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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-04-2014, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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therash's 12 gallon long

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TANK: Mr. Aqua 12 gallon long
LIGHTING: UP Aqua Pro Z LED
FILTER:: Eheim 2213
CO2: Max Aqua regulator with glass diffuser
GLASSWARE: GUSH lily pipes (inflow and outflow), gush orb drop checker, ADA thermometer
HEATER: Fluval tronic 50w
SUBSTRATE: ADA power sand special & ADA amazonia
SUBSTRATE ADDITIVES: ADA Bacter 100, Tourmaline BC & Clear Super
HARDSCAPE: Seiryu stone

Ok so I got most of this stuff for christmas including the actual tank (I'm 14 by the way), some from family and some from "santa" because my sister still believes. I have two tanks already one is a shrimp breeding tank and the other a plain old fluval edge, for this tank I really want to try out some iwagumi and see how it goes. I am still learning and need all the help I can get so if im not doing this quite right your advice would be great.

so today I started the hardscape and this is how it went

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left hand side which I am happy with
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right hand side which may need some work
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-04-2014, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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I will be doing a DSM and as for plants I have some HC in another tank which I will be planting and hopefully it will carpet, can anyone suggest some good foreground plants? Ive thought of UG and hairgrass that I could put in and around the rock work.
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Wow for a 14 year old u make my aquascaping skills look horrible! Haha nice hard scape


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post #5 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-04-2014, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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haha thank you
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I think glosso or four leaf clover would be nice as well. loving the nice and clean set up you should post some pictures of your shrimp tank as well ~


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post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-04-2014, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks and with the shrimp tank I'll post pics when I do a water change and it badly needs a trim
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Real nice foundation
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I am looking forward to seeing how this turns out. Those rocks are great looking especially the main stone.
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Wish I was this lucky as a kid. Looks great so far!
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post #12 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-05-2014, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for the feedback!

I played with the left hand side and found a placement that I kinda like and was wondering on everyones thoughts of whether I should stick with the second or go back to the first here are some pics of the second
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Also while breaking up some of the seiryu stones to make smaller pieces I noticed some crystal type things can anyone tell if these would be safe for the tank exposed to the water, I know because its in the stone normally that it would be safe but because there is concealing it I'm not sure, anyway I thought it looked pretty cool so here is a photo
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Sorry right side not left
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I think you should stick with the first one. You need to count
your stones. Iwagumi is created with an odd number
of stones, not even.
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I like the first one a bit better too.
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