I wouldn't be surprised. I saw Tony playing with these before he bought them...altaaffe said:Next you'll be saying it only took you a few hours and you were happy straight away.
You sure did ! Not sure what you were thinking back there though .....George Farmer said:I wouldn't be surprised. I saw Tony playing with these before he bought them...
Hi Paul, you might be surprised Other than my little nano, this is my first 'scape, and is the first time I've used different substrates and gravels. I think if you study alot of other scapes and form a good plan in your mind of how you want it to look, thats half the battle. Most of the other half is finding the best materials you can to make your plan a reality. Once your actually putting it together its a case of patience, and walking away from the tank and coming back to it with 'fresh eyes' alot of times (for me anyway)paul.in.kendal said:Tony, this is incredible hardscape. I've been kidding myself I'll be able to do a good job on my first try, but really, this is just so outstanding, I realise it'll take me an age to get to even an acceptable standard.
oldwhitewood said:I'm liking the layout a great deal
aaronnorth said:after seeing your sig i was amazed at the hardscape layout
TDI-line said:Brilliant Tony.
Thanks for your compliments oldwhitewood, aaron, Dan and Johnnyjohnny70 said:Stunning!! really really stunning!!
To be honest the redmoor fell into place fairly quickly. I had a strong idea of what I was after, inspired by Luis Moniz' tank, and it happened that George was also doing something similar at the TGM day. Jim had pre-soaked some nice redmoor pieces which turned out to be too big for the demo tank, so Steve and I played for a while in the trough at TGM and came up with the layout. The rocks on the other hand took a while - about 3 days on and off of playing around. It doesnt seem to matter how much you buy, you seem to need either a different bit, or another bitaltaaffe said:Next you'll be saying it only took you a few hours and you were happy straight away.