FOF Iwagumi Challenge - POLL

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by Dan Crawford, 12 Oct 2009.

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Which Iwagumi do you prefer

  1. Option 1

    4 vote(s)
    6.0%
  2. Option 2

    44 vote(s)
    65.7%
  3. Option 3

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. Option 4

    16 vote(s)
    23.9%
  1. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    At this years festival we had an empty tank full of gravel and and a selction of Mini Landscape Rock and tried to encourage the public to have a go at rock arranging. Here are the efforts, please vote on which one you think is the nicest....
    Option 1
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    Option 2
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    Option 3
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    Option4
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  2. Superman

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    Number 2 for me, #1 and #3 have too high a foreground with me no liking #4's angled towards another stones.
     
  3. Garuf

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    If only the foreground was flat on number one otherwise that would have gotten my vote.
     
  4. JamesC

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    A toss up between 2 and 4. Went with 4 but would have gone with 2 if the rocks were higher and more pronounced.

    James
     
  5. Tony Swinney

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    #4 for me, though I'd be tweaking the main stone a few degrees clockwise ;) :D
     
  6. Steve Smith

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    I went with 2, though I suspect it'd get overgrown pretty quick. I reckon a nice compact lawn of HC and nothing more :)
     
  7. Stu Worrall

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    #2 for me with a low carpet but if #3 had a flat subrate at the front then I would have gone for that instead. were they actually "public" or other ukaps people as some nice scapes there!
     
  8. Dave Spencer

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    Number 2 by a mile, with the right planting as Steve suggests.

    Dave.
     
  9. Mark Evans

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    NO2, is brilliant. number 3 would of got it, but way too much substrate
     
  10. samc

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    i like no2 too.

    it has the most detail in it
     
  11. chilled84

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    2, its just seams more natural.
     
  12. john starkey

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    4 for me,if the scape was planted correctly your eye would be draw through the middle giving a lovely sense of depth,
    regards john.
     
  13. Voo

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    2 for me, i can't image the others looking good once planted.

    I like this idea of encouraging the public to take part - did many give it a go? Nice to see the different ideas people have using the same equipment too!
     
  14. aaronnorth

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    I chose number 2

    it is the most natural looking and the rocks look a though they have been sunken naturally into the substrate.

    #1 the far right rock distracts from the main stone.
    #3 the substrate is too high at the front
    #4 would be better f the 2 main rocks werent the same height,

    Thanks, Aaron
     
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  16. aaronnorth

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    His name is Felipe Oliveira :lol: The scape is called Pinheiro Manso
     
  17. jimbo

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    doh! still it's an awesome scape whatever the guys name is.
     
  18. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Great idea for the FoF George :thumbup: really allow people to get hands on which you cant usually do with displays. Inspire a few more people.

    Have to agree with James here, went with No4 also.

    Sam
     
  19. Lisa_Perry75

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    Seemed to go down well with children. Did many more people have a go on the Sunday guys?
     
  20. Dan Crawford

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    Yeah it did, had quite a few adults having a go too in the end.
     

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