Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:51 am Post subject: Re: My New scape for IAPLC 2013
Abhishek, as of now the list is like tis Glosso Diandrum, HC Cuba, Staurogene repens, Eriocaulon Breviscapum, Christmas moss, Flame moss, ( Bolbitis, Pinnatifida - not sure) Hair grass. If I get some Cladophora, may be that too. Am I missing something? Yes, Anubias - Not sure once again and Hydrocotyle Tripartita. Let me know what you think.
Ashish, Helferi is a good choice, but I do not have them right now and they grow too big IMO. I do not like that plant, that much.
Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:57 am Post subject: Re: My New scape for IAPLC 2013
I like your scape Severumkid personally. Don't want to break heart here but for IAPLC i would suggest something which is not common.. something different. I know you have not added the plants yet and you might have some unique scaping plans.. but comments are just based on the current layout pic which you have added. Sorry
Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:30 am Post subject: Re: My New scape for IAPLC 2013
I think you should get some M umbrosum, or its monte carlo variety if you can get your hands on them. I some how love those plants
Check with someone in blore.
Within your plant list, I would not really use any of the mosses you have, they are too erect for my liking. Again weeing moss on some of these stones would look good.
Amano uses them on Unzan stones.
You can place HC Cuba for sure in the foreground, hair grass in the background.
Glosso in the midground between the rocks
E Breviscapum, at odd places near the rocks, make sure they are not planted in symmetry, that way to me it looks natural
Cladophora if you can get you hands on would be great, and I think it will be typically where near the mountains with the bulging effect.
Do not plant any variety which takes away anything from the mountains, I think your whole thing will revolve around the mountain as the focal point.
From what I have read and seen in IAPLCs, they focus on simple and good plant selection which do not take away anything from the hardscape.
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Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:34 am Post subject: Re: My New scape for IAPLC 2013
Thats a great scape. If it was me I would have surely gone in for HC carpet and may be Blyxas/DHG for rock accents only, Make sure the plants you choose dont overpower the scape. Keep it simple and neat. I think you have a winner scape there if you get the plants right.
Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:26 pm Post subject: Re: My New scape for IAPLC 2013
Thanks Bharani. You always like my work. I think you are partial :)
Kaushik, I think you are very helpful and also absolutely right. I am just aiming for a good rank this year. I did not get time to make extravagant scape this year. Maybe if I get some more time next year, will try to make something special. But this year, I want to devote my full efforts in this simple scape and play safe. Please do not feel sorry, I simply loved your feedback.
Abhishek, I can not thank you enough for the in depth feedback that you have been providing me. Believe me, it is extremely helpful for me. Will take many of your suggestions into the scape.
Abhijith - Thank you for lining the scape, but it is not a GREAT scape dear. It is a decent scape. It is surely not a winning scape. I will be very happy if I get a decent rank with this one. You have not seen the great scapes that will come up this year. Luckily I have seen some of them personally, so I know mine is not even close enough. But I am OK with it, I did not have so much time to make such tanks.
Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:08 pm Post subject: Re: My New scape for IAPLC 2013
Thanks Kaushik and Jabba.
Quick update. Planted and filled water. Plants that I have used as of now are, HC Cuba, Hair grass, Christmas moss, and Utricularia Gamminifolia. Not complete, as I am waiting for Diandrum, Marsilea minuta. I have not yet decided on the staurogene and the Eriocoulon. Will put them today and see how it looks, But I do not think I will be using the Erios in this scape.
Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:38 am Post subject: Re: My New scape for IAPLC 2013
One more update, have planted more plants tonight, Most of them are stop Gap and to multiply the plants before the actual choice comes in. New plants added are, Marsilea Hirsuta, Ammania Sp Bonsai and Staurogene Tropica. It will serve 2 purpose in the mean time till the actual plants arrive, 1. will not let algae take a grip. 2.Will multiply in favourable condition for the next scape. BTW I am planning to make another 2-3 scapes ASAP.
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