"3 stones"

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by Robertus van Tilburg, 20 Feb 2014.

  1. Robertus van Tilburg

    Robertus van Tilburg Member

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    In this thread, i will be posting some new info on my latest iwagumi aquascape called "3 stones"

    Because a picture says more than thousand words I start with that.

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  2. Robertus van Tilburg

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    Prep for this setup started some months ago on my desk

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    I will update this thread from time to time to see what happens in this tank.
     

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  3. GlenFish

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    Looks very promising, classic iwagumi look. What plants are you using?
     
  4. Robertus van Tilburg

    Robertus van Tilburg Member

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    Only hemianthus cuba and eleocharis (parvula and acicularis).
     
  5. steveno

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    loving the simplicity, the layout looks good, once growth out will look even better. li do love dragon stones but can be a bit of pain to keep clean.
     
  6. Robertus van Tilburg

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    Thanks for the interest and replies
    During my reefing period (Robertus-reeftanks) I always did very sophisticated reefs scapes.

    Now I go for a clean setup and for simplicity.
    And simplicity is, if done well, a very powerful thing.

    If anyone has any suggestions or remarks, please give them.


    I'l keep you all updated.

    Grt,

    Robertus.
     
  7. Curvball

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    Hi Robertus - loved your reef tanks, welcome to the aquascaping world, I've recently joined myself - want to gain a different perspective on this hobby before going back to my reefs.
     
  8. Robertus van Tilburg

    Robertus van Tilburg Member

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    Thanks, a different perspective, it certainly gives.
    And I like it.
     
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  9. Curvball

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    Ironically I also named my very first aquascape '3 stones' :)
     
  10. Robertus van Tilburg

    Robertus van Tilburg Member

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    Ha ha lol
     
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  11. Robertus van Tilburg

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    Small update. HC slowly but surely growing in this tank, taking its time more than I am used to.
    Grass is growing better than HC.

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  12. Omegatron

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    and again, less is more! looks great!
     
  13. Solcielo lawrencia

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    I'm not digging the small rock in the middle. It looks like the nose of a mole rat and the two large stones are its ears. Also, the right side stone looks like it's falling over; the two platforms on it make it look like it should be placed perfectly vertical.
     
  14. Solcielo lawrencia

    Solcielo lawrencia Member

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    I hope you don't mind the suggestion.
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    The height and placement of the rocks aren't perfect - the tall rock should probably be slightly higher and the small one should be placed differently - but overall it's better balanced and stable in my opinion.
     
  15. Robertus van Tilburg

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    Thank you for your reply.
    Glad you wrote down your vision on my hardscape.
    Also thanks for your own suggestion for a setup with these stones.

    A hardscape is always a personal interpretation of beauty, style, harmony etc.
    I came to my setup after many hours of trying to place these stones in accordance with my personality and i am happy with the final setup.
     
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  16. Alastair

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    I think the final set up is perfect. Vertically would just look too symmetrical.
    Its looking lovely. Even nice enough to go on the ukaps facebook ;)
     
  17. Mr. Teapot

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    Have to agree, I’m with the Robertus version which I think looks fantastic. I reckon the other mock-up looks far too artificial to my eye.
     
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  18. Robertus van Tilburg

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    Thx for the reactions.

    Saw this one today near the front window during and made a pic of it:


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    Color of quickly growing HCC becoming better and better:

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  19. Duran

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    really nice scape:)
     
  20. Robertus van Tilburg

    Robertus van Tilburg Member

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    Thx.

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