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My firs iwagumi

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by lakosta88, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. lakosta88

    lakosta88 Junior Poster

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    Here are recent pictures of my iwagumi.Maybe I'll wait another month to take a final photo.
    Aquarium 84l 70-30-40
    substrat-potting soil and sand 2-3mm
    lights -saving bulbs 6400K (2x20W, 1x15W)
    CO2 Bottle 2kg , DIY diffuser (JBL drop checker, light green, 24 / 7 on)
    filter- outer partitioned (the flow of two pumps 400L / h)
    fertilising-DIY Macro -KNO3, KH2PO4, K2SO4, jbl micro ferropol 24 (EI system)
    Decoration river stone
    Flora hemianthus calitrichoides (Cuba), Eleocharis vivipara, vasicularia dubyana
    fauna Paracheirodon Innes, Crossocheilus siamensis, red cherry shrimp

    sorry for any mistakes in my english :)
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  2. DukeNJ

    DukeNJ Lifetime Charter Member
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    I think it looks good. Iwagumi is very challenging. More so than you think until you try one. You did a good job.
     
  3. mr_ED

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    looks great! thank you for sharing.
     
  4. lakosta88

    lakosta88 Junior Poster

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    tnx for replyes. ;)
     
  5. GillesF

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    Your Iwagumi is impressive, especially since this is your first one. Your stones look great too and the Eleocharis seems healthy.

    Something I would change though: the smaller stone on the right of the big stone in the centre (both form a "canyon") is imo too much aligned with the main stone (the bigger one). Personally, I would turn the smaller stone to add some drama, e.g. point it somewhat towards the front.
     
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    Hi,

    I think it looks fine! I like the layout and the plant growth is very healthy...

    I wish that MY first attempt at ANY planted tank was as good.

    I also think that some subtle repositioning of stones would help. However, this is a very personal choice and quite honestly, the tank looks great as is!

    Very nice job.

    Keep us posted as time passes....show us how it has matured...is always nice to see the changes in the tank over time..
     
  7. lakosta88

    lakosta88 Junior Poster

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    here is the final photo of this layout. be free to coment
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  8. ibanezfrelon

    ibanezfrelon Guru Class Expert

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    Your tanks are always great looking , this one is perfect!!
     
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    Looking good, airy. :)
     
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    Very nice! Is your background white? For some reason, the first picture with the black ground looked to me, to have too many stones. The final picture with the white back ground, I didn't notice that at all.
     
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    It's perfect, great job! I would submit it for a contest if I were you!

    One remark though: I would use other fish then the tetra's, maybe rasbora's or so ... :)
     
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    looks really cool..
     
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