Just getting back into the hobby after a 6 year hiatus. Bought a Spec V to ease myself back into things. Always wanted to do a nano tank and iwagumi so here goes!
Substrate: Eco Complete
Hardscape: 5 Seiryu stones
Fauna: 6 Boraras brigittae (Mosquito Rasbora), 2 amano shrimp
Flora: dwarf hairgrass, tall hairgrass?
Ferts: Daily 2 ml Flourish Excel, Kent Pro-Plant few times a week.
Here was my initial layout. Didn't really put much thought into it and just excitedly wanted to get plants and water in...
After about 2 days, realized that the hardscape was rushed. Pulled all the plants and redid the hardscape with a bit more precision and thought. First layout was flat, lacked depth and didn't really accentuate the stones.
Finally put the heater into the filter compartment and added a black background. Taken a couple days ago with a point and shoot, caught some good stills with the schooling mosquito rasbora.
Not sure how I feel about the shadow in the front now that I'm looking at it again pic after pic..
Also, the hairgrass is not really thriving to say the least. Some stems are turning brown, kinda withering in the current, but there are runners so that's reassuring. Was thinking about trimming them down a bit, hoping that will freshen things up and start some new growth? Co2 should be coming here in 2 days so I can't wait for things to finally be able to fill in and start to see some real growth.
Anyways, let me know what you you all think! It's been really fun to get back into the sway of things and re-learn everything. (LED lights were a shocker to me) what happened to CF's?! But yeah, great thread looking forward to seeing what we can all do with this little system.