I'm not too keen on them myself. They're nice to look at for a short period, but if it was my tank I'd want something with more nooks and crannies and a little busier.
Is there any tank you consider to be the definitive epitome of an Iwagumi, George?
I must admit a while ago I did not like Iwagumi's, but since being back into the hobby big time, I now appreciate a good setup in whatever form it takes, cos I understand more and more the effort that's been put into it
I`ll post on here, rather than PFK, so Jeremy can`t delete it! 8)
For me, the Iwagumi is the most difficult scape to master, as there is nowhere for anything out of place to hide. The hardscape defines the look, rather than supplying the foundations for the final look, as in a Nature Aquarium.
As for the â€œjungleâ€ lookâ€¦.is this an aquascape? :? Supply a tank, water lights, substrate and ferts, then buy a mix of plants off eBay and stick them in the tank and watch them become overgrown.
Reading between the lines, are â€œjunglesâ€ for those that can`t aquascape (no offence ), or is it a genuine type of scape? I`m not convinced.
EDIT: Forgot to say...the Iwagumi is King in my humble opinion.