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

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  1. NA-Fan

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    That macro photography is the best (or at least the most magnified) I've ever seen! That's some lens. :clap:

    I really like the rock arrangement. I've just read through your other Iwagumi that you set up in the shop. It was featured in PFK too I think? If you do as well as you did there but with your new planting then this could be your best aquascape yet I think. :thumbup:

    May I ask why you have named this 'private scape'? Surely it's public if it's on here!! :lol:

    I can't wait to see this planted! Inspirational! :D
     
  2. Nick16

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    it does reside in private residence. that is surely less public than a shop :D

    i do love the photography, its incredible.
     
  3. Maurits

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    :D Mark don't forget your photo equipment next week, I will clean all tanks, ghe ghe ghe
     
  4. JamesM

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    That's the first thing I told him to pack, with orders to capture some frog pics! :lol:
     
  5. viktorlantos

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    Mark you kill me with these shots. Really if you do an album you already have a client for that :D
    Whatever it cost brotha :lol:

    :thumbup: :wave:
     
  6. plantbrain

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    It will NOT take much light for this, about 2/3rds the way back, a single T5 maybe 2 if you are feeling like more work ought to do the trick.

    Some nice current, spray bar and good CO2, should be easy to get there with the plant choices and layout.
    Over 1/2 the tank is not planted.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  7. hydrophyte

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    Nice work on those macros Mark. That was a smart idea to think of that--a whole new way to appreciate aquarium plants.
     
  8. Nick16

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    mark (or anyone else), can you tell me what the plant is that is in front of the stems on the left side and right at the back in the gap?
     
  9. Mark Evans

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    in the gap is tenellus and acicularis mixed with riccia, although you cant tell. on the left it would of been blyxa.

    really, to everyone, i appreciate your comments :thumbup:

    i'm off to plant now. the cars loaded up and away we go.

    last image of rotala emerged state.

    rotala.jpg

    BACK LATER :angelic:
     
  10. Dan Crawford

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    Nice one Mark, good luck, looking forward to more pictures.
     
  11. andyh

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    Mark

    I must of said this so many times, but excellent pictures! :text-coolphotos:

    Really looking forward to seeing this planted.

    Regards

    Andyh :thumbup:
     
  12. Mark Evans

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    thanks guys.

    it's been a long day!

    a couple of pics to share.

    IMG_2962-01.jpg

    IMG_2959-01.jpg
     
  13. andyh

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    Put some water it!!! I wanna see ! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  14. tko187

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    Hes a tease!!!
     
  15. aquaticmaniac

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    Looking great already. Can't wait to see it filled and growing :D
     
  16. Dan Crawford

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    Nice Mark, really nice :thumbup:
     
  17. Mark Evans

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    I'm not a tease :lol: i just hate newly planted tanks. they look dull and lifeless.

    reluctantly....

    IMG_2980-01.jpg

    directly after filling. i think i've got another job from it. 8)
     
  18. samc

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    it looks good to me :D

    i dont normally like my tank just after filling ether. if it changes as rapidly as autumn blush we wont be starved of pics for long :lol:
     
  19. aquaticmaniac

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    BTW, love your high tech background 8)

    Is the rotala going from emerged straight to submerged? How do you think it will fair?
     
  20. Mark Evans

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    you bet :D

    unprepared. no tape!

    you'll see a change within a day or 2. let it grow up, new shoots always develop lower down. once at the top hack it right down.

    This has so many stages to go through before it's even close to looking like a tank. hence the reluctance to show hour one.

    BTW leah, i've got tons of moss for you. ;)
     

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