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Old 09-01-2012, 07:54 AM   #1
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Default Iwagumi.. Day 1 after plantation..Update on 6thOct 2012

Hi All,

I just finished my iwagumi rescape.

You comments will be a great help.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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Grow, plants, grow!

Looks nice, will be interesting to see it grown in.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:27 PM   #3
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Oooooooo sweet !

More slope or rocks will be great in this aquarium ?
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:20 AM   #4
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I think some slope would be nice. Not sure if I like that big bushy plant on the right, but its about what you like so... I'll be quiet.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:38 AM   #5
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I think the plant on the right just needs something behind it thats a little taller.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:24 PM   #6
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Looks really great! I love the foreground plants! The rock looks a little off-balance -- maybe have a taller stone back behind the right-hand plants, or group the stones off to one side or the other, or center them for a strong focal point. I'm anal about stuff like that, though, so it could just be me. :-) Gorgeous job!
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:30 AM   #7
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I think you should offset the rocks to the front, instead of keeping them along in the back.

Consider getting a background of the same rocks or background plants (ludwigia glandulosa?)
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:42 AM   #8
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Nice plant placement! I think a taller, main rock would make a really solid focal point.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:04 AM   #9
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This should be real nice once everything starts growing. I think placing the rocks together as giant boulders would greatly increase your focal point. This has a potential to be a James Findley if you go with a higher slope. Then put some type of moss on the rocks for depth-scale. Overall..this will be awesome.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:20 AM   #10
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what are those foreground plants btw....I tried my iwagumi with HC only and my diatom algae outbreak melted it all
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:36 AM   #11
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Thank You for your comments people.

I know the rock placement is not very appropriate, but I could not get more rocks and this what I could do.

In the image its not very clear, so I will try get a closeup and post the pics.

The foreground plant used is staurogyne for low maintainence.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:22 PM   #12
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Here is an update on the plants.
Did not do many changes, just moved the snubias to the back.
Tried to play along with the rocks, but did not look right so left them as is.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:30 PM   #13
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Here is an Update with Black Background
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:37 PM   #14
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I liked the old background, but once the plants grow in the black background will be much better .
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:17 PM   #15
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Tank looks great, but I do agree with the height in the back needed comment. Maybe some hairgrass or stems? Btw, with the S. repens, exercising good maintenance principles by trimming it down when it gets taller will make it grow back in healthier and denser. You can see the effect of this in plantbrain's 180g thread.
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