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Ebi 03-23-2013 05:20 AM

First Iwagumi Scape - Ohko Monument - PIC HEAVY | Anubias 'White' added
 
So, my 'Ohko Village' decided to become an 'Ohko Jungle', where all my stem plants decided to grow out of the water, due to overdosing of R.O.I.D.S. :tongue: lol

Anyways...I've always wanted to try an Iwagumi Scape, so I figured it was time to nuke the stems and bring out the beauty of the Ohko Stone. :icon_smil

Heres the setup:

Tank: Do!aqua 45x24x30cm
Filter: ZooMed 501
Substrate: Amazonia Aqua Soil
Lighting: (72k)Archaea 27w CFL + 2x (65k)Fluval CFL 13w = Total 6.6 WPG 8 hours
CO2: Pressurized 2-3 BPS = Total 6 Hours
Ferts: NPK
twice a week water changes with 75% RO & 25% TAP

Current Plants:
Dwarf Hair Grass (DHG), Baby Tears (HC), Pogestemon Helferi "Downoi", & S. Repens 049

Current Inhabitants:
School of 9 Galaxy Danios, 7 Lamp Eye Killi's, (will be removed shortly) 10 Ember Tetras, 3 Ottocinclus, pair of Stiphodon Gobies, 1 Reticulated & 1 Borneo Hillstream Loach. Along with a small colony of PFR's, and a few Red Rili's (for my own personal viewing).

I'll do my best to update this weekly!

Didn't think arranging rocks would be so difficult..:icon_eek:
http://i.imgur.com/dd9EzhY.jpg


Always wanted to try an island, so this was my opportunity.
http://i.imgur.com/cwF18d5.jpg



Total of about 2 1/2 hours of planting...
http://i.imgur.com/9FY0wLI.jpg



messy messy messy...:p
http://i.imgur.com/cT0jSTR.jpg



Flooded - Day 1
http://i.imgur.com/kEm9FSy.jpg


Ohko Stones
http://i.imgur.com/6hi9QwF.jpg


Top Shot
http://i.imgur.com/mCu9b34.jpg



Time for some Hillstream Shots!


Reticulated
http://i.imgur.com/DSRzxHG.jpg

Borneo
http://i.imgur.com/ytvwwrM.jpg

THANKS FOR VIEWING! \m/ ^__^ :bounce:

-Mike

lotzodomo 03-23-2013 05:52 AM

Great tank :) I love the hillstream loach. I had one a few years ago, I could watch it for hours. They're so fun~

Scouty 03-23-2013 06:17 AM

Looks great!

chew 03-23-2013 06:52 AM

Nice to see a different iwagumi. You can only take so much sieryu stones

Charlygarcia808 03-23-2013 12:44 PM

I have heard of the sieryu stones changing water parameters, is that the case with the stones you have used here? It is nice to see something different, and those hillstream loaches are stunning!

GMYukonon24s 03-23-2013 07:09 PM

Beautiful setup and I love the loaches!

thelub 03-23-2013 08:40 PM

Love the rocks

Green_Flash 03-23-2013 10:06 PM

Looks very nice, cool fish selection.

Ebi 03-25-2013 12:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lotzodomo (Post 2915858)
Great tank :) I love the hillstream loach. I had one a few years ago, I could watch it for hours. They're so fun~

I love them all! haha. if i ever run into a new hillstream, that i dont own, its going in the tank! lol
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scouty (Post 2916002)
Looks great!

thanks!
Quote:

Originally Posted by chew (Post 2916098)
Nice to see a different iwagumi. You can only take so much sieryu stones

thanks! im new to scaping, so this is my second scape .
Quote:

Originally Posted by Charlygarcia808 (Post 2916786)
I have heard of the sieryu stones changing water parameters, is that the case with the stones you have used here? It is nice to see something different, and those hillstream loaches are stunning!

hmmm... im not to exactly sure if i notice anything? thanks! glad it stands out a little. and yes i love my hillstreams! :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s (Post 2919450)
Beautiful setup and I love the loaches!

im glad everyones enjoying them!
Quote:

Originally Posted by thelub (Post 2919994)
Love the rocks

thanks!
Quote:

Originally Posted by Green_Flash (Post 2920418)
Looks very nice, cool fish selection.

thank you!!

Big O 03-25-2013 01:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s (Post 2919450)
Beautiful setup and I love the loaches!

