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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-21-2014, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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25g cube Iwagumi Scape

After a month away, I came back home with 30lbs of ohko stone.

Here is my new scape.

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-21-2014, 08:29 PM
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awesome scape, always love scapes with dragon stone. cant tell from the photo but is there enough rock where you can put sand in between the V and create a path going up? (not sure if that makes sense) I think it would look awesome like that verses just the square patch of sand.
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-21-2014, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Lam.. Thank you for the suggestion. once my schedule is more relax, I will mess with the scape.
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-21-2014, 10:53 PM
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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-22-2014, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
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RCS and amano shrimp
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Very nice.

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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-27-2014, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Plant is growing out nicely since I came back. I have increased the co2 inject and photo period and continue with EI daily dosing. I am especially happy with my rotala vietnam golden up at the tip, it is one of my favorite plant.

I am trying to get a carpet of micro sword but it is thriving. Looking to replace it with monte carlo.

I have also added more rocks to the white square. Hopefully, it improve the scape, but I am not too sure. LOL

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Here is some clearer picture.





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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-05-2014, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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Today, I replace my light with a 120W full spectrum light. There is two dimmable buttons that I can get a arrangement of color.





I went ahead a trim all my rotala vietnam that was nutrient deficient. Plus, I replace the pre-filter sponge with stainless steel mesh.





I replace all my micro-sword plant with Monti Carlo. It see how long it will take to carpet the tank.



All these ammania sp bonsai was propagate from 2 bonsai stems.. A total of 26 new bonsai.

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-01-2014, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Here is one month update.

I'd changed the light to my old one, because the new one is so strong that I am having algae problem.
I also have install 2 x 3 watts deep red 660nm LED into my old light. Overall, my lighting look more yellowish. Amazing how two red leds can be so dominant even with 10 x 3 watts cree cool white LEDs.



The monti carlo is growing great. I use the trimming and replant it. Hopefully it will carpet by the end of this month.



I had also switch from 1x per week 50% water change due to EI dosing. To changing it every other week due to my hectic schedule. I have not see any ill effect on the plants and shrimp.

Here is two pictures:

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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-12-2014, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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After a long and intense coursework of medical microbiology and Infection disease, which a year worth of material finish in 7 weeks, I finally have some TLC for the tank. I added more substrate to rise the background. Also, I added more stone and a pathway walking up the mountain.

Let me know what do you guy think.


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Looking good! Plants really for ya haha
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Tank is looking great! The monte carlo carpet is awesome. Great job!

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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-30-2014, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the kind word.
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