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chester 11-10-2006 10:04 AM

126lts/33G - "Edge of Forest"
 
Hi guys. I want to show you my latest tank:

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...ski/akwa-1.jpg

What do you think?

SUBORPHAN 11-10-2006 10:11 AM

really nice. what are those plants on the back left hand side corner?

LindaC 11-10-2006 10:13 AM

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?

LindaC 11-10-2006 10:15 AM

Looks like Egeria densa (Anacharis), is that what it is?

Mud Pie Mama 11-10-2006 10:26 AM

I like it! Do you have any close-ups? What kind of fish are those?
Thanks.

Steven_Chong 11-10-2006 11:23 AM

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!

T-Bone 11-10-2006 01:38 PM

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 ;)

bristles 11-10-2006 03:45 PM

Nice work, I like how it slopes from right to left, & excellent use of the wood in both foreground & background.

bioch 11-10-2006 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T-Bone (Post 246030)
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.
http://www.confluence.org/ec/all/n00w079/thumb1.jpg
Not that it's not nice.

Tankman 11-10-2006 07:31 PM

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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