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Video of excellent rock work and how to for hardscaping

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by Tom Barr, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    With the dominance of the ADA it's contest, I feel a bit irked that more is not done to promote various styles.
    Within Penjing alone, there are nearly 15 distinct styles alone.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penjing


    Some may appeal to you, other perhaps not.

    The next video will certainly appeal to you however.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vualb27UlF4

    Much of the nicer rocks are actually cemented or screwed together with bolts etc.
    Sometimes they are found, then cut with a wet tile saw to have a flat base.

    Kimura's works is very well done and each of the 4 displays offer a different rock style and planting style. Such displays and different styles offer a massive source for various types of new Aquarium planted displays. Many rock displays are fused together with plastic cements or drilled and bolted together, or a mix of both methods to form the base rock structures. Then soil can be packed in 1/2 way, plants added, then capped with more soil. Like most things, the more you practice and do, the better you get.


    A couple of how to videos:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-gEvgeKe1A
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xVrqtrbiwY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctzEur_q-hY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4rz1ySJ4lM


    You can use sealers for the cement or use different water proof types plastic types.
     
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    Nice stuff , too bad not many in Oklahoma.
     
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    Very cool!
     
  4. Jason King

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    I missed this post!


    Amazing stuff and they make it look so easy :)


    Its giving me a few ideas for my next scape for sure!


    A Paludarium style 60f?


    Tom ive seen a few scapers use bonsai in a scape but long term how do the bonsai roots take to permanent wet feet?
     
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    Thanks for sharing this these are indeed nice.it really makes me wish i would have played around alot more with the huge rocks i have in my tank.
     
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    I have a deep appreciation for bonsai but lack the patience for it.
     
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    I don't understand why they make it look oh so easy.
     
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    Thanks! really cool stuff
     
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