I do think it works well here.

The moss on the right side wood could be trained a little more neatly.

Also, I think you'll get an even nicer contrast if you could get a lighter colored sand for the front right foreground though I realize how difficult switching up substrates is.

Anyway, very unique and spirited lay out dude!
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Your title does make me feel like I'm looking at a forest floor. Large blades of grass growing next to a moss covered stump. The various shades of thickness and color of the grasses actually create a sense of depth. Without the use of red plants, your choice of red finned fish adds to the contrast. The Egeria Densa does look a little funny, but I think you were going for a "pine tree" effect here. They do sort of look like a thicket of pine trees, that would go with the theme, like the title suggests. They still seem a little distracting though. perhaps a jaged rock behind those egeria's might look like a mountain range? and would pull them back, creating more sence of depth. Perhaps textured slate, this would serve to look like a mountain but, wouldnt take up as much room as a regular rock. I know I shouldn't try and tell you what to do but I think it serves a purpose here, you don't have to take my opinion.

Overall the varrying shades of green make a great sense of depth. The title is very well executed with the plant choices.


PS I'm not sure if you did it on purpose. But I believe the title should be "Edge of The forest. I see that your native language is not english? I'm sorry to correct your grammer, I just wanted to point that out. If you did this on purpose just ignore me
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Nice work, I like how it slopes from right to left, & excellent use of the wood in both foreground & background.
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Your title does make me feel like I'm looking at a forest floor. Large blades of grass growing next to a moss covered stump. The various shades of thickness and color of the grasses actually create a sense of depth. Without the use of red plants, your choice of red finned fish adds to the contrast. The Egeria Densa does look a little funny, but I think you were going for a "pine tree" effect here. They do sort of look like a thicket of pine trees, that would go with the theme, like the title suggests. They still seem a little distracting though. perhaps a jaged rock behind those egeria's might look like a mountain range? and would pull them back, creating more sence of depth. Perhaps textured slate, this would serve to look like a mountain but, wouldnt take up as much room as a regular rock. I know I shouldn't try and tell you what to do but I think it serves a purpose here, you don't have to take my opinion.

Overall the varrying shades of green make a great sense of depth. The title is very well executed with the plant choices.


PS I'm not sure if you did it on purpose. But I believe the title should be "Edge of The forest. I see that your native language is not english? I'm sorry to correct your grammer, I just wanted to point that out. If you did this on purpose just ignore me
I don't feel it, I was expecting something like this.

Not that it's not nice.
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Nice triangular composition. However, would you like to substitute the Egeria Densa for another shorter (rosette) plant - perhaps replace it with the Sagittaria subulata. For the foreground, I would recommend Dwarf Hairgrass or Echinodorus tenellus. This would make the slope more obvious

Just my 2-cents worth. Cheers.
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