Full tank shot as of 2012-06-21
I lurked on here for a few months and thought I should start a journal for an iwagumi aquascape that I've had in my mind for a while.
Lets get right into it:
: Mr. Aqua MA-720 (60x30x36cm)
2x24w T5HO Hagen Glo (2xLife Glo 6700k) 10" above tank
1x24w T5HO Sun Blaster 6400k
: Eheim 2215
: Aquatic Magic lily pipes, NAG thermometer, ceramic diffuser
: 20lbs Ohko stone / Dragon stone
: Concoa 212 w/5lb tank, Clippard Mouse, AS1200 NV
: ADA Aquasoil New Amazonia 9L bag
: EI w/Plantex CSM+B (after dry start)
: DIY 3/4" maple plywood ADA style w/bent 1/2" EMT conduit
: Everlast yoga mat cut-to-fit
: Still deciding... HC carpet with maybe hairgrass backround
: Thinking of cardinal tetras with otos and amano shimp - open to suggestions
No pics of the build, but I followed several guides throughout this and other sites. I used Kregs pocket holes/screws and I would definitely use them again, highly recommended.
Here's the stand assembled unstained.
Stained with Minwax quick drying polyurethane clear satin. I put on 3 coats and sanded in between with 220 grit. Also rough measuring of the conduit. Way to tall.
Got the lights to a height which I think should be high enough to avoid algae soup. Looking at the stickies I believe this puts me in the med-high area.
Close up shot of the hanging kit included with the light. Same loop on the top of the light. The Hagen has built-in, adjustable tabs to loop the wire though on the top of the fixture.
I could not find proper collars for the conduit which would give me some clearance from the tank so I improvised and used some left over plywood and made some spacers. Used some foam to add some support.
Inside shot showing the pocket screws.
Here's where I need some help... I tried a few layouts with the ohko stone and I'm not sure where I stand. I'll show a few just to get an idea.
5. Leaning towards this one.
Let me know what you guys think! I'm thick skinned, so criticisms are good too