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I am getting a small glass rectangle tank, about 40cm long, 30cm wide, and 30cm tall. i am planing on going for an iwagumi style of planted tank. i am wanting to plant only hairgrass in my aquascape. what rocks should i use? i also have fertilisers and gravel / plant substrate. many thanks
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hello guys, im new to this form as you can probably tell ]

I am getting a small glass rectangle tank, about 40cm long, 30cm wide, and 30cm tall. i am planing on going for an iwagumi style of planted tank. i am wanting to plant only hairgrass in my aquascape. what rocks should i use? i also have fertilisers and gravel / plant substrate. many thanks
There are lots of different rocks to choose from, but I suggest you make sure it's "inert". This way you won't have to worry about the rock affecting your parameters.

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http://www.aquascapingworld.com/maga...umi-Style.html

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Some of the more popular stones to use are Seiryu-seki stone, Maten stone, or Shou stone. These rocks are excellent rocks to use for your hardscape, but your not limited to these types. The goal is to find group of rocks that share the same color scheme, but are different in their details, color patterns, shapes, and contours.

When put arranged in an aquascape the rocks will appear as a unified collection while still maintaining their own distinct characteristics. The arrangement of the hardscape should have a clear focus and dictate the viewers’ perspective.
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Inert rocks are overrated in planted aquariums unless you are keeping sensitive shrimp. Seiryu, one of the most popular Iwagumi stones, is not inert and does just fine for many people including myself.


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Inert rocks are overrated in planted aquariums unless you are keeping sensitive shrimp. Seiryu, one of the most popular Iwagumi stones, is not inert and does just fine for many people including myself.


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Yes, having inert rocks is not a necessity, but it's one more variable that the OP wouldn't have to worry about.
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Yes, having inert rocks is not a necessity, but it's one more variable that the OP wouldn't have to worry about.
Why worry about it unless you are keeping sensitive shrimp? I certainly do not.


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