Waterfall scape.... Diagramatic concepts.

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Waterfall scape.... Diagramatic concepts.

Postby Kevkoi » Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:20 pm

Below is a guide to creating a "waterfall" aquascape in your planted tank.
The idea is to creat a serene scene depicting a natural waterfall and landscape around it.

The concept of creating a "waterfall" uses fine white sand and an air-uplift concept.

Diagram WF1 is a styrofoam backing in section.

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Diagram WF2 is a PVC pipe with 2 bore holes inserted into the foam backing sheet

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Postby Kevkoi » Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:27 pm

Diagram WF3 shows holes being cut into the foam sheet.

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Diagram WF4 shows a plastic cup being placed on the bottom as a sand collecting reservoir.

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Picture WF6 shows the front view.

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Postby Kevkoi » Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:32 pm

An airline is then inserted into the bottom of the PVC tube.
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Picture of the fine white sand collecting reservoir

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Air is pumped thru the PVC pipe and the pipe is used as an uplift tube.

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Postby Kevkoi » Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:35 pm

White sand is added into the reservoir and with the air pump on, it creates this waterfall effect.

This is the concept behind creating the illusion of a waterfall in the planted aquarium.

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Postby Kevkoi » Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:42 pm

Now with the under standing of the Japanese Wabi-sabi concept by carefully selecting plant species for their colour, shape, texture and growth rate and the use of hardscape inspired by nature, we can create this stunning aqua scape.

The Wabi-sabi concept represents the traditional Japanese perception of the natural world and its beauty. Wabi-sabi portrays the greatness of all things imperfect, impermanent, incomplete, modest and humble and its origins are deeply rooted in Zen Buddhism.
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Postby Shanes_Fish_Tank » Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:15 pm

THAT looks just awesome......Where do you begin ????? :?

Thanks for sharing
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Postby Jen » Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:46 pm

It sure does look awesome. Lots of clever thinkers around heh :)
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Postby Nam » Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:28 am

Kev do you have a link with video footage of this tank please?
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Postby Kevkoi » Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:59 pm

Video file has been taken offline. :(
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Postby Dan_lee » Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:45 pm

Stunning!!!!!!!!

What a sight! :)

Great stuff :)
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Postby silkieboy » Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:48 am

Looks great and such an easy concept. *Jots down in notebook cited under future projects* :)
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Postby CraigH » Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:47 pm

Great idea and looks the goods, however I can't help but imagine that a lot of the falling sand would get carried off in the current...
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Postby Jen » Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:11 pm

Hi CraigH, welcome to the forum. Say hi to everyone in the greetings forum, and please fill in your location details.

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Postby michaelx » Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:01 pm

It looks absolutely amazing.
But my thought is the same as Craig, would the sand be swept away somehow…
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Postby kuraiza » Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:31 pm

That's so incredibly beautiful.

I'd never heard of aquascaping until now (and I lived in Japan). What an introduction!!!
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