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Forum: Tank Journals 05-27-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,689
Posted By Ranbaral
So here's the update. HC is here, light (sent me...

So here's the update. HC is here, light (sent me the wrong one! Solarmax T5 or something? 36'' 21w, but no mounting kit :icon_neut) is here. I added about 1 inch of Miracle Gro Organic Potting Soil...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-26-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,689
Posted By Ranbaral
So...HC in a low tech tank? The consensus seems...

So...HC in a low tech tank? The consensus seems mixed (HC is a high light plant, blah blah blah), however I've been doing some heavy nerd research. The following appears to work with the least amount...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-24-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 36,160
Posted By Ranbaral
Nice tank, I think one of the rocks on the right...

Nice tank, I think one of the rocks on the right would look good if lifted at an angle. What substrate are you using?
Forum: Tank Journals 05-24-2010, 02:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,248
Posted By Ranbaral
Hey, your HC looks great. Just wanted to know...

Hey, your HC looks great. Just wanted to know what your current regimine is, and if you have any advice for someone trying to do the same thing. From your posts, it seems you like you grew the HC...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-23-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By Ranbaral
Have you tried piling all three rocks together?...

Have you tried piling all three rocks together? It would establish a focal point, and you can incorporate the wood in there without it looking too busy.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-23-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,061
Posted By Ranbaral
Given the landscape, those look like...

Given the landscape, those look like godzilla-sized snails. Way cool if you could add some mini trees for them to crawl over.
Forum: Aquascaping 05-23-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,237
Posted By Ranbaral
The "1/3" rule that frogman describes would...

The "1/3" rule that frogman describes would improve your scape a lot. This is one of the fundamental rules of a lot of art forms, including painting and photography. Weighing anything towards the...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2010, 04:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,689
Posted By Ranbaral
Probably some moss/fissidens and/or HC.

Probably some moss/fissidens and/or HC.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,689
Posted By Ranbaral
I'm trying hard to remember my last Tetanus shot....

I'm trying hard to remember my last Tetanus shot. I might get another, just to be safe. I am insanely paranoid when it comes to things like this.

I did change the hardscape, this time so that the...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,271
Posted By Ranbaral
I think that "main rock", second to the right,...

I think that "main rock", second to the right, needs a "supporting rock" facing it. The rock right next to it on the far right might do well in this role
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,689
Posted By Ranbaral
Thanks, I actually wanted the single light strip....

Thanks, I actually wanted the single light strip. Double I did find a few of, no idea why single is so difficult. I did eventually find one, but it was more $ than I expected.



I'm pretty sure...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,116
Posted By Ranbaral
Wow, that looks REALLY good. The texture of the...

Wow, that looks REALLY good. The texture of the wood really matches the rocks.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-21-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,552
Posted By Ranbaral
I am trying to keep the mechanical stuff as low...

I am trying to keep the mechanical stuff as low tech/low energy as possible, mostly because less can go wrong (I hope!). I'm actually throwing around the idea of putting some HC in. I know the odds...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-20-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,552
Posted By Ranbaral
Here is my tank: ...

Here is my tank:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/tank-journals-photo-album/108537-ranbaral-12g-long-iwagumi-budget.html#post1070100

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/2813/img5983b.jpg

The...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-19-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,718
Posted By Ranbaral
At first I thought your rocks were too large, but...

At first I thought your rocks were too large, but wow, that dwarf grass really makes makes everything tie together nicely. Did you leave the styrofoam under the rocks?
Forum: Tank Journals 05-19-2010, 03:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,689
Posted By Ranbaral
It's definately faux, wish it was a real hunk of...

It's definately faux, wish it was a real hunk of tree. My goal in the future is to own/make one of those really cool drift wood tables, with the trunks going everywhere.

Anyhow, I did a final...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-18-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,061
Posted By Ranbaral
Love the heavy duty aquascaping being done, it...

Love the heavy duty aquascaping being done, it reminds me of dioramas in model making. Interested in seeing how it turns out.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-18-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,689
Posted By Ranbaral
Some great feedback. I made changes tonight, and...

Some great feedback. I made changes tonight, and I think this design looks the most natural and has the most depth out of all of them. It's more difficult than I thought to scape with huge rocks and...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-16-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,689
Posted By Ranbaral
Ranbaral: 12g long, Iwagumi on a budget

So I've jumped head first into this new hobby of mine with a 12 gallon long Mr. Aqua tank. Without going into my life story, I stumbled onto some fascinating Iwagumi tanks a few weeks ago. So...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-08-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,116
Posted By Ranbaral
Cool, seems like a few of us are starting this...

Cool, seems like a few of us are starting this tank at the same time. Looking forward to seeing the progress on these.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-08-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,116
Posted By Ranbaral
Might the 42 watt light be too strong in a tank...

Might the 42 watt light be too strong in a tank this small/shallow? I just ordered the same tank myself, and I've been trying to figure out what kind of light I can use.
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