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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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I don't feel the rock placement is "natural" but I like it haha. I have a feeling this tank is gonna look nice once it gets going. cheers
Thanks for the feedback jsquared.

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Lookin sick man, great stab at a first attempt so far and it looks like you are going all in, as I would expect.

Is that the same tank from your RC TOTM win? Looks similar, but with lilypipes and CO2 in place of the MP10's Still crushed about the loss of those magnificent SPS pieces...


Look forward to progress, and really digging the iwagumi scape. I think that's ideal for the shallow cube, a little hair grass, maybe some dwarf baby tears / glossostigma, and your are set! Can't forget the cardinal tetras and high-grade crystal shrimp either!

Edit: BTW, forgot to mention that you need to check out Cal Aqua Labs. Not hating on ADA, I know their US importer based here in Houston and their stuff is great (and I use a bunch of it), but Cal Aqua has an inline CO2 diffuser that will work great in your space limited nano and not take up valuable real estate.

Thanks alot man. Its a different tank the dimensions are 22X16X8... yea i miss those colonies too.

So far i have hc and hair grass growing emmersed. Thanks for the heads up ive bought stuff from cal aqua in the past and i was thinking of picking up that inline unit for this tank especially since ive already used the other pipes on the saltwater biotope.
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This looks exceptional, an amazing start. Def subscribing to this build.

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I really like you scape. I kind of did the same thing and it is pain trying to keep the soil from staying out of my sand with a little slope. Can't wait to watch your build come together.
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Your first planted tank and your eye for scape already smokes mine Lol! Looks great, I'll be following it

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post #20 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 02:28 AM Thread Starter
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This looks exceptional, an amazing start. Def subscribing to this build.

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I really like you scape. I kind of did the same thing and it is pain trying to keep the soil from staying out of my sand with a little slope. Can't wait to watch your build come together.
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Your first planted tank and your eye for scape already smokes mine Lol! Looks great, I'll be following it
Thanks alot guys i really appreciate the feedback. I plan to post some updated shots this weekend.
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Hype, did you change a lot of water at the begining? I saw a comment about using Amazonia soil require that in the first 2 weeks.
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im liking the scape and placement... great little tank indeed. looking forward to your success here.

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post #23 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Hype, did you change a lot of water at the begining? I saw a comment about using Amazonia soil require that in the first 2 weeks.
I havent actually flooded the tank yet so im not sure what to expect in terms of water quality but ill definitely update you once its filled.

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im liking the scape and placement... great little tank indeed. looking forward to your success here.
Thanks so much for the well wishes namaste. I really appreciate the feedback
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Looks good bud be interesting to see how it grows in
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post #25 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 05:38 AM
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When are you planning to finally fill the tank? Can't wait to see it!
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Looks good bud be interesting to see how it grows in
Thanks alot boxhead appreciate the feedback.

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When are you planning to finally fill the tank? Can't wait to see it!
Ive been stalling over the last few months but the plan is to fill it up sometime in may
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Hypes First Iwagumi Inspired 12 gallon

Yeah anytime bud it sucks I have had to go back to low tech after a few failures with my pressurised c02 and that and I'm gunna have to restart my tank because of all the hi light plants I have in there

But hey [censored][censored][censored][censored] happens and life goes on I'm more concerned with my fish's health more then anything so best if luck
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