Iwagumi - 25L

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Nigel95, 9 May 2017.

  1. Nigel95

    Nigel95 Member

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    My first tank but way to small so I bought a bigger one. Maybe you like to see my first attempt ;).

    Have a look at my Youtube channel :)
    >> www.youtube.com/nigelaquascaping
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    If a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words, What Is a Video Worth?


    Specs
    Tank

    Superfish home 25: 25 litre / 6,6 gallon
    42 x 25 x 22,5 cm WxDxH
    Lighting
    Desk lamp 20 watt 1200 lumens
    Stones
    5 Seiryu stones
    Substrate
    ADA Aqua Soil
    Shrimp
    10+ Red cherry
    3 Amano
    Fish
    5 microrasbora kubotai
    Plants
    Micranthemum 'Monte carlo' in the front
    Dwarf hair grass 'Eleocharis acicularis mini' in the back and between the stones.
    Co2
    Pressurized CO2 with a diffusor
    Co2 checker edge
    Heater
    25 watt dennerle nano heater temperature 24
    Filter
    Eheim classic 150 external filter with lily pipes
    Background
    Black vinyl ADA screen

    Recent pictures
    ac8jfl.jpg
    15eelp5.jpg

    Golden ratio
    1 focal point because it's a nano aquarium. The above 1/3 looks filled but if you go lower only the main stone reaches it a little.
    29mn4vs.jpg

    Dry start
    Day 1

    21jd5ib.jpg
    10fpbn4.jpg

    Day 6 extra dwarf hair grass
    2nladqd.jpg

    Day 14
    29xsuv8.jpg
    nozgw9.jpg

    Day 21
    Rescape

    2z9jxb9.jpg

    Day 26 with water
    juvf50.jpg

    Day 51
    55pgns.jpg

    Day 64
    ac8jfl.jpg
    15eelp5.jpg
     
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  2. Mannic05

    Mannic05 Member

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    I geuss the growth was much faster whit water then the dry start or is this wrong. Great looking tank looks very healthy

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  3. Nigel95

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    Yeah I was thinking that to. But the plants also need time to get used and at the start I had much lower light. It was only 5 watt that was build in. I removed it and now using a strong desk lamp 1200 lumens. So far no algae problems.
     
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  4. Cor

    Cor Member

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    nice :thumbup:
     
  5. Eduard18

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    nice indeed, plants look in great shape :thumbup:
     
  6. Deansie

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    Great journal, lovely minimal little scape. Would you do a dry start again? Can I ask what was the initial light period duration?
     
  7. Nigel95

    Nigel95 Member

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    My first aquarium ever haha. I would only dry start again if using mosses by yoghurt method. I hate it that you can't watch to the tank and only see condensation. But if you don't mind it's a lot of less maintenance and the tank substrate will still cycle. I started with a 6 hour photoperiod and increased it by 15 mins every week and watched if there was any algae.
     
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  8. Daveslaney

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    Nice
    What ferts do you use.
     
  9. Nigel95

    Nigel95 Member

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    Thanks

    I was using vimi all in one ferts. But now I use tropica specialised ferts.


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