Iwagumi ideas?

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by mr. luke, 13 Dec 2008.

  1. mr. luke

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    how reasonable is it to create an iwagumi scape using ONLY dwarf riccia?
    would it be at all effective?
     
  2. Mark Evans

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    completely reasonable, but IMO it may look a little 2D. extra plant varieties will add layers and also create a sense of depth. for sure amano has created amazing scapes with riccia, but he also uses a couple of other plants to compliment it.

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    2006 ADA Gallery 03 was meant to be a glosso and riccia iwagumi, but the riccia overpowered the glosso and covered the whole substrate on a 6ft x 2ft tank... looks nice too.
     
  4. mr. luke

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    thanks :)
    Maybe some hc on the rocks? (sounds like a coctail lol) and p helferie dotted around the rocks also?
    im really new to the whole structured scape thing, any ideas will be much apreciated :D
     
  5. Mark Evans

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    this was mine with the above plants you mentioned.

    planted....

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    it may give you an idea of the look

    mark
     
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    thanks for the link :D pretty much what i had in mind :D
    your tank is giving me some ideas too saintly :D
    So, my plan stands at P. helferi, dwarf riccia, fissidens moss and hc.
     

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