Saintly's 120cm 'hill's of desire'

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  1. Mark Evans

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    thanks jase :thumbup:
     
  2. Mark Evans

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    image courtesy of jamesm.....

    just waiting for these to come through the post

    a taster....

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    ah, Mark, you tease, got me all excited then :lol:
     
  4. samc

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    damn! they look real fresh and green. :D

    you sure you'll need all that moss? :lol: i can imagine this one taking a while to plant.

    get your boy tieing them moss stones
     
  5. Mark Evans

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    i'm comping at the bit myself

    i reckon so :angelic:

    change of plan re the bolbitis....there is none :(
     
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    Love the hard scape, i respect you and all the thought and patience that you put into your scapes. I am really looking forward to this being planted. :D
     
  7. Mark Evans

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    thanks andy.

    with this scape, the plan is similar to my MA lfs scape from last year. because it's in someone else's house I want visual impact for newcomers who may see it.

    i've done a rough edit using my lfs image just to show how stems may sit within this tank.

    moss will be in the mid and foreground so there's a stark dividing line at the mo.also the moss will soften any larger stone in the front.

    this also shows the slightly rearranged rocks from the original stone layout.

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    time will tell if i can pull it off or not.
     
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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    That's uber cool bud 8)
     
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    Nice journal mister :D

    The only small comment I have got is the fact that you are not using an a catcher on 1/3 of your tank, something like one stern of vallis, an Apponogeton or something simular. This will bring more depth in this scape
     
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    thanks maurits :D

    the rotala walichii will bring a focal point to this scape. similar to one amano scape. also, the stems will be planted in such a way to give lines later in the scapes life :D

    i did consider c helferi, but rotala take it's place.

    cheers bud.
     
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    Awesome! I must try some stems behind my rocks, i like your take on an iwagumi very much so
     
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    That's a cool photo-edit Mark, and I think it will be a compelling scape. That is great contrast there between the barren foreground and vibrant background foliage. Do you think that you will leave the foreground unplanted?
     
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    hmm those plants looks really good Mark :D
    can't wait to see them planted in.

    the visual concept you did looks really nice man. especially from someone who is not a graphic designer :)
    i think this is the best aquascape visual concept that i have seen from quality perspective.

    love the way you pre-plan this scape and with those plants the scape will be amazing i am sure.
    your friends will be very proud of it :)

    and we all will enjoy how this will form it's final shape. :thumbup:
     
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    What is the substrates you have used with this Mark?
     
  15. Mark Evans

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    Nature soil Ad.

    thanks Viktor, pure luck really. I think the stone layout from the previous scape fitted this one. i'm amazed it worked so well really. 8)

    Thanks devin.

    kind of, but moss will be placed amongst rocks and left to bush out. E Acicularis will be left to spread a little to give a more natural feel.

    initially, i wasn't to excited about this but as the time gets closer, i'm more and more up for it. as per usual, i wished i had the scape.
     
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    Sorry I meant in the fore, the sandy/Gravel substrate
     
  17. Mark Evans

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    The ball is now rolling everybody.

    i've acquired a huge amount of Java moss to add to what's already coming.

    took a quick snap of it close up, whilst trying to tie 100 stones.

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    wow :D looking forward to this
     
  19. aquaticmaniac

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    Gotta do something to keep you from going crazy :p

    I'm looking forward to seeing it planted. The hardscape is amazing.
     
  20. samc

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    will she be planted today? :p

    i have been looking foward to what its gonna look like.
     

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