My first attempt at Iwagumi

Discussion in 'Planted Tank Gallery' started by ashy4uk, 26 Nov 2010.

  1. ashy4uk

    ashy4uk Newly Registered

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    Hi all,
    I'm Mike & this is my first serious attempt at an Iwagumi layout. The tank is 60 x 30 x 30cm (54l) & was planted up on the 9th September. Lighting is an Arcadia luminaire 4 x 24W tubes. I only use 2 tubes, 1 Plant Pro the other a Phillips 865 Daylight for 7hrs a day. Filtration is via a Fluval 405 with Sera Siporax & Sera course fibre, no chemical media used. CO2 injection @ 3 bubbles per second & fertilised by the EI method. Substrate is ADA Amazonia & rocks are Green Machine blue stone. Fish are Hemigrammus ocellifer & there's also Cherry shrimps, Ruby Nerites & River nerites (Theodoxus fluviatilis). Plants used are HC & Pogostemon helferi.

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  2. Dan Crawford

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    That looks really smart Mike!

    Fair play on your first go, you've mastered the rock size/scale, layout and plant health from the off, cracking job!
     
  3. LondonDragon

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    Another very nice scape, congrats, plants look healthy too :)
     
  4. Stu Worrall

    Stu Worrall Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    very nice setup there and great scape. Ive found it hard to do a good iwagumi with the Schist stone but youve really pulled it off here. Such healthy plant growth too :thumbup:
     
  5. Arana

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    Great work, well done :clap:
     
  6. Themuleous

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    Thats a fantastic scape!! I'd be well chuffed with that :)

    Sam
     
  7. ashy4uk

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    Thanks guys for the the kind words. And yes Sam, I am well chuffed with this scape :D
     
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