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Jason's Scape (Father Nature)

Discussion in 'Aquarium & Aquascaping Journals' started by Jason King, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Jason King

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    A new scape in the planing :)

    For this one I have a few ideas that are totally different from each other.

    From this
    2017-01-09 18.19.46.

    To this

    2017-01-10 09.42.13.

    They are both just ideas, not scaped and just placed in the tank..

    trying to imagine green moss or fissidens on the rocks only.. and off white, river sand for a contrast.

    Latest image from 23-3-17
    2017-03-22 09.45.54.
     
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    To be perfectly honest certainly not the rocks only.

    With the rocks and DW I would use only 50% of the DW and the rocks reason being it looks too busy and very confusing at the moment.

    I am trying to visualize the finished Aquascape and all I can see is a massive tropical river snag for small fish to live in.

    As the DW ages it will go a darker color and possibly a natural algae look about it.

    I am thinking it comes under the heading of "Less is best" and "If it's not required don't use it"

    On the plus side I like the rocks and certainly the DW.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi Jason,

    if your intention has been to make the scape looking very naturally, Keith is right.

    If you look at this scape as a piece of modern "floristic" art - as underwater land-art - the composition is perfect, like it is.
    I find it very refreshing to see such a really different scape in comparison to all those relatively similar scapes we have seen over the years.
    It has to suit to the place where it will stand - but in a modern home it will blend in excellently.
     
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    Thank you both

    I agree with you both that the natural wood and stone scape is my favourite :) and I plan I making this one but I have some more news that I will be doing both scapes as in a few months I have another tank coming :D

    One I will set up in the garage (the natural one)

    And the other one (stone only modern scape) will be the living room one.

    It will be very simple one moss and maybe a small grass plant here and there Scape with white sand, very clean look.

    The more natural scape will be designed over time until I have that root, stone look I'm after, I don't want the everyday very common island rock and wood scape that you see all the time, for this one I want a dark mossy natural scape.

    As you know I will be posting updates as and when I work on them.
     
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    Its an easy Aquascape for beginners and they have plenty to get ideas from

    Now that is going to be very difficult as the hardscape will be far from simple.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Wow!. :eek: Did you strip that other gorgious scape down? That's what we call "Not letting grass grow over it.." :D I see a hillstream and a marginal jungle scape.
    The one with the wood looks most intriguing.. (y) I can't help it i'm a wood person, kind of a forest dweller all my life and wood always attracks me the most.. Tho a hillstream scape with only rocks can be equaly as intresting.. I'll follow this with interest..
     
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    All the rocks you see are all the available rocks and are in the tank just for playing and getting ideas. I'm sure I won't use them all and maybe not even half of them once I have what I'm after.

    I have more ideas and will keeping rearranging them until the new tank arrives.

    The very first picture was just a storage image showing all the rocks that are available.

    The second rock picture was one idea with all rocks but in my opinion to much.

    The third (below) is more like it for me with some slight adjustments when I arrange it again in the new tank.

    2017-01-12 17.45.32.

    Also keep in mind the new tank is 50cm deep not 60 like this one and 55 high not 45 like this one so things will change slightly.

    120cmH x 50cmD x 55cmH

    Saying that I bet I post another Scape idea before the tank arrives :D
     
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    I think you will design many rocky Scapes and in the end you will not know where to go next.

    Unless I am wrong using those rocks there are thousands of variations.


    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Keith I have a plan and know what I'm after in regards of plants, hardscape, Substrate etc.

    As you said I have endless layout options and the hard part it being happy with the rock work.

    Being a larger depth tank that I'm using now to test scape does make things look out of proportion.. however it's a good chance to get them ideas together.

    To be honest the photos are quick phone images and do the rocks no justice.
     
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    Once you achieve that the rest will just follow smoothly.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Just an idea, but what about trying to have a nice rock layout on one side of the aquarium, and a fairly light layout with the driftwood on the other side, possibly linking the two above water with a branch going from one side to the other?

    I think it could work, but it will really require the right rocks and driftwood to pull the hardscape off. Next problem will then be getting a good flow above the waterline with the plants making the to parts link nicely. This would in my mind only work with a good sand as bottom cover, but if I understand you right, that is your plan anyway?
     
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    Thanks for the ideas and it's certainly something I will play around with when I get to that scape.

    The new tank will be just moss rocks, sand and a few plants, once the tank has arrived I'll post more pictures with more details, I have a vision :)

    The current tank that will have a lot more detail with both rock and wood and a lot more natural themed than this tank, another journal (scape 4) coming soon :)

    I have a few personal things to sort first which involves a lot of traveling to my sick father who has took another turn so the 4th scape will not start for a while.

    On a personal note I may have to close or put hold on my small business due to this, being away from home for weeks at a time and running a business can not work unfortunately.

    It's a shame and very hard for me to say that about the business but that's life and quality time with family when they need it more than ever is far more important than anything.

    The business is an extra hobby based income and not a main source of income so it's not the end of the world, but heart breaking after all the work I put into it.

    Keep smiling :)
     
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    Sorry to hear that, but if you get to a point where you have the time to start again, you have the knowledge to do so faster.
     
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    I am sure you will work something out you usually do. Your family must come first but not to the point someone has to look after you.

    All the best to you and your family.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    What a pity :( all the best to you and your family, Jason!
     
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    Thank you both :)

    Well things are a little better for dad but not great.. anyway thanks for nice comments, I'll continue this scape asap :)
     
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    Spent a few hours over the last few weeks aquascaping the tank to take my mind off the sad things in life, I'm actually really happy with this one and today it gets planted (more images later)

    Here are some images to give you an idea :)

    Dry start for two weeks for the mini pelia on the rocks

    2017-02-23 05.30.10.

    Above water :) we have some mini orchids, mini climbers, mini Bromeliads

    2017-02-03 16.46.18.

    Later once I'm finished I'll post the planted below water images and some updated above water images and a list of plant names.
     
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