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My Iwagumi's

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by lightyear, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. lightyear

    lightyear Prolific Poster

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm new to the hobby and wanted to share my tank to get inputs from you to improve my skills.

    Here my HC Iwagumi:

    light
    - DIY 48 Watts PL 2X24 (8 Watts per gallon)

    Tank
    - 6 Gal

    Substrate
    - River Sand
    - Laterite

    Ferts
    - Yamato Green

    Filter
    - Eden 501

    CO2 System
    - Milwauke with solenoid and bubble counter

    Maintenance Regime
    -50% weekly water change
    - 3X a week Yamato Green
    - 1 drop a day plant hormone
    - 1bps co2
    - Nitricot ferts in substrate
    - 9 hours a day light exposure
    - Temp at 28 Celcius

    Fauna
    - Green neon tetra
    - local river shrimp
    - Orocinclus

    Flora
    - HC
    - HG
    - Gian HG


    Any thoughts guys

    http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx275/perryrico/Third%20Iwagumi%20Comeback/IMG_0733.jpg?t=1285549670

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    http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx275/perryrico/Third%20Iwagumi%20Comeback/IMG_0734.jpg?t=1285549616
     
  2. hrishi007

    hrishi007 Junior Poster

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    i just love your rocks..nice set up..keep it up..
     
  3. lightyear

    lightyear Prolific Poster

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  4. Tug

    Tug Lifetime Charter Member
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    Nice lightyear,
    Are you doing anything different? You still list the same tank parameters.
     
  5. Gerryd

    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    I think it looks great! Nice job!
     
  6. lightyear

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    Oh I forgot to say: here's my gamble:

    - Added Activated Carbon!!!
    - Daily Ferts to complement loss of nutrients
    - Light still 48watts / 9wpg
    - Eyebrow raising: SIESTA 4 hours light, 2 hours OFF, and 5 hours on again

    It work. I dont know why
     
  7. lightyear

    lightyear Prolific Poster

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    Thanks Gerryd. There is an upcoming local planted competition here. this might be my entry
     
  8. Hallen

    Hallen Guru Class Expert

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    I like it, nice vid aswell:)

    Is there any specific reason for the temp of 28C. ?
     

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