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Karatekid's Ember Haven 60P Iwagumi (56k!) Update 6/14/12

Update 6/14/12 Now with Embers!
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10-29-11
After almost 8 months of planning it is finally here, my Iwagumi 60-P. I have spent so much time researching and learning, and now I have it. I picked up the 60-P and Seiryu Stone at Aqua Forest Aquarium. Oh and a special thanks to Jojo at Aquascapes, he was very helpful and it was the first time I had seen a real aquascape. I will be doing EI dosing, and right now I canít remember what the amounts are.

The first diy was to figure out what stand I wanted, and I decided to go with a ADA stand my dad built. The second diy was to make my Nova Extreme SLR 2x24w T5-HO. We spray-painted it white with heat resistant paint. We then drilled a hole so the power cord could come out the top, and four more holes for hanging the light. Here is the link to the thread
http://plantedtank.net/forums/diy/15...ted-light.html


Here is the Equipment List:
Nova Extreme SLR 2x24w T5HO
Eheim 2213, the flow is not enough
Hydor Inline Heater 200w
Aquatek Regulator
Up Aqua inline Co2


The Fish List:
Ember tetra
Otos
Amano Shrimp


But here is a peek of the stand.








For Co2 a 2.5 lb tank was so expensive I decided to use a paintball tank instead, and we had to change some things to make it work. The regulator I am using is a cheapo Aquatek.

















And the rest of the equipment.














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The plant list:
Glosso
Riccia
Dwarf Hairgrass
Didiplis Diandra
Hydrocotyle Verticillata
Dwarf Sag













Riccia




Glosso













I put Saran Wrap over it so when I poured the water in it wasn't messed up.





See, it isn't cloudy at all!










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Look how much it has grown!



















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On a different note, I saw this insane deal on nano reef forum, I couldn't pass it up. For $50 I got two white Ecoxotic strips, transformer, moonlights, all only 4 months old!

moonlights not pictured







I couldn't show how bright they were because it made everything look dark because they were sooo bright. I was also aiming it at the wall not the floor.




All pictures will be taken by a Canon Rebel XS


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I LOVE IWAGUMI style. Awesome start.

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Good work!! That looks fantastic! I really like the layout. I can't wait to see how it grows.
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post #7 of 94 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 01:09 PM
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Nice looking stand.
Great job.
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Thanks guys, I am going to try and update it every Saturday. I am amazed how quickly it has filled in with only co2. I really do need to figure the fertilizer though
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Beautiful set up, will be a pleasure to see grow in
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Does anyone know how long Amazonia leches? Because with a 5in bed it might take awhile, even with lots of water changes. When I wake up in the morning the water is yellowish and smells a bit like ammonia
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Great looking tank! Keep up the great work.
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Dang! Since the time I left for school I have diatom algae. I'll clean as best I can, and once my parameters settle I'll get some Amano shrimp.
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The tank looks great. I love your stand and how it fits in the room. I can't wait to see where this goes.
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