60cm post-contest re-scape

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by George Farmer, 28 May 2008.

  1. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    I've submitted my ADA entry, so I figured I have a minor re-scape - just for fun!

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  2. Dan Crawford

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    Awesome mate, that blyxia has changed considerably hasn't it? I'm loving vallis nana, good choice! ;)
     
  3. Garuf

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    Very nice, can we have a full frontal view please?
     
  4. George Farmer

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    Thanks mate.

    I hacked the Blyxa right back, and guess what?! It turned orange again... lol

    I'll see what I can do...
     
  5. George Farmer

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    It will look 100% better once the Blyxa grows in to create an effective background.

    I'm pretty happy with it though, for a 30 minute re-scape. And my photography is improving too, I think.

    I'm off to the USA for 3 weeks this weekend so it will be interesting to see what state it's in after no maintenance. Always a good excuse for a strip down if it's a disaster, and another PFK blog series...

    Cheers.

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  6. ceg4048

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    Man, I love the dynamic angles in that center :D but I'm finding the Crinium(?) just a tad distracting. I guess it'll fill in as well. We need to get to the bottom of the Blyxa riddle... :rolleyes:

    Cheers,
     
  7. Garuf

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    I really like it!
    One criticism is that something doesn't sit right, after looking and thinking I've figured that there's 2 points vying for you attention, the fern on the right and the wood mirroring its position on the left making your eyes flicker rather than focus on one point.
     
  8. George Farmer

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    All good critique points, so well done for that, but wait until the Bylxa is mature and you'll understand my intentions, I hope. Patience... ;)

    Clive - you can deal with the Blyxa riddle, my friend. Anymore info you want from me though, just ask.

    Thanks.
     
  9. Joecoral

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    photography definately improving George, you've definately mastered the new lens
    one sexy looking 'scape (if thats possible? :p )
     
  10. George Farmer

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    Thanks. It's actually my original lens that I had repaired - Sigma 17-35mm f2.8. Nice wide angle for tight spaces and landscapes...
     
  11. Arana

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    you just couldn't leave it alone could you, you just had to have a fiddle :lol:

    Love it mate :D
     
  12. TDI-line

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    Very tasty. :D
     
  13. Ray

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    I like that, you definetely have your own style George. Not quite nature aquarium, more a sort of post modern style on that if you like - more simplistic and abstract than the nature aquarium style, I think :?: :!: The ADA contest should be interesting this year with your postmodern scape, Graham who is more traditional Amano nature aquarium (equally lovely I must say) and Dan who I believe is influenced by the both of you but stopped putting up photo's soon enough for me to know what he is going to come up with. Perhaps we should open a book on the rankings! :D

    P.Helfrei looks excellent with the new Tropica plant and the black Neons are still outstanding (and maybe bigger). Which crypt is it, surely too big to be Wendtli green left over from you 4' tank? I do agree with Garuf a little but the whole effect creates tension which makes you look away and then back again, and again, and again - quite pleasing. I have patience to wait until you say its done...

    And Clive, this Blyxia business is baffling, we need to get to the bottom of this!

    Cheers,

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  14. George Farmer

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    Thanks, all!

    Thank you kindly, Ray.

    Post-modern style - I like it! And yes, C. wentii 'Green' from old... :D

    The black neons have grown, and they continue to pose nicely for the camera which is cool. One thing I have noticed with the heavy flow is that they feed very well indeed, devouring anything I put in within seconds. I guess they need to keep up their energy, although there are slow-flow areas if they need a rest.

    I was tempted to add a splash of red with some more fish but actually think the subtle flash of reddy orange in the black neon's eye is ample.
     
  15. Steve Smith

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    It's all very sexy. One day I might end up with something that looks half as good!
     
  16. zig

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    In three weeks time it should look great George, it has that definite potentially will look very good look right now, if you know what I mean.
     
  17. LondonDragon

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    Another great tank George :) congrats
    If I ever get my 500l up and running I know who I have to call to get it scaped LOL
     
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    Great photo George, tank looks awsome :)
     
  20. aaronnorth

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    love it :D have you added the red plant or has it just grown so it is now visible?
     

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