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post #16 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-29-2009, 02:53 AM
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Great thread!
I'm just saying something here so as to have it show up in my subscriptions and to say what I said in my first sentence.
Where ya been UG? Oh yeah have you ever seen ADA Ibher stone?

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post #17 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-29-2009, 03:03 AM
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I've never heard of that type of stone, Craig. I'll pass on any info if I do.
I've been reading but haven't had the oomph to post any updates to my threads.
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Just bumping this so people know it was able to get moved to the aquascaping forum.

Thanks KyleT.
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post #19 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-11-2009, 03:18 AM
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awsome info !! thank yoU !! I really want to try this style now , more than ever really . just to see' if I can get over my collectoritis .... lol ~ i would love ricca as my bottom plant,. and nothing else, is thier a tip' for making ricca stay' down ? mine always floats up, maybye I should trim it more ?? thanxs for this read. It was tons of info ! glad your here ! THANK YOU !!
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The trick for keeping riccia down is to tie it to something dense. I found a piece of slate about a 1/4" thick and nearly 2/3 the bottom of my tank dimension. I took a cotton thread (you can get this at an basic fabrics store) and proceeded to wrap it around the riccia mat laid on the slate. After several passes with the thread in each direction I had successfully anchored it with an almost fishing net grid. In no time the thread will disappear as the plant engulfs it with new growth.

Now I proceeded to plant HC around my entire periphery of the riccia at 1" to 3" from the glass as I find this easier to maintain at the edge, but smaller fragments and the same technique can have an entire bottom covered in no time.

On a different note, glad you are intrigued with iwagumi Expect some great information and strong content in this realm very soon!
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A good read with lots of information.


Don't forget that kami can also mean: paper, up, and protect Also, kami = hair and kami = God can be differentiated based on tone (but kami = hair and kami = paper have the same intonation...)
there's no confusion when it's written out in kanji and context of course. You don't comb your god.

the homophones make asian languages very poetic.

good thread. I didn't even know it was here.

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nice write up!
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Why isn't this a sticky yet?

Very informative, I would think a single stone iwagumi would be the best, but your 3 stone iwagumi looks like a single stone with dense growth of moss on it. (reminds me of Plagiomnium)

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post #24 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-14-2009, 05:27 PM
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This is part three? So where is part one and two? Is there any way this can all be put together in one article for an easy read and made a sticky or put some where its easy to find? The Amano sticky is five years old. This seems more relevant.

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X is working with me on exactly that. It will arrive in the near future, so sit tight!
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post #26 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-22-2009, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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The three parts of the article are all condensed into one, sorry if that was confusing. Essentially I posted "updated with part blah blah" in the past so that people would know when it was updated. For those of you who take enjoyment out of this article, I am currently working on something that -may- blow your mind.
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Excellent thread. I anxiously await the next installment!
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The three parts of the article are all condensed into one, sorry if that was confusing.
Why not just go back to post 1 and rename it "Iwagumi Design" without the part 3? (It was kind of confusing to me, too)
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nice write up!
great thread
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Francis,
I just today ran across this thread, terrific information and insight. Can't wait to see more!
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