How to scape a room divider?

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by mr. luke, 7 Dec 2008.

  1. mr. luke

    mr. luke Member

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    Im hoping for a new tank for christmas,
    Its a jinlong tank that i will be stripping all of the equipment off and replacing it.
    it is 6 foot long, 1.5 foot accross and 2 foot deep.
    I really cant work out how to scape it so it is visually pleasing from both sides :(
    tried out some compositions of rockwork today and i could fathom it out :(
    bieng a room divider, it has one curved end and a flat end that will be against a wall.
    any ideas?
     
  2. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    could you post some images of what you've already

    mark tried?
     
  3. mr. luke

    mr. luke Member

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    it only has a deposit down but im friends with the owner so he let me try out some scapes when i went to help him move tanks in.
    although im not suposed to know that im getting it :D
    ill try tomorrow for a picture.
     
  4. Goodygumdrops

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    Have you seen Saintly's new scape?Something in that style but running centrally would be stunning.
     
  5. Thomas McMillan

    Thomas McMillan Member

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    I think your best bet is an iwagumi. Have a look at The Green Machine's ten footer - that's viewable from both sides.
     
  6. Ed Seeley

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    You could have stems at the end near the wall sloping down to an Iwagima out where it acts as a divider with focal rockwork. Could look amazing....
     
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  8. Themuleous

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    Yeh, with careful planning tanks like the ones at TGM look awesome from ALL angles.

    Sam
     
  9. Spider Pig

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    Island scape would work well, as you are effectively creating an island with your divider- white sand, gravel, landscape rock and wood. Or instead of the sand create an HC or hairgrass carpet using tom's dry start method.

    Another alternative would be a triangular arrangement with the highest part next to the wall and both sides narrowing to the centre at the other end. Something like this, but reflected horizontally:
    http://www.cau-aqua.net/index.php?optio ... ey=0&hit=1

    Ah, the possibilities are endless...happy dreaming
     
  10. Themuleous

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    Guess thats half the problem! If there were just two choices it'd be easy!

    Sam
     
  11. mr. luke

    mr. luke Member

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    it would indeed lol,
    i was faffing around today and ive decided on a double island arangement, seeing as the tank is fairly narrow, one island looked out of praportion :(
    need to figure out how to do it without focal points clashing though.
    I was thinking one large island and one small (as in height) mainly planted with mosses, anubias and ferns with a small scattering of hairgrass?
     

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