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post #1 of 95 (permalink) Old 03-12-2009, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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Rimless 7.2g. Double Attack. Almost ADA free.

Hey guys just got a new starphire front panel rimless 14x12x10, so i err , need hardscape suggestions .
GOT IT TODAY SOOOO EXCITED

Light - Undetermined
Filter - Undetermined
Plants - HC , E tenellus, e. parvula.
Fish - Undetermined
Substrate- ADA AMAZONIA ( THANKS TO HOMER_SIMPSON ! )

Will be an emersed set up for the first 4-6 MONTHS, been planning this forever, anyways here's pics:

I also have these two rocks to work with on the side, any suggestions?

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Alright here's an update, after playing around here are a few scapes :




Settled for this :



Comments, suggestions, welcome.
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any reason why you didnt go ADA? youre off to a good start, but i would have used larger rocks for that real iwagumi effect.
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ADA /=/ Canada. That's why plus over priced.
I got this tank with nice depth, i love the dimensions for only $40 CAD.

And for rocks well when i was at BigAls , i just picked some random rocks up and went with it .

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i thought you would save some major mulah over ADA esp in canada

with that depth i think you should go for a driftwood with accent stone layout type deal, where the driftwood explodes out of a forest of stems. i think thatd look awesome iwagumis are more for longer slimmer tanks.
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Yeah, Kayen, your tank is doomed to failure because you don't have that ADA sticker on the front. Shame on you! I'm so disappointed.

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its spiraling into oblivion as we speak
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Something's wrong! I can't find the picture of the bag of aquasoil. Did you forget to post it?

Just kidding. Anyways, zebra rocks are really awesome. They're all over here at the LFS's, and I'm going to try some in my iwagamiscape (COMING SOON). I think you'll have great luck with it.

Oh, and nice tank! They make 12"/20" PC lights iirc, so you might want to look at the technicalities of one of those.

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for a light i would go with 12" catalina 2x18. i think they make those. and id filter it with an eheim 2213 or ecco 2234
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I'm planning to use an elite mini LOL. Since i already have it, and it doubles as my CO2 thinger as well as a filter.
As for fixtures, i don't think i can get catalina's over here in Canada too easily.
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Nice start. I like the look of those rocks and your positioning is great! Why don't you take a look at these guys for filtration and these guys for the portion of your filtration that'll be seen. I think that you'll have lots of luck with eheim, and those glass inflow/outflow pipes are pretty slick! Good luck and I'll be watching this thread to see how things come along.

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dude why are you in canada...
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Nice iwagumi. IMO the tall rock stands out a bit. Maybe placing the triangular rock on the right rear at the left base of the tall one will accentuate the peak and give a nice width to height proportion.

Nice HC.
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Source of HC:

Also i had a date error on there , it's supposed to be a 1 1/3 month difference not 2 month different.

I basically scooped out the ADA AS and teh HC from here and just dropped it into my tank.
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nice job on growing HC emersed. my add never let me keep anything the same for more than a week. and not being submerged made moving things around sooo much easier
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