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Emersed Scape

Discussion in 'Emersed Journals' started by Jason King, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Jason King

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    A while back I started an emersed scape.

    I was aiming for a cliff edge style scape, high rockwork with a beach type of foreground.

    Some details:

    TMC Signature 600Wx450Dx300H
    TMC Aquaray 1500 Tile

    30+kg of Seiryu Stone / Mini Lanscape Rock
    White Sand and Gravel. (I may change this as I used what I already had available)

    For the substrate I used some old eco complete that's mixed with some old TMC NutraSoil

    Plants:
    Eleocharis sp. 'mini'
    Echinodorus tenellus 'Green'
    Sagittaria Subulata 'Dwarf'
    Fissidens Fontanus
    Riccardia Chamedryfolia (Mini Pellia)
    Taxiphyllum 'Flame'

    The plants have been in for just over two weeks, some started to melt but have started bouncing back including the dwarf hair grass that is now producing runners :)

    Later today Im going to try and take some photo's, these will not be as good as Roy`s latest images (good job Roy :) )
     
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    Hi Jason,

    Sounds great mate. Good to hear the plants are doing well :joyous:

    Looking forward to seeing the photos.

    Thank you for the complement on my photos :tea:
     
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    one day my photos will be almost as good :D
     
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    I have no excuse when it comes to camera settings :D but as this is my attic/man cave im very limited to the distance i can go backwards, i managed to get the tank shot using my 24mm lens.

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    now i wait on the progress of the plant growth :) and then ill try some more of my photography skills :disillusionment::gorilla:

    the rock work was done in November but planted two weeks ago :)
     
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    Forgot to mention that ive ordered some aquaray mms rail so i can suspend the light higher giving me a wider light angle.
     
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    Wow Jason - that is absolutely stunning!!! Love your rock work very much :applause:
    now it has only more to grow a bit.
    I hope the rocks will not dissapear too much under the plants...

    Phew! What a landscape - I would immediately like to walk in the gorch to discover everything...
    I really get a strong yearning for this landscape - unbelieveable!
    :applause:
     
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    Thanks ev its my first scape thats not just plants and wood, originally i did a five stone igwami layout but changed it to something i thought was different.

    My plan is to let this grow and then be very aggressive with the trimming to bring the rockwork back as the main feature once the plants have setttled in.

    Any suggestions/c&c are welcome.
     
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    Hi Jason, Your rock work is stunning :first:

    When the plants grow in it will look even more stunning a slice of nature in a glass box:whoo:

    Can i book a 2 week holiday in there in the summer.

    Good photos by the way.
     
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    Jason

    I have done a few Camera courses and one point was always hammered home the designers and makers of cameras spend a fortune on perfecting the "Automatic" settings programs for the happy snappers.

    Also there is Adobe PhotoShop that can do all the basic and more to any photograph

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    A simple trim and B&W

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    A green tinge to it a mysterious appeal.

    What can I say after those comments.

    Your Aquascape is full of character by using those rocks and the way you have positioned them.

    The pathway is a mystery in its self where is it going to and why cannot I see around the corner.

    Its the type of Aquascape that is full of Nature at its best.

    My only word of advice don't kill it with over planting, use the natural crevices to have a hint of a plant

    Keith :cathug:
     

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    Thanks everyone :).

    As I said once the plants have grown I'm going to be very aggressive with the trimming leaving just the odd crevice planted along with the top of the cliffs.

    I may also remove one of the plants if it over takes anything else and keeps covering the rock work.

    On the top of the cliffs I'm thinking of adding a small aquatic plant (bush effect)? To the far back corners, I'm open to suggestions.

    Thanks for the images Keith I'm planning on getting some more black back drops for the sides to cover them when I take a photograph or maybe try white?
     
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    I mentioned a bush at the top of the cliffs but also thought about a very small tree (bonsai?) slightly leaning over? (inspired by serok's small bonsai scape) and I mean small so it does not over power the whole scape.

    Filipe Oliveira did a scape a few years back with a moss tree that interested me also
     
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    Try both (black and white) with paper, Jason

    I would not put a tree - it's too big. In my feeling the landscape is very big - so a tree could only be 2 or 3 cm tall - in this measure. It also is not the kind of landscape, where bigger trees are growing ... too windy!
    So, if it would be mine - I would only allow very flat and very tiny leafed plants - only millimeters big... and keep the grass very short.
     
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    Thanks Ev.

    Im going to wait until its grown in first before i make the next step? if i do change anything :)
     
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    To be perfectly honest I would leave it alone and see if a "Moss" naturally grows on the rocks.

    It could be the case of "More is less"

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Some of my original igwami scape ideas that i still like? but decided on the cliff scape instead, i also i found the higher rocks ended up to tall for this tank 300mm if it was a 450mm high they proberly would of worked? :)

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    and some more photo of the current scape with a white background.

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    Hi Jason,

    I like both the igwami scape:chuncky: But photo no2 Does it for me :applouse:

    I will be asking your advise on rock work soon Jason "Rescaping the cube igwami style " As you have a very good eye for rock placement :glee:
     
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    No 2 was my favourite aswell but was just to high for this tank, ive kept it in mind for maybe a future project in my main living room tank? Maybe..

    Thanks for your nice comments I would love to assist you in the next scape it's an honor :)

    If you start a new journal with the rocks / plants etc you plan on using we can plan ahead?
     
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    Yes Keith - just moss and algaes that come on its own on the rocks...
    Less is more!
     

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