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Old 04-01-2013, 08:42 AM   #1
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7.5 Mr Aqua Rimless (Several Pics)


My first crack at an Iwagumi layout. Dry Start initiated on Friday March 29th. Will be using pressurized CO2 for the first time on this one so any advice is appreciated on my Hydrofarm regulator and how to get it steady at 10 psi. Right now I'm at 50psi. When I turn the flat screw on the regulator to lower the pressure, its starts making a rattling noise.

After cover it with plastic, I pump a little CO2 into the tank.

I started the layout by adding some small black volcanic rock to build a slope. I added a strip of corrugated plastic to support the slope as well.



Next I added to ADA New Amazonia





I ended up going with this:



Hemianthus Cuba, Amazon Micro Sword and Dwarf Saggitaria for now





Fertilizers:

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Old 04-05-2013, 12:30 AM   #3
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Growth update:



6 days and not much has happened yet. Nothing has melted at least
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Fun! I like cubes. You should maybe try removing a few stones, IMHO it looks a bit "cluttered", or like too filled.

No melting is a good start.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:18 AM   #5
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It started to smell musty so I gave it a small opening at the top for a small amount of ventilation. Should I have seen more growth in this first week or is it looking ok?
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In my experience, rooting will usually happen before you start to see much growth above the substrate. I like it!
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In my experience, rooting will usually happen before you start to see much growth above the substrate. I like it!
Thank you for the reply. I have noticed a tiny bit of melting but nothing too bad. I hope it doesn't do anything sudden because I'm not sure how I will react. I want to wait a while to fill it up

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It's looking great!
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This will be a sweet tank pretty soon
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great start. be mindful not to make the soil wet as you run into the problem with mold and fungus.
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You don't need to pump any CO2 in the tank after you cover the top with plastic...the atmosphere has a ton of CO2 already for the plants to use. Your temp in the tank (mid-70's) is fine and you are seeing good humidity in it. Like city said above me, don't add puddles worth of water; just keep the substrate moist. I kept a good log of my DSM with HC and glosso that I just finished in my Mini-M if you want to compare progress.
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You don't need to pump any CO2 in the tank after you cover the top with plastic...the atmosphere has a ton of CO2 already for the plants to use. Your temp in the tank (mid-70's) is fine and you are seeing good humidity in it. Like city said above me, don't add puddles worth of water; just keep the substrate moist. I kept a good log of my DSM with HC and glosso that I just finished in my Mini-M if you want to compare progress.
Thank you Peter,

Your journal was one that I used for inspiration In fact, I have a piece of wood soaking in a bucket I want to add but the damn thing wont sink and I cant use it in a dry start or it will just dry out again

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There are a couple spots of spider web fungus. I'm letting it air out in hopes it will go away





This is an area where I'm getting spider web fungus:



This little piece of HC on the rock fell off when I was planting. If you look closely you can see its growing a root down the side of the rock.




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I ordered some Brasil moss Vesicularia sp. last week should be here soon. I will lay it on the big rock on a ceramic plate

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I love the look of these things. They seem to make things much easier when trimming.



They cost around $60-70 if I did the conversion right. Sheesh, this hobby aint cheap


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