What do you mean by shrine ?Or put something like a shrine @ the end of the path leading up
Could you maybe be more specific? I don't have a lot of experience, thanks.Good shout, maybe add some more rocks, give it a focal point and some height?
Thank you.It does look to me like you are missing an Alternanthera plant at the back left where there looks to be a gap behind the rock.
Keeping an eye on the balance. And CO2. Enough fertilizer. And adjustments I did have some BBA (and the usual new tank algae) and spent hours and hours on forums and articles to narrow down the cause and treatment. Not a lot of that was much help, I did find the cure though and just recently got rid of it. Now here is to it staying awayHow do you keep it so clean looking with no algae anwhere in sight?
Ah thanks for putting a word on it, the diorama feel was exactly what I was going for without knowing it. I knew I was going for a kind of semirealistic miniature landscape, but diorama is an excellent description.I'll add my vote for the carpet flowing up the hillside - real diorama feel to this scape which looks fabulous. I know they're probably designed as kit-screens, but I would have gone for more compact bushes on the LHS - especially the Alternanthera just left of centre - feels slightly out of scale with the rest of the picture as it is.
Excellent feedback, I appreciate it George thanks. My vision (if you can call it that) was the dramatic miniature landscape'ish diorama look with an emphasis on dramatic, and I agree the stems and the Reineckii throws the scale and illusion off in that regard. The two distinct halves is a good description and in some peoples eyes it might look like a mess. I feel it makes it even more dramatic, even it was not on purpose, but I will definitely try to improve that aspect on my next scape. I had a difficult time finding a varity of plants that stay small and fit well together. That being said, I learned a lot about planning, layout and growth patterns of the plants on this my second aquascape attempt.What's the story you're trying to convey with the design?
For me the whole design lacks real cohesion, with the lovely ornamental-style stems in the background contrasting excessively with the more diorama-style hardscape and carpeting plants. In my eye, it's almost a scape of two distinct halves.
Good luck with it
Thank you very muchI'm a beginner myself, so probably not the best to criticize, but the general feeling I have with this scape is the lack of a real transition between the carpeting plants and the stem plants. The plants are going from low to high straight away. I think I'm missing some mid layer plants to ease that transition, to make it feel more natural.
Strewth, that oozes quality plant growing.
I also love it as it is, but, if I were lucky enough to put anything at the top of the hill, maybe I'd put a bonsai tree, with Xmas moss attached.
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