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

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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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
 

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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
 

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andyh said:
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
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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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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Maurits said:
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
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.

JamesM said:
That's uber cool bud 8)
cheers bud.
 

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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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AdAndrews said:
What is the substrates you have used with this Mark?
Nature soil Ad.

viktorlantos said:
he 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.
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)

hydrophyte said:
That's a cool photo-edit Mark
Thanks devin.

hydrophyte said:
Do you think that you will leave the foreground unplanted?
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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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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saintly said:
took a quick snap of it close up, whilst trying to tie 100 stones.
Gotta do something to keep you from going crazy :p

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

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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