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    AGA 2011 3rd Place 60-120L!! 60cm iwagumi scape

    Re: 60cm iwagumi scape I like this a lot ...
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    Sat Feb 20th - trip to Living Waters + MA Morden (Surrey)

    Great to meet you all today! sorry I had to leave early .... Maidenhead aquatics Morden Lewis deciding just how big to go Living waters - Darrens Moss tank :clap:
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    Sat Feb 20th - trip to Living Waters + MA Morden (Surrey)

    Hi Garuf ! nice of you to remeber me! No tanks up and running at the moment im afraid :( Hope you can make it !
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    Sat Feb 20th - trip to Living Waters + MA Morden (Surrey)

    count me in for the Maidenhead morden visit Attendees: a1matt LondonDragon ghostsword (Luis) CeeJay Gill Tonser mlgt planter
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    Sat Feb 20th - trip to Living Waters + MA Morden (Surrey)

    Can I confirm 10 am at Maidenhead aquatics Morden?
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    Distribution

    Thanks for the reply chris :D The DC's look a little greener today and the plants are pearling slightly ..... maybe im fussing? A few run in probs is always a learning curve .... 550 litres with a pretty low plant biomass isnt helping matters.
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    Distribution

    Hi All , Need A little Help - Just set up a new tank 555 litre (8x20x18) and am having a bit of trouble getting the Co2 level up. Indicators (one at each end) show different result dark green and Dark greeny blue. Im using 2 JBL 1500 filters and have installed 2 x koralia pumps total flow rate...
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    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    very nice 'buddy' :D
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    looking for moss or similar to grow out of water

    Just get down to your local forest !! Endless varieites of moss
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    saintly's 15l nano.

    These are great little tanks but I think I'd be tempted to take the silver corner trims off the top. Nice start ! :)
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    Saintly's 120cm 'hill's of desire'

    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape Rock ..... Sand ..... plants .... lights ..... water ..... amazing aquascape ........DONE!
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    JBL Ferropol

    10ml for 80 litres weekly , But I would imagine you would add it according to how much uptake (plant biomass) you have.
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    240L

    :shock: I could spend some time there! stunning!
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    2.7 litre Pico challenge

    Very nice James :D may I ask about the frosted plastic background - Is it self adhesive and where can I buy some? thanks
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    Saintly's 120cm 'hill's of desire'

    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape Mark, that rock layout is just superb.
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    Laputa - Tbro's Nano

    nice little tank fella, well done !
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    UKaps Iwagumi

    Nice scape ! I love the fossilised wood .... This tank has given me the inspiration for something BIG ive got planned. :D
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    CO2 reactor

    Hi Paulo, Ive just started using aquamedic reactors and im sure I have them piped up with 16mm hose? im running them off Jbl cristalprofi 1500 filters, so far so good! you know where to find me if you want to see them in operation!
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    TRYING TO SOURCE THIS ROCK (Now sourced thanks)

    Re: TRYING TO SOURCE THIS ROCK Many Thanks for confirming that !
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    TRYING TO SOURCE THIS ROCK (Now sourced thanks)

    Hi all, Wondered if anyone could tell me what this rock is and where it comes from, Is it a d-pac product?
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    FOF Iwagumi Challenge - POLL

    2 :D
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    saintly's "Autumn Blush"

    Hey Saintly, felt the need to post and say what an amazing journal. The pictures are superb! All the best
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    Who's entering ADA IAPLC 2009?

    you never know! :D I do pop in from time to time, the standard is very high here now! Where do I find pics of the other UKAPS entries?
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    Who's entering ADA IAPLC 2009?

    Thanks George! its old work im afraid and came as a complete surprise as it was automatically entered as a AGA 2008 entry. For those who havent seen it - Lusty Glaze ranked 174th ADA IAPLC 2009 :D
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    Who's entering ADA IAPLC 2009?

    Just got home from hols to find my letter on the door step, 174th ! Im well pleased with that ! might motivate me to do another scape! Well done all.
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    Tonys 'Peacocks Crypt' - The End

    Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite Blimey, thats a bit tasty!
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    saintly's "Autumn Blush"

    WOW .... loveley scape! Hope your little lad is OK
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    Lusty Glaze (Inspired by nature)

    Hey Verminator! Yeah its me (ukplanter) . Tanks long gone im afraid, new scape coming soon!
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    doing away with filters.

