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Old 08-05-2007, 12:11 PM   #1
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another sunday, another busy setting up a tank

can i call this iwagumi?


with goldfish
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Old 08-05-2007, 02:11 PM   #2
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Wow that is pretty. What kind of substrate is that?
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Old 08-05-2007, 03:01 PM   #3
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I think you have too many goldfish for that 20G tank.. You should just have 1 or 2.
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Old 08-05-2007, 03:21 PM   #4
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Iwagumi is something specific, and only has 3 stones. But it looks pretty!
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Old 08-19-2007, 05:31 AM   #5
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Iwagumi is something specific, and only has 3 stones. But it looks pretty!
Iwagumi with three stones is Sanzon-Iwagumi.

Iwagumi can, and often does, has more than three rocks.
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:44 PM   #6
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I hope your gold fish will not up root those plants you have.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:16 PM   #7
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i'm sure your goldfish are happy, but be sure to do frequent water changes. they foul up the water like no other.
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:55 AM   #8
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nice tank and nice goldfish's... congratulations!
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:11 AM   #9
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thanks everyone for the comments. that substrate is just an ordinary black sand 1-2 mm. i know i have too many but i have these goldfish for more than one year with fancy pebbles and plastic plants. i changed the water 50% weekly but i'm thinking to do it more frequently.

this morning i wake up and find some hygrophila corimbosa leaves are floating, i guess they nibble it last night. no uprooted plants yet, keep my fingers crossed

for the foreground i'm planning to use some cryptocorine parvula or sagitaria subulata, but i'm a little worry because the front tank is their feeding ground for 1 year. it's my habbit to feed them at the front with sinking pellets so i can watch them eat, they tend to screw with the sand searching for food, suck it with their mouth then blow it away.
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What is your lighting setup?
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Old 08-11-2007, 06:18 AM   #11
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is that air bubbles coming down from your ohf? won't it be harmful to you plants? do you have a c02 system running? i don't see it.. can you take pic of your system? im planning to set-up my own 20gal planted soon.thanks! your goldfish looks great! i used to have 8 med size goldies inside my 20, now they're in my 40.
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McgJosh
i'm using 2 x 15 watts CF.

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yes it is bubbles caused by falling water from my filter. i'm not sure i understand what you mean by harmful? this is a non CO2 tank, but i have air pump with airstone at the other corner of my tank. without CO2 that's why i used easy plants only there. about photos, i'm sorry because the camera isn't available right now but i can tell you my simple system... top hanging filter, 30 watts CF lighting, air pump... that't is...

the tank is running for a week right now, slow growth on plants. tried some stem plants (bacopa caroliana, hygrophila polysperma) but the goldfish uproots them immediately or during the night so i gave up

tried to put some pellia tied on wood and the goldfish made a mess from it, releasing all the pellia but didn't eat them life it's hard....
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:27 AM   #13
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bought a treasure, i really like the colour and shape of this thing. sorry for the crappy pics, cellphone camera


here's how it looks inside my goldfish tank.


after rearanging rocks, add some blyxa, and a tiger lotus from a friend.


what do you guys think? I know the rocks and wood colour don't match, but this is the best i can do for now. also i'm currently looking something for the foreground plants, probably some cryptocorine parva. enjoy.
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:34 AM   #14
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I think it looks way better then many goldfish aquariums I have seen. I also really like all your driftwood pieces. As a word of caution I would keep the plants as far back as possible to give your goldies as much swimming room as you can.

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Old 08-19-2007, 04:57 AM   #15
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rodney, thanks. they have about half of the tank width as swimming room. i installed a DIY CO2 and a reactor last night, i hope the plants will be a lot more healthy after this. it's about 15 hours since i planted the blyxa and my goldfish haven't touch them yet. keep my fingers crossed.
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