65L iwagumi , new lay-out

Discussion in 'Journals' started by nico, 13 Sep 2009.

  1. nico

    nico Member

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    Hi everybody ,

    Here's a new tank i am starting now its a 60*30*36cm , 65Liters , at this point only the hardscape is done , plantation is going to be very simple , moss in the foreground , only in the central part sand will be visible , midground and background will be a mix of moss/glosso/eleocharis (mainly eleocharis) with a bit of tenellus in the back .

    Hope you like it :D

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    here is how i want the foreground to be , the green area is moss ;)

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  2. aaronnorth

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    looks like it is going to be another stunner.
     
  3. Vito

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    Hey Nico I just finished replying to your other journal and then I saw this one, how many tanks you got going? Nice scape again by the way.
     
  4. myboyshay

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  5. zig

    zig Member

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    Very nice nico, busy busy many tanks on the go :thumbup:
     
  6. Mark Evans

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    :wideyed: you more busy than me nico.

    ermmm....a good layout? :lol: good stuff!
     
  7. nico

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    some news of this tank , it is going low tech as i planted only moss and tenellus , light 0.3W/L , co2 1bp3s , nearly no fert , water changes every 2 or 3 weeks at the best , i added moss recently , did not grow much yet , anyways this one will take some time , i have to brush the stones as they turned from grey to brown , not so nice :D ;) hygrophila in the back will be removed when the other plants will have grown enough

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  8. Mark Evans

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    looks great mate. this is similar to what i'll be doing in my gumi too.

    maybe you could consider a white background?
     
  9. rawr

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    Another class aquascape, I really like the feel that your planting achieves. Nice one! :D
     
  10. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    Love the rocks and their layout! Are they Manten stone?

    A very low maintenance Iwagumi is a great idea too.

    How many tanks are you running right now, nico?
     
  11. nico

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    Saintly , i didnt have any white sheet big enough to put on the wall , i'll get it for next time ;)

    George those rocks come from a river in the north of Osaka , it's quite a beautiful place , i can put some pictures if you want (although i think i did already ...not so sure... :D ) , those stones texture is quite similar to the manten but its color is more clear ....
     
  12. nico

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    here is a better picture with a white background , i also cleaned the stones and the sand :D have to wait a couple of months to have a more natural plantation , for the fishes i am thinking about H. amandae :D

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  13. JamesM

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    Ooooh, that's ace mate :thumbup:
     
  14. Dan Crawford

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    Top class Nico, just lovely.
     
  15. TBRO

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    Nice job lining the rock cracks into a really natural looking layout, another great tank - T
     
  16. nico

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    thank you for your comments , i'm glad you like it :D

    there is going to be some work to do with moss in the long term , in the end i'd like to be able to keep the moss quite low in the front not to cover the stones a bit higher in the back of the foreground :lol: ) and be able to let some tenellus come in the moss ...but not to much ....but still some ....
    ...had some Kilkenny and Guinness beer tonigh mixed with sake ...not beeing so clear ....


    ..f*ck my bird is attacking my foot :silent:
     
  17. YzemaN

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    :lol:
    Show him this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npjOSLCR2hE
    That'll teach him what happens to naughty birds
    Excellent 'gumi, by the way. Very inspirational!
     
  18. LondonDragon

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    Looks great this tank, that rock work is tops!! Keep us posted :)
     
  19. elanmak

    elanmak Newly Registered

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    Your aquarium looks lovely.
    The rocks look very dramatic and I've taken note of your moss stones & I'm going to give that a try.
    Keep it posted on how it develops.
     
  20. samc

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    really like this tank nico. the rocks are very nice.it must be good to go and collect your own :D

    i also like how you have done the moss stones. saves alot of fiddling
     

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