Optiwhite iwagumi.

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by Garuf, 30 Jan 2009.

  1. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    Hello, received my optiwhite today, It's a got a few scratched and the silicon is everywhere but I couldn't resist scaping it! Here she is, critique please. :)
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  2. Mark Evans

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    what you planning on putting in there? plant wise....feels a little confined?
     
  3. Garuf

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    Nothing but hc, though I might plump for some downoi or hairgrass to break it up.
     
  4. john starkey

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    Hi Garuf,just my twopenneth worth,i think you have too many rocks in there,regards john
     
  5. samc

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    im not very good at doing rocks tbh but id take the biggest left back one out, apart from that id be happy with it
     
  6. Garuf

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    I think you might be right. It was only a 10 minute scape just to get some ideas out there. :)
     
  7. Garuf

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    That big left hand rock is actually 2 rocks, but for some reason it appears as one much larger one. :lol:
     
  8. samc

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    yer i thought it was one until the photo from above :lol:
     
  9. Mark Green

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    May be move the Dinosaurs a little bit more to the right :)


    Looking good , will look even better with your HC and hairgrass all grown in.


    Mark
     
  10. Mark Evans

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    in a tank of this size garuf, i'd just hint at an iwagumi as opposed to a fully blown gumi. check out NA book1 first few pages. you'd get away with 2 stones. i think we're getting into a habit of the dry scape having to look spot on...i doesn't have to be. the planting plays as bigger part too
     
  11. Garuf

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    I don't have any books on scaping, Mark. :(
     
  12. Mark Evans

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    ahh, ok. well, 1 main stone and 2 supporting stones should do. the main stone doesn't always mean the biggest that you have neither
     
  13. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    sazon?
     
  14. Mark Evans

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    do you mean type of stone?
     
  15. TDI-line

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    Hi Garuf, i was wondering where you get your new tank from?
     
  16. Garuf

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    It's from AE. I'm actually not that happy with it, it's a really sloppy piece of work in the flesh, scatches and silicon all over the place. I don't have the heart to complain though since I bought it with my aquapoints.
     
  17. Ed Seeley

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    I actually really like that but think you'd need taller plants than HC to make it work. I can really see it with a lawn of hairgrass weaving in amongst the rocks to accentuate the fact that they are a series of different rocks.
     
  18. Themuleous

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    Yeh to many rocks for my liking.

    Sam
     
  19. Garuf

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    How about these, less stones more planting.
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  20. Nick16

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    the top one is good, the bottom picture however, remove the flat stone on the left, it is distracting, then in both pictures you have 3 clumps of rock.
     

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