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First 180L iwagami Setup

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by chris81, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. chris81

    chris81 Prolific Poster

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    Hi all,

    This is my first attempt at creating an Iwagami setup

    Specs:

    Tank dimensions: 90cm x 40cm x 40cm
    Lighting: 4 39 watts T5 - Total 156 watts
    Substrate: Aquatic Nature: Fertisoil and Fertiplant
    Tropica: Flourish black.
    Hardscape: River lava rock.
    Filtration: 2 cannister filters
    1000l/hr cannister: Floss and charcoal
    800l/hr cannister: Course floss and biological filtration material.
    Co2: Via pressurised system. (starting with 3 bubble per second)
    Fertilisation: E.!
    Aquatic plants: Glossostigma, Pogostemon, Elocharis, Lilaeopsis
     
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    Hardscape:

    I started with the intention to create an uncluttered simple feel using just rock as the hardscape. I tried to recreate the japanese kind of feel.

    A layer of aquatic nature faertisoil was placed first, than on top of it another layer of aquatic nature fertiplant ABF was used. Than flourish black was used as a substrate to cover. Following this the river lava rocks were placed until i got the wanted feel and the substrate sloped.

    This was the resulting hardscape:

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    Planting:

    I opted to use 3 plants in my set up: glosso, elocharis and lilaeopsis. I opted to give the dry start method a try and i planted glosso in front of the lava rocks, lilaeopsis in between the rocks and Elocharis at the back.

    This is how the tank looked after planting:

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    Tank was undisturbed as much as possible and is misted as needed. No NPD was added to the substrate and tank covered will glass so as to ensure constant humidity.

    More photos, taken some days later.
     
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    Photo taken some days later.
     
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    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    Looks nice but your last two posts have no pics either linked or attached??
     
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    There was an error on uploading now im out of space :(
     
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    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    Hi,

    Either reduce the size of the jpeg or add photos to web hosting site (photobucket, etc) and then just post the url to the web site.

    Many of us do it this way........no limit...
     
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