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enyong112 08-04-2012 12:53 AM

First Planted Tank: Iwagumi
Day one: last week 07/26/2012

Tank: Fluval Flora Kit
Filtration: Fluval Nano (kit) (carbon pack will arrive soon)
Lights: (2) 13W Fluval Compact 1 from kit
Substrate: Fluval 8.8 lbs
C02: Fluval C02 system (kit)
Layout Materials: 4 lbs of ADG Ryuo Stones
Flora: Dwarf Hairgrass

Maintenance: 50% water change everyday using RODI water
PH Drop Checker arriving this weekend

Day 7 (08/03/2012)[/url]

Can't wait till the grass carpets...
Planning to add RCS, Amanos, and an Oto in the middle of August...

alkatraz 08-04-2012 02:34 AM

Looks great! My tank is almost identical lol.. Subscribed to this thread

izabella87 08-04-2012 03:21 AM

its pretty!

GMYukonon24s 08-04-2012 02:46 PM

Nice and clean

enyong112 08-05-2012 05:38 AM

Thanks guys... I see more runners today... I hope this will carpet soon...

enyong112 08-09-2012 05:50 PM

Day 14

More runners... Added one oto since algae is starting to cover things... He's doing a good job so far...

Runners Pic

Francis Xavier 08-14-2012 05:05 AM

This is an excellent layout so far, especially for a first shot! Make sure to keep everyone posted!

flowerfishs 08-14-2012 07:16 AM

great looking health plant.

Dany08fa 08-14-2012 09:06 AM

This tank is gonna look great when its carpeted!

enyong112 08-17-2012 06:27 PM

Thanks guys... That means a lot to me...

WallaceGrover 08-17-2012 06:33 PM

Woo, that's a nice scape...

enyong112 08-17-2012 06:37 PM

Day 21 (week 3)

Algae on the rocks diminished, introduced some Red Fire and Neon Yellow shrimps, they're doing a good job...
I'm a bit worried about the my Oto, it has redness around its mouth. Did some research, it seems I'm not the only one having this problem... Hope he'll be ok... Still doing 20% water changes every 2 days...
Checked water today: All parameters are good except ph, it's a bit low, will reduce CO2 injection.
There's a bit of cloudiness, don't know why, maybe its the shrimp food dissolving, my feeding dish will be arriving soon. Hopefully it will help...

Shrimps seem happy...

Runners Pic...
So far so good... You can see the little improvement from previous week.. Little is a whole lot better than none

Termato 08-17-2012 06:48 PM

Wow that is awesome to see your Dwarf Hair Grass growing that well. I just got some new ones in today and I'm really hoping I have similar results. I still have to wait another few days until I get my lights though.

Those runners are really growing in!

Lovely tank and nice job!

garloki72 08-17-2012 07:05 PM

It seems like your doing a great job! And ditto on the quote "little is a whole lot better than none"! Hope your oto gets better!

SaltyNC 08-17-2012 10:03 PM

It looks really good. I think you're very close to where it will explode in growth as all those new shoots reach the surface. Have you considered trimming back what you have now to push the plant to make new growth? It's hard to do, but does seem to speed things along.

Will you keep it shrimp and otos or be adding any additional fish?

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