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My first*technically 2nd) iwagumi (10g) (new pics 10/4) (56k)

so i went to the local fish store (aquatek) and i got so inspired from some of takashi amano's work that i planned to build an iwagumi of my own. l picked up a 10g aquarium(l plan on taking off the top rim but still not sure about the bottom(i'd like to get feedback if you've done it before). 2 bags of ada amazonia ll soil and some rocks(l tried to keep the same type to make it even with the look and not sure of the name as they weren't labeled when i bought em) as far as lightning goes i plan on using this...

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http://www.bigalsonline.com/StoreCat...ype=0&offset=0

and i'm going to replace the bulb with this:
http://www.adgshop.com/8000K_PC_bulb_p/108-060.htm
^better wpg 36> 28 hehe i plan on using dwarf hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis) as my carpet. l took some photos just to give you guys some visual.
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Looks like it's going to be nice I like the texture on the stones.
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Looks like it's going to be nice I like the texture on the stones.

yea that's the only reason i got it and it was pretty pointy to give it some height im just taking off the top rim of the 10g right now and boy it's such a pain with all the silicone
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nice! I am also setting up a 10 gallon planted. Semi iwagumi
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Fantastic, Please keep the pics coming!
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I say take off bottom and top. Unless your stand covers the bottom.

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lol well i just broke the first 1' of the aquarium on the top part of the rim i guess i better go to walmart and pick me up another one tommorow but hey i learned my lesson BE PATIENT and don't rush which is what happened when i got 1 side loose i tried to make the whole rim come off simultaniously : / grr well im at a standstill...

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some one said they had great luck using a wood plane to cut the top part of the rim off for ease of removal


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Ouch! Be careful that you don't cut yourself.

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Just kidding Googled it.

What's the biggest aquarium that you can go rimless from a standard tank?

40 gallon breeder maybe?

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Just kidding Googled it.

What's the biggest aquarium that you can go rimless from a standard tank?

40 gallon breeder maybe?

from what i've heard 40g is tops but remember it's 40g not 10 and no i was carefull not to cut myself and thanks for caring but tommorow i try it again with much more patience. l really want to get the bottom trim off too but not sure if it's worth it time-wise and for support. any suggestion?
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The only problem with taking off the trim is that I have heard the glass are different sizes, but let me know how it goes!

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ok iwagumi #2 i just came back from walmart and got me another one time to go at it again.
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