+1 on that.
Those loaches are out of site!
About 20 years ago they were around all the time at my LFS, now nothing.
Are those the same as a stingray loach? I could be mistaken.
Either way beautiful fish!
Cheers,

big o

Fat Guy 03-25-2013 06:37 AM

why so much light over the tank and so many fish so early? it's a small setup. not trying to antagonize, but you need to hit the brakes and slow down. All of those fish in a tank that is not cycled; a tank freshly planted with a ton of light; all on your first day with it flooded- you are going to encounter many issues with your water, your flora, and your fauna. I think you need to reduce your light, ease up on the stocking and approach your try at iwagumi with more patience... then you will start to really enjoy its simplicity.

mistahoo 03-25-2013 07:16 AM

Looks great! I'm a fan of ohko stones. Instantly loved them once I saw some guy selling it over here. Those lampeyes are badarse too! I haven't been able to find any!

DefStatic 03-25-2013 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fat Guy (Post 2933490)
why so much light over the tank and so many fish so early? it's a small setup. not trying to antagonize, but you need to hit the brakes and slow down. All of those fish in a tank that is not cycled; a tank freshly planted with a ton of light; all on your first day with it flooded- you are going to encounter many issues with your water, your flora, and your fauna. I think you need to reduce your light, ease up on the stocking and approach your try at iwagumi with more patience... then you will start to really enjoy its simplicity.

I wasn't so much concerned with the amount of light as I was the amount of fish. How many gallon does that come out to?

Ebi 03-26-2013 04:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big O (Post 2930522)
+1 on that.
Those loaches are out of site!
About 20 years ago they were around all the time at my LFS, now nothing.
Are those the same as a stingray loach? I could be mistaken.
Either way beautiful fish!
Cheers,

big o

Im glad everyone loves my loaches! :bounce:
I work at a LFS, and I think a bunch of places stopped caring for the difficulty of netting them into a bag.. I've seen a few cases where people stress them out to the point of death.. :(
Hmmm... another common name I hear a lot for the Reticulated Hillstreams are "Butterfly" Loach.
Thnks


Quote:

Originally Posted by Fat Guy (Post 2933490)
why so much light over the tank and so many fish so early? it's a small setup. not trying to antagonize, but you need to hit the brakes and slow down. All of those fish in a tank that is not cycled; a tank freshly planted with a ton of light; all on your first day with it flooded- you are going to encounter many issues with your water, your flora, and your fauna. I think you need to reduce your light, ease up on the stocking and approach your try at iwagumi with more patience... then you will start to really enjoy its simplicity.

Thanks for the advice. :)
But from my past experience, with my previous scape (same light/soil/co2/fishes/stones/etc.), everything did really great.
My tanks 'aqua soil' has been done cycling and leaching out its ammonia.
I drained my tank down and netted all the same fish into a bucket with an airstone, while scaping/planting the tank. I had no other choice, but to add them back into the aquarium once I re-flooded it. They all are doing just fine and I feel like, they're enjoying the extra room.

I would have wanted to have the DHG & HC fill in on its own, but I already had enough trimmings, from the previous scape, to just fill it in.

Im excited to see how everything works out.
Keep in touch! :icon_mrgr

Quote:

Originally Posted by mistahoo (Post 2933666)
Looks great! I'm a fan of ohko stones. Instantly loved them once I saw some guy selling it over here. Those lampeyes are badarse too! I haven't been able to find any!

I know! I checked out the AFA store, but the GF limited me to the amount I could purchase :icon_cry: lol

Thanks! So much respect for them Lamp-Eyes! I encouraged my boss to get some, and I was able to pick some up at $1.99 each! :icon_mrgr



Quote:

Originally Posted by DefStatic (Post 2935106)
I wasn't so much concerned with the amount of light as I was the amount of fish. How many gallon does that come out to?

This tank is a 30L/8 Gallon Aquarium.

Ebi 03-31-2013 05:22 AM

Day 7 - update
 
So, Day 7.

nothing different has been going on.

did a water change, dosed NPK's. and plants love to pearl for me :)

some exciting things to look for is...

Im getting a glass orb from Han (h4n). :p

he had to ask what i was placing in there... and all i could think of was just a small Trithuria sp (Blood Vomit).. he over course suggested an even rarer plant..

Anubias Nana 'Snow White'.. so ended up supporting his plant room funds, and have this coming in with the orb on monday. ill post a picture when it arrives :)


anyways, for viewing sake, heres a lil pic i snapped before the timer went off.


http://i.imgur.com/tT1EOEA.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/1Sxu4J2.jpg


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