120 x 55 x 55cm planted... Trim 2

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  1. Mark Evans

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    Well, that time again i'm afraid :angelic:

    Volume: 360L
    Dimensions:120 x 55 x 55cm optiwhite
    Substrate: gravel, mini landscape rock, ADA amazonia (used)
    Light: 2 x 54w T5 (2 x 150wMH) Geissemann
    CO2: Inline Co2
    Heat: None
    Filter: JBL & Eheim
    Fertilizer: 10ml TPN+ per day (this could change)

    Not really sure which way to go with the planting, although I have ideas. I may even add wood to this.

    I must stress....THIS IS NOT AN IWAGUMI! before everyone starts on 'not high enough stones' etc :lol:

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    hardscape-1 by saintly's pics, on Flickr

    The joys of being able to wheel the tank around....seriously a joy.

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    hardscape-2 by saintly's pics, on Flickr

    There's plenty more to follow soon.

    Thanks for looking,

    Mark
     
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  2. somethingfishy

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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    I missed this stage when i started my tank (it was thrown together out of necessity and bullying) and i love the beginnings of a journal and seeing the ideas starting.

    looks great to me, enjoy what looks to me like one of the best bits of the hobby cant wait to see what transpires
     
  3. Iain Sutherland

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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    hardscape looks good as always mark, is this still going to be a 1-2-grow set up for tropica?
     
  4. greenink

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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    Very nice. Good asymmetry and liking the massive foreground. Really original. I'd call it 'sleeping triceratops' personally - looks like you've buried one in there:

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  5. Ady34

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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    Hi Mark.
    Looks good,
    its amazing how the first picture makes the tank look small, but in the second in situ shot you appreciate the scale more.
    Liking the attention to detail with the gravel grading too.
    Looking forward to this journal.
    Cheerio,
    Ady.
     
  6. Aquadream

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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    Nice hardscape Mark. Do you think some Hygrophila Pinnatifida in the middle would look good. It could imitate palm trees on the tropic shore.
     
  7. Ian Holdich

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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    those stones arn't high enough Mark (wink). Looking forward to the planting mate! Great arrangement.
     
  8. Steveyg81

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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    Loving the rock work,
    The second pic reminds me of something like the land that time forgot!
     
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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    the photo makes it look like its a scaled model for a film set.
     
  10. awtong

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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    This made me chuckle and I agree totally. :lol:

    Andy
     
  11. darren636

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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    this lay out is very familiar..... Reminds me of a place somewhere.
     
  12. Antipofish

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    Can't believe I missed this yesterday ! Loving the rockwork Mark :) Placement is excellent and that large one on the left is a cracking bit of stone. I see you said you may yet add wood to it, and recall that you were being encouraged to "expand your portfolio" (had to chuckle) by using a different type of wood. What are you considering ? MDF ? Balsa wood ? (OK OK I'm just kidding ! Like you I LOVE Manzanita and have done from the moment I saw it, having previously thought that Redmoor was the only wood I would ever want).

    I have, of course, subscribed and will be watching your journal as closely as I did the last :thumbup:
     
  13. Mark Evans

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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    Many thanks chaps. Thanks for the encouragement.

    Yeah, it does look like a big old dinosaur :lol:

    The first image looks small because I used the 135mm from about 15 feet away. It'll always flatten the perspective.

    Here's a pic with the wide angle. These should show a little more of how deep the foreground really is.

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    layout-3 by saintly's pics, on Flickr

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    120-wide by saintly's pics, on Flickr

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    120-wide-2 by saintly's pics, on Flickr

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    120-wide3 by saintly's pics, on Flickr

    Possibly. I'm still not sure. :angelic:
     
  14. Ian Holdich

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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    That gives it much more depth! I see what you mean about the other angle of the camera.

    looking good mate.
     
  15. Gary Nelson

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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    Very nice that Mark, rock layout is fab! Looks great even without plants too.... I'll be watching this one :thumbup:

    Have you ever been tempted into marine or had a go? I bet you could do a great live rock layout!
     
  16. Mark Evans

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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    Not really thought about it if i'm honest. If you can add minilandscape rock, then i'll have a bash! :lol:

    Completely different isn't it. Should get some mad UWA shots from this.
     
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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    gravel is reminiscent of the tide coming in at trebarwith strand.
     
  18. spyder

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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    For me, I don't think it needs any wood.

    Great rocks and layout. ;)

    Any progress with the plant list?
     
  19. Mark Evans

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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    Just googled it. Very nice place is that :)

    Thanks spyder.

    Re plants...not yet mate. I have an 'overall' impression in my head, but I need to decide on what's happening in the back. I'll still partly plant the gravel parts, but not like a full carpet or anything like that.
     
  20. plantbrain

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    Re: 120 x 55 x 55cm 'On the sea shore'

    Something about that one rock on the Right front, it blocks the path going back.
     

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