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!shadow! 02-16-2010 11:56 PM

My first*technically 2nd) iwagumi (10g) (new pics 10/4) (56k)
 
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so i went to the local fish store (aquatek) and i got so inspired from some of takashi amano's work that i planned to build an iwagumi of my own. l picked up a 10g aquarium(l plan on taking off the top rim but still not sure about the bottom(i'd like to get feedback if you've done it before). 2 bags of ada amazonia ll soil and some rocks(l tried to keep the same type to make it even with the look and not sure of the name as they weren't labeled when i bought em) as far as lightning goes i plan on using this...

lights:
http://www.bigalsonline.com/StoreCat...ype=0&offset=0

and i'm going to replace the bulb with this:
http://www.adgshop.com/8000K_PC_bulb_p/108-060.htm
^better wpg 36> 28 hehe i plan on using dwarf hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis) as my carpet. l took some photos just to give you guys some visual.

aquaticmaniac 02-17-2010 12:19 AM

Looks like it's going to be nice :) I like the texture on the stones.

!shadow! 02-17-2010 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by aquaticmaniac (Post 1002496)
Looks like it's going to be nice :) I like the texture on the stones.


yea that's the only reason i got it and it was pretty pointy to give it some height im just taking off the top rim of the 10g right now and boy it's such a pain with all the silicone

VadimShevchuk 02-17-2010 12:28 AM

nice! I am also setting up a 10 gallon planted. Semi iwagumi

Nue 02-17-2010 12:54 AM

Fantastic, Please keep the pics coming!

nerdyjon 02-17-2010 01:08 AM

I say take off bottom and top. Unless your stand covers the bottom.

!shadow! 02-17-2010 01:12 AM

lol well i just broke the first 1' of the aquarium on the top part of the rim i guess i better go to walmart and pick me up another one tommorow but hey i learned my lesson BE PATIENT and don't rush which is what happened when i got 1 side loose i tried to make the whole rim come off simultaniously : / grr well im at a standstill...

redman88 02-17-2010 01:49 AM

some one said they had great luck using a wood plane to cut the top part of the rim off for ease of removal

Darkblade48 02-17-2010 01:53 AM

Ouch! Be careful that you don't cut yourself.

In the future, keep switching to a new razor blade and be very patient!

nerdyjon 02-17-2010 02:03 AM

What do you mean a wood plane?

nerdyjon 02-17-2010 02:05 AM

Just kidding Googled it.

What's the biggest aquarium that you can go rimless from a standard tank?

40 gallon breeder maybe?

!shadow! 02-17-2010 02:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nerdyjon (Post 1002592)
Just kidding Googled it.

What's the biggest aquarium that you can go rimless from a standard tank?

40 gallon breeder maybe?


from what i've heard 40g is tops but remember it's 40g not 10 and no i was carefull not to cut myself and thanks for caring but tommorow i try it again with much more patience. l really want to get the bottom trim off too but not sure if it's worth it time-wise and for support. any suggestion?

nerdyjon 02-17-2010 02:35 AM

The only problem with taking off the trim is that I have heard the glass are different sizes, but let me know how it goes!

!shadow! 02-17-2010 03:06 AM

ok iwagumi #2 i just came back from walmart and got me another one :) time to go at it again.

Dr. Acula 02-17-2010 03:10 AM

Good luck!


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