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saintly's "savannah dreaming"

Mark Evans

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I couldn't resist :lol: had to drive to parents and get scaping materials.

Every time i put my hand on a rock, put it into an empty tank, i think 'IWAGUMI' it's just becoming natural for me to do it. it's hard to get out of :?

so i started with manzi wood in mind, but ended up going gumi.....i thought....nope! mustn't do gumi.

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i raided Dan's sand pit for the sand (which I had to sieve) so I could at least practise.

the gumi...featuring that same old stone :lol:

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then the wood came out. now this is funny stuff to use. laying it down does not seem to work for me. so i tried standing it up. looked at a couple of images on-line and it appears it's a little old bush/shrub and looks fine in it's natural position....upwards.

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my tank aint gig enough.....

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so, early scaping ideas will surely change, but i've got the hardscape bug now so no doubt I'll change many things.
 

YzemaN

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Re: saintly's manzanita scape. (to be named)

Boy's got wood :lol:
Unless it gets in the way of the light I say leave it! Funny how a bit of wood changes everything in the scape and the potentional. Looking forward to this!
 

neelhound

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Re: saintly's manzanita scape. (to be named)

thats amazing. :eek: whats the background? just blue background on a seperate piece of glass ?
 

ScottYalloP

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Re: saintly's manzanita scape. (to be named)

Looks good with out the plants! :clap:
Cant wait to see the final outcome :thumbup:
 

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Re: saintly's manzanita scape. (to be named)

Haha, that's just an iwagumi with wood instead of the main stone! :p It looks great though.
 

jueloo

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Re: saintly's manzanita scape. (to be named)

Wood looks GOOD! :thumbup: I'm a poet and I don't :silent:

Like the background - is it staying cos its not in all the pics? What is it?
 

Fred Dulley

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Re: saintly's manzanita scape. (to be named)

I like 4 too. It's got that saintly class about it. This particular hard scape looks as though it's been plucked from the desert.
 

Mark Evans

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Re: saintly's manzanita scape. (to be named)

Fred Dulley said:
I like 4 too. It's got that saintly class about it. This particular hard scape looks as though it's been plucked from the desert.

cheers fred. my wife thinks there should be a lizards runnig around in there. i do take this as a step forward.

it's the look i'm after with the most simple planting. e acicualris will be the main plant along with a crypt sp. and moss.

these are just layout ideas and when i've got it I'll do the graded gravel thing to, to ad a sense of realism. for teh time being, sand alone allows mr to play.

TDI-line said:
i like the forth one. :!:

cheers dude. good to have you about ;)

stuworrall said:
great potentials, i like two the best.

so much scope stu with this wood :D

jueloo said:
Like the background - is it staying cos its not in all the pics? What is it?

it will be used in the final images for sure. :thumbup: it's graded blue. wipe clean, photographic background.

rawr said:
Haha, that's just an iwagumi with wood instead of the main stone! :p It looks great though.

iwawoody eh :lol:

ScottYalloP said:
Looks good with out the plants! :clap:

cheers matey.

neelhound said:
thats amazing. :eek: whats the background?

thanks, look up :D

samc said:
i like the last one. i bet you have many more ideas though

i cant stop playing 8)

fish.com1 said:
Great start :clap:

cheers bud.

and so, i keep on truckin!

another layout idea.

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i cant wait to do the gravel bit :D

thanks to everyone for there input and support :thumbup:
 

BINKSY1973

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I really like this layout, love the way the branches are reaching out the top of the tank each side
The rock work all around the bottoms looks great too. :thumbup:

Cheers Gordon.
 

John Starkey

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Hi mark,
I like the layout in the last pic,the plant choice will be nice along with the graded gravel theme,
looking forward to the final design,
regards john.
 

Mark Evans

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thanks people.

my wood is soaking. i've give it a good clean. it's quit grotty actually.

before and after...
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i wont bore everyone, here's the last one. hopefully it'll be planted the next time you see it. :D

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