Unfortunately this tank was a massive disaster.
HC never came in, my LFS went under I suppose as I never received any word of my shipment, and they won't answer the phone anymore. Don't even seem to be around as a matter of fact. Excellent.
Ordered some S. Repens and planted those. Hair algae outbreak of monumental proportions ensued.
Tank basically went downhill from there. Since this has happened, I've re evaluated my ideas about an iwagumi tank.
In addition to this, maintenance and water changes on 2 55 gallon tanks, a 29, a 20, and 2 10s was becoming a major nuisance. I have since downsized considerably and am about to sell off alot of equipment and tanks. Will likely post some of these in the SnS on here.
I still am keeping my older low tech, low light 55 gallon, which is doing amazing by the way. But instead of keeping all of the other tanks, I am getting rid of the rest and purchasing one rimless tank for an iwagumi set up.
Planning on purchasing a ADA 60p or a Mr Aqua 60.
I've also purchased a full GLA CO2 set up, and obtained an Eheim 2217 filter for this upcoming 60p project.
Now in the process of purchasing the whole ADA substrate system, lights, and deciding on rocks and plant choices.
There will be a journal for this upcoming iwagumi tank, probably set up in the next month or so. Hopefully everyone who was following this will transfer over