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ali0chka 05-02-2012 06:45 AM

The Gumi: A tank journal.
 
So I thought I would post what is shaping to become my first planted Iwagumi. Any comments/ideas would be greatly appreciated!

This is a Mini M sporting some beautiful Aqua Soil Malaya (yes, Malaya :)) Eheim 2213,200W Hydor inline, paintball CO2 and Cal Aqua lilly pipes, and a 27W 10,000k Archaea (thinking of swapping for a 6500k)

The gorgeous seiryu stone was purchased from cookymonster760...and I must say I was impressed on how good they actually looked. I've done many other planted tanks using your "run off mill" LFS stones...but I might never go back.

I'm thinking HC for foreground, some micro sword/blyxa/DHG in front of the main stone on the left, and behind the stone on the right. I don't know whether I should add a larger plant behind the main stone so any help on that would be great.

http://s1058.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMAG0146.jpg

http://s1058.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMAG0140.jpg

http://s1058.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMAG0132.jpg

PS - Sorry for the photo quality...I don't have my good camera on me

triscene 05-02-2012 10:00 AM

i have a feeling that this will be fantastic :)

shinycard255 05-02-2012 04:11 PM

Looks like a great start... my only question is what is the paper with the lines on it for?

vincenz 05-02-2012 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shinycard255 (Post 1844749)
Looks like a great start... my only question is what is the paper with the lines on it for?

The tank is also a drafting table!!

I'm really liking the substrate.

TexasCichlid 05-02-2012 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shinycard255 (Post 1844749)
Looks like a great start... my only question is what is the paper with the lines on it for?

Rule of thirds paper for designing the rockscape.

ali0chka 05-02-2012 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasCichlid (Post 1844840)
Rule of thirds paper for designing the rockscape.

That's right!! I also use it to plan where to place my plants :)

Also TexasCichlid, I saw your 60P...and it turns out we have pretty similar rock scapes :) How is that tank coming along?

TexasCichlid 05-02-2012 08:59 PM

I got the canister tubing plumbed up today, and am going to mount my CO2 tank to the wall this afternoon. Was going to fill it last weekend but I cut some of my tubing too short and had to wait for more. I will probably fill the tank Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. DSM has really filled out. Despite the CO2 I'm planning on it being a shrimp tank with some zebra otos.

ali0chka 05-02-2012 09:51 PM

Sounds awesome! Can't wait to see the updates.

shinycard255 05-03-2012 03:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasCichlid (Post 1844840)
Rule of thirds paper for designing the rockscape.

Never heard of this. Going to definitely look into this and find out more

andwutt 05-03-2012 10:02 PM

nice rocks! did you buy them or pick them up somewhere?

ali0chka 05-04-2012 02:17 AM

I picked them up from another user here on the forums. I think he might still have some.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sw...ryu-stone.html

GMYukonon24s 05-19-2012 01:29 AM

I also have to say nice rocks. Do you have any updates on this?

ali0chka 05-28-2012 01:55 AM

Coming soon! Planted HC emersed, now waiting on some rotala. once its full I'll add some blyxa too :) Pics coming soon

ali0chka 10-01-2012 02:13 AM

Been a long time since I have posted here. Tank is "ready"...it never ends does it. Added some blyxa, rotala and porto velho. Today I added fish, finally, 8 harlequin rasboras. Started with two amano's and two ottos about 3 months ago and managed to avoid any algal bloom. Battled some diatoms for about 3 months too, but they have since cleared!

Hope you enjoy!http://s1058.photobucket.com/albums/...psb3573e8b.jpg

Neatfish 10-01-2012 02:40 AM

It's looking nice.


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