I suck at aquascaping-camera lessons yay! new scape #26

Discussion in 'Live Rock' started by oldfishkeeper, Jun 21, 2013.

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  1. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    Well, tried to rescape today and I have determined that I totally suck at it. I think part of my problem is not being willing to let enough rock go. I still have all of my original marshall island rock that I got when I first set up my reef tank about 15 years ago or so.....It seems that no matter what I do, I end up with "wall of rock" look. I tried the two island look with a bridge but it just looks weird. Of course, I aquascaped around the best place for my sps frag lol......Also, I had some trouble gluing some frags....I put a generous amount on after drying off where I was going to put the glue, and then held in place...am I maybe not putting enough glue on?

    Is keeping too much rock a barrier to getting an "island" look? I also think that my tank being a corner tank may make this more difficult as well......

    Any and all advice appreciated!!
     
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  3. Rhameolution

    Rhameolution Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Can you post some pics? A FTS would be nice.
     
  4. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    Hubby still hasn't given me camera lessons....I'll have to see if I can get him to take a picture. I do have pics of my previous scape (which the new one is not much different).
     

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  5. diverdan

    diverdan Bangghai Cardinal

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    OFK. I you using a super glue gel then the top layer of glue will dry as soon as it touches the water. You have to use a generous amount and then once you get it to the spot you want twist and move so that top layer will move and the wet glue beneath will have contact. Hold it there for a min and then you should be good.
    I thought you had a good scape before so I don't know. Glw the scape.
     
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    diverdan Bangghai Cardinal

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    If that's the new scape, it looks good. I like it!
     
  7. Rhameolution

    Rhameolution Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I like what you had there! But the idea of a bridge sounds really cool also.
     
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  9. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    thanks for the glue tip. I think that's what I wasn't doing was twisting. May have to reglue a couple....I'll see.

    The pic is of my old scape. I put sort of two walls and a sort of bridge between but it's cockeyed lol....Fish seem to like the new scape. They have a little more room to swim now. Pistol shrimp is **ssed because I messed with his multiple homes under the rock. Kept the biggest hole under the bridge.

    I don't know, maybe I just need to get used to it. But I think if my scape was good, I shouldn't need to "get used to" it - aren't you supposed to love it? lol
     
  10. diverdan

    diverdan Bangghai Cardinal

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    If you don't love it, keep trying. Don't settle. If you aren't happy then no one should be happy.
     
  11. Marty

    Marty Stylophora

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    Nothing wrong with a wall if you love it. I have a wall with many caves and arches and I love it. :)
     
  12. sailorguy

    sailorguy Torch Coral

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    Tank looks good,if you would like to make a change maybe you could make a small formation in front of what you have.