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Old 12-19-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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trying iwagumi 4gallon evolve


im trying to iguwami, looking for some inputs on the layout, so far i came up with below 2 (light is not balanced on the pictures, will try to do a better next time)
I will keep posting some later today

tank: 4g evolve
light: stock (says good for low light plants)
subs:eco complete
plants: s.repens carpet, hg & some vals on the side.

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:11 PM   #2
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i'd keep exploring more layouts.

your first one has a good focal point, but i feel like it is missing more rocks to support the layout.

the second one doesnt have any focal point and feels a bit chaotic to me.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:28 AM   #3
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I totally agree, here are few more tries
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out of all i think layout 3 looks ok. any suggestions / comments.
bte beedee, your 12G long looks awesome, I was looking at it before. where did you get the stones?
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:25 AM   #4
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i think layout 4 is getting closer to being a go-to hardscape, nice job!

thanks for the complements on my tank, i picked my stones from my LFS and a fellow SCAPE club member.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:27 AM   #5
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Yup 4 is on point, Id just lower the first Into the substrate a little. It is a bit too tall, or use a slightly smaller rock.

They're getting better tho! Don't stop yet.


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Old 12-20-2012, 06:08 PM   #6
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thx beedee, i found it difficult to get the stones, I got this one from TPT member, but took so long and no communication from seller.
i meant layout 4 as well and there is little something miss not sure what it is, I will try marks suggestion, when you say first stone , the one in the front next to the glass or the center stone which is "Oyaishi" the first stone in iwagumi layout? (tryng to show off some reading i did on iwagumi layout you know ). i will post some pics after i tinker with layout 4.

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Old 12-20-2012, 06:15 PM   #7
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How about this? Just a thought. The arrows mean direction. And a curve means turn or curve it in the direction of the curve

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back after holidays, hope everyone had a great time and waiting for the new years. I made some changes and filled the tank just to see how it looks. mark I tired to follow some of your arrows, not sure whether i got it right.
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WOW that is awesome. I like it a lot.


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The first may be a little better than the last.


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cool, thx. as far as the plant goes i was initially thinking s.repens and HG/vals for backgroud. now thinking just do DHG. I was reading somewhere else that they were able to grow it with the stock led that came with it.
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cool, thx. as far as the plant goes i was initially thinking s.repens and HG/vals for backgroud. now thinking just do DHG. I was reading somewhere else that they were able to grow it with the stock led that came with it.
I'm better at scapes than plants. I do think you could do both. They're often attempted without co2, but they succeed better with co2 and high light.

You'll want to try root tabs. Maybe osmocote capsules.

Worth a shot, but I like mosses and crypts in lower light tanks.


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i have eco complete for the substrate and have some osmocote tabs.
torn between going high tech (hc/glasso/co2) and low tech (no co2/ excel may be/moss carpet may be/vals/s.repens). minimum i will add some light. basil from other thread suggested
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