    Ive used the koralias to good effect in the past. After a blackout a koralia was installed to add more circulation, end of Cyno problems! as for loosing filters - I have a 60 x 30 x 30 runnning with no filter at present, It happened quite by accident as I discovered it had been unplugged by my...
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    Eco-complete question

    Im guessing Theres a chance the liquid in the bag will evaporate and once dry the bacteria in the substrate will die. I would wait. One of the drawbacks of Eco complete IMO that you dont get the time to play with your hard/dry scape.
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    Toxic plants

    ceratophylum = Hornwort good to hear of every ones experiences, thanks! Ive never had any trouble keeping shrimps, and have also kept them with Anubias and Crypts and have never suffered any major losses. Just nice to be able to check with the UKAPS members. :)
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    Toxic plants

    I found this post on a shrimp forum - "I wonder if this notion is because anubias, and crypts to a lesser extent, are related to the philodendron (aroid) family? Philodendrons are toxic, and can be a hazard to pets (dogs, cats, ferrets, etc.) that might chew on them. Also, in reading about...
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    Toxic plants

    I been told that I should be careful with certain plants in my shrimp tanks. Ceratophylum, Cabomba , Anubias and cryptos can all apparantly be toxic to shrimps ?? I have kept Anubias and crypto in shrimp tanks before with no problem Anyone know if there is any truth in the above? Thanks
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    saintly's "The Miracle Mire" scape over

    Re: saintly's "The Miracle Mire" tank looking fantastic mark :D
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    saintly's "The Miracle Mire" scape over

    Re: saintly's ??????? scape Nice one! May I ask which MA?
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    The Cube

    Cheers Graeme, I borrowed a freinds SLR for these pics and TBH didnt have a clue what I was doing. I messed with the camera settings and took loads of pics to come up with these. With a bit of cropping and a tweak of the contrast in MO picture manager I got a half decent result.
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    can you lie an extinguisher / co2 bottle flat

    ive known the 500 g jbl bottles to differ in length as some have flatter bottoms than others! Some fit in my cabinet others do not! when it didnt fit I laid it down :? Im guessing this was a bad move? never had any trouble though? I moved over to 2kg which now stands outside the cab.
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    Lusty Glaze (Inspired by nature)

    Yeah I guess that is why THEY are the judges , Because they have the expierience and the eye to notice that sort of thing. I was always aware that it appeared slightly different to the other rocks but was comforted by the fact I Personally picked it up along with the other rocks from the same...
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    The Cube

    Thanks for your comments guys. Seems I need to practice my pruning techniques with those stems.
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    Lusty Glaze (Inspired by nature)

    I thnk your right 'goodygumdrops' There is definatley an emotional attachment here and Im certain that this is what has made this my fav scape. I did see other entrants had included hardscape pics before planting though not sure if adding inspirational landscape pics would have been allowed...
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    60cm makes a comeback

    Very Nice Dave :D the rocks look fantastic, I love the arrangement. IMO the wood arrangement needs a little attention, The centre peice looks a little top heavy to me and it might look better if you changed the angle on either the left or right peice perhaps directing one to the front of the...
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    Lusty Glaze (Inspired by nature)

    Cheers guys. Yeah Im quite proud of this one, Wished Id changed the white striated rock though as the judges pulled me up for it. Funnily enough I collected those rocks from the same beech except the one far right back corner.
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    saintly's "The Miracle Mire" scape over

    Re: saintly's ??????? scape Love what your doing with the mixed foreground substrate. Very natural looking
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    The Cube

    Final shots as seen in AGA 2008
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    Lusty Glaze (Inspired by nature)

    Re: Lusty Glaze (FINAL SHOTS) So here they are 'Lusty Glaze' The final shots as Seen in AGA 2008 -
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    AGA 2008 results...

    of course Yeah I was counting Zigs! sorry Zig.
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    AGA 2008 results...

    third place didnt cut it for me ... nice peice of bog wood though
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    My 100*40*50

    Welcome Andrea, Nice aquascape ! I like the way the wood across the middle brings the two planted areas together.
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    AGA 2008 results...

