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

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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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
 

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

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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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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.
 

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

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

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Loving the rock work,
The second pic reminds me of something like the land that time forgot!
 

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Steveyg81 said:
The second pic reminds me of something like the land that time forgot!
the photo makes it look like its a scaled model for a film set.
 

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

Andy
 

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

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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

easerthegeezer said:
is this still going to be a 1-2-grow set up for tropica?
Possibly. I'm still not sure. :angelic:
 

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

looking good mate.
 

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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!
 

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Gary Nelson said:
Have you ever been tempted into marine or had a go? I bet you could do a great live rock layout!
Not really thought about it if i'm honest. If you can add minilandscape rock, then i'll have a bash! :lol:

ianho said:
That gives it much more depth!
Completely different isn't it. Should get some mad UWA shots from this.
 

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

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

Great rocks and layout. ;)

Any progress with the plant list?
 

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darren636 said:
gravel is reminiscent of the tide coming in at trebarwith strand.
Just googled it. Very nice place is that :)

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

Great rocks and layout.

Any progress with the plant list?
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.
 
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