    Just photograph it and save it for next year! Theres one UK entry all ready :D I noticed the biotope section was a little lack lustre too .... but I was keeping that one to myself :lol: perhaps an Oppurtunity for a UK winner ??
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    saintly's "The Miracle Mire" scape over

    Re: saintly's ??????? scape Out of the 2 its No.1 for me ..... as has been said more intersting and unique, However I cant help thinking both arrangements are shrinking your tank (esp No.1) when I first looked at this thread I thought you were rescaping you 60 cm opti white (henge) until I saw...
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    AGA 2008 results...

    I was a bit surprised there werent more UK entries to be honest, There have been some great scapes posted on this forum that were worthy of an entry. I guess its a bit daunting going public like that and perhaps there is a temptation to wait as 'My next scape will be better' or 'this scape is...
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    My Copycat Scape

    Nice! I like the rocks, looks like the Alps. I think you should consider loosing the java fern and are those elastic bands holding the moss down? fishing line or cotton would be less obvious.
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    saintly's "The Miracle Mire" scape over

    Re: saintly's ??????? scape Hi Saintly, Youve been busy while ive been away! Love the wood, very origional. Nice layout too! What sand did you use in the front?
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    AGA 2008 results...

    Im with you on that , My favourite scape
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    AGA 2008 results...

    Well done Peter. You too George
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    AGA Aquascaping Contest results out soon...

    Ive got three scapes entered. Site not working for me either
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    90*45*45

    LOL :D very funny James :D Must say I like the substrate (or lack of) too
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    90*45*45

    :mrgreen: WOW
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    60cm Iwagumi

    Apologise for the delay in an update but other commitments have seen me have to put aside the plant tanks for a little while. The tank is empty now after im afraid to confess neglect resulted in algae issues. The fishes were returned to My LFS. I hope to get back on track soon. I still have My...
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    Shrimp Tank - Juwel Rekord 60

    love looking back over this journal LD :) A real inspiration. Surprised I havent seen a few more nano shrimp journals on the forum given all the nanos in stores at the mo.
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    A plug for UKaps

    Whsmiths I guess, got lucky and was sent a freebie! Iggy Tavares wrote the article, the featured tank is very familiar :wink:
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    Nice One George!

    Just picked up a copy of 'The 101 best Aquarium plants' by Mary E. Sweeney. Its a brand new Microcosm/TFH publication and it would Appear G.F has had some input ... Well done matey! :D Nice little book, Worth a read !
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    A plug for UKaps

    A nice plug for Ukaps in this months Tropical fish Magazine! (October). See the article 'A progression into planted tanks' :D
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    [FoF] October 2008

    Great job on the stand Dan .... Sorry I couldnt get down, work commitments im afraid :( maybe next year.
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    what specialis substrate maidenhead aquatics sells

    Hi Ark, I think it depends Which MA you shop at .... My local stocks Eco complete, Tropica, JBL, FLora base and Colombo!! I think most are stocking JBL (which Ive had good results with) They should be able to order you in any of the above!
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    Mountainscape V2

    Nice work Peter! Congratulations on the Ranking ... a real inspiration. Out of curiosity Have you enterd this scape into the AGA?
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    New substrate-Tropica "nature soil"

    looks nice! its not clear that its made by Tropica though?
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    zigs tank

    I was too until I noticed the size of it ..... 300 x 66 x 84 (cm) :o I like rank 0011. Also Cliff Hui rank 004 but ive always admired his scapes. Big Congratulations to Peter Kirwan rank 0015.
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    Heeeeeelp

    cheers Paulo, Tried this, doesnt work? :(
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    Heeeeeelp

    My Laptop has gone on the blink :( I have a Dell inspiron 6400. When I switch on I get this message - Dell wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Controller stopped working and was closed Anyone know how to fix this ???
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    Iwagumi

    Its Pagoda Tom! MA sell it. Nice looking Iwagumi, Different ..... :D
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    ADA online Aquajournal

    DOH! :lol:
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    ADA online Aquajournal

    WOW Just saw this on ADA japan http://www.adana.co.jp/aj_web/ :D
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    Shrimp Tank - Juwel Rekord 60

    Lookin good Paulo :D I think you will agree as good as your pictures are they still dont do these superb shrimp justice. Its not till you see those little white legs flashing away that you get to really appreciate them. Keeping my fingers crossed they do well for you! Which MA ?????? I will...
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    A Few Pictures of My Fish and Their Homes

    Nice pics Ed :) especialy love the FAT botia.
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    Shrimp Tank - Juwel Rekord 60

    Nice pics LD, Eagerly awaiting your next post :wink:
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    saintlys "The Henge"

    Hey Mark, Having just spent some time looking back over this journal I just wanted to stop by and say how much ive enjoyed it. I really do hope you enter the AGA with 'The Henge' . The UK needs YOU saintly :D Nice work pal
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    Asian Jungle

    Re: Forest Hi Thomas, Looks like the basis for a nice little aquascape. I like the substrate arrangement and the space that will be created on the left. That over hanging branch will look nice covered with dark green moss over the bright substrate, Nice contrast. Will you add Co2? If not it...
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    280L 'Cangai Crossing'

    Hi Nikko, Nice tank :) For me the transition from foreground to background could be a little less obvious. looks a little unatural how the two meet in a straight line right across the scape. The rounded rocks look like they could origionate from a fast flowing river, Eleocharis vivipara...
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    twycross zoo images

    really nice pictures mark, esp. like the one of the miffed ape.
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    60cm Iwagumi

    Hi Ark, I had a load of dragon stone to hand, much more than I used in this scape, couldnt tell you how many kilos are in this tank??? the bigsest peice is probobly 20/25cm by 10/15cm ???? Sorry not much help.
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    Fish ID help

    :wink: No problemo !
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    Fish ID help

    Hara Jerdoni - dwarf anchor catfish :)
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    Worth sharing

    Thought this was worth sharing - http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum/showthread.php?t=44309 Aquascaping on a grand scale Enjoy
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    Evolution

    nice James, esp. like the foreground.
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    Happy Birthday George

    Have good one George!
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    60cm Iwagumi

    Stop it! :oops:
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    60cm Iwagumi

    You have the final pics of 'lusty glaze' Dan so you know I Got pics of it at its best!! Its in for the AGA so mission acomplished and time to move on. I look forward to putting those pics up on Ukaps when im allowed :D Ray, Thanks for sticking with me mate - LOL. I picture the right hand...
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    60cm Iwagumi

    Graeme, Like I said mate that Low biomass scares me. I may have to plant some stems to help initialy, Perhaps even a net full of riccia? The gas is cranked right up and I will be dosing Excel daily. I do have a fully established filter so I wont run into some of the problems associated with...
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    60cm Iwagumi

    Last day of my break so the tanks had to be moved today! Ive probobly moved those rock one to many times now and could have gone on playing rocks forever. After settling for the following scape - I took the scissors to The HC in the existing scape and trimmed and replanted, and planted, and...
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    Africa Zambot 2008. Warning, lots of pics!

    WOW :mrgreen:
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    Where to now?

    No LFS's ??? where abouts are you?
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    PM's 54 Liter Journal.

    Rummy nose tetra , gorgeous fish might look a bit big in the Henge though IMO
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    PM's 54 Liter Journal.

    Tank looks great PM :D I love the light, nice and crisp. I think im going to have to look into this in future.
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    60cm Iwagumi

    Hi Aron, Im thinking im gonna go with it pretty much as it is now. But I intend to get a few scapes out of this tank. Ive got a pile of mini landscape rocks that Im itching to put to good use too :) . Hi Vito, For me the best possible start to an aquascape is to obtain good hardscape...
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    Replanting HC

    Sounds easy enough!
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    60cm Iwagumi

    better get the tweezers out then! :D Cheers
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    Replanting HC

    Do You plant the vertical stems Dan? I dont have to dig out all the horizontal ones like Gloso do I ?
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    60cm Iwagumi

    Well im back to where I started pretty much having decided against the Sanzon Iwagumi (3 tower/pillar rock formation). It lacked interest IMO and I feel the 5 stones really help to lengthen the tank. So I am back to 5 stones (Gozon?) and although the scape looks much the same Ive taken onto...
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    Mini landscape rock

    Best advice is to buy more than you will need (if poss) its useful to have different shapes and sizes to hand so you can play with different combinations. What you dont use in this scape you will use in another. This is where buying your rocks from your LFS rather than online can save you money...
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