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Old 04-18-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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GLA Rimless 36-L 6g Iwagumi


Figured I should start a thread on here on my rimless 6g build, I have a thread on another forum that has it from the beginning, I wish I could link it but I can't. I will pretty much start this in a nut case. From first decided scape to what it is currently, it is currently using DSM (dry start method) and has been for about 4 weeks now. It has a Finnex Ray II light and will have a Fluval 106. I have all of the galssware (NAG-Aqua "Music Note" diffuser, Cal Aqua Labs 13mm glass lily pipes, and Cal Aqua Labs nano drop checker) already in the tank. I will be using a 2-way manifold splitter to split the CO2 tank with my 60g and this tank once I flood it. I have ADA AquaSoil Amazonia Poweder Type as my substrate, and a white sand "riverbed" through the center. I am using some Yamaya stone and Manten stone I got from ADG and AFA, says they are ADA stones...flora is just HC and DHG Belem - I got both plants from TPT member nilocg - awesome plants man! Once I flood the tank I will stock it with some Painted Fire Red shrimp from the colony I am starting - also got these shrimps from seller rostick555 - great shrimp! I have the 106 currently on my shrimp tank, getting it cycled before I flood the tank. I plan to flood it on the 8 week mark, and at the rate the plants are growing that should work out very well. Will dose PPS-Pro ferts as I am with all my planted tanks, and thats about it I think! So, starting now I will start updating this thread too, so I hope you all enjoy

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Very first scape ideas...







I thought I had finally decided on this one below, until my dog ate and hid the DW from me So I ordered the Yamaya and Manten stone and made this scape!



So I ordered the Yamaya and Manten stone and made this scape! (below)



I got the plants, and planted it. Here is Day 1



And now to day 33. (took this pic on day 29 but not much has changed)



I like where it is going. I do have an issue though, I have been seeing these little tiny crawly bugs in there and some gnats, but I am concerned mostly about the little bugs...here is a pic of them. they are the tiny white dots - a fraction of the size of a single HC leaf so they are tiny!! I circled them



Does anyone know what these are and if they are a harm to my tank, and how I can get rid of them? Thanks guys! Dan
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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I like where your tank is going! The progress may not be as quick as you'd like, but hey progress is progress.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:28 PM   #3
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Thanks! And yeah it is going a lot faster than i thought on the contrary! Lol. People told me the DHG Belem would grow "painfully slow", but for a slow grower it is growing faster than the HC lol!
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:35 PM   #4
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nice tank, can't wait to see the shrimp swimming around in there
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:39 AM   #5
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Nice start!
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:52 AM   #6
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Those little bugs'll go away when you fill. I think you've gotten a wonderful tank!
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:05 AM   #7
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Looks good so far, I hope you have a giant CO2 tank to handle that HC carpet you got going there. Good luck with the fill!
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:21 AM   #8
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Thanks guys! I have a 5lb on my 60g right now that hasn't run out since I started running it in October '12 at about 3bps (should need to refill it soon though haha) and I heard you are really supposed to blast the CO2 in a tank prior to flooding after DSM since the plants will not be used to such the lack of CO2 like they had while growing emersed, so I will need a good amount of CO2 to keep both tanks going!! I may just end up doing a paintball system alone instead of splitting my 5lb tank with the 60g and this tank. Not sure.
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Thanks guys! I have a 5lb on my 60g right now that hasn't run out since I started running it in October '12 at about 3bps (should need to refill it soon though haha) and I heard you are really supposed to blast the CO2 in a tank prior to flooding after DSM since the plants will not be used to such the lack of CO2 like they had while growing emersed, so I will need a good amount of CO2 to keep both tanks going!! I may just end up doing a paintball system alone instead of splitting my 5lb tank with the 60g and this tank. Not sure.
If you do a paintball setup check on the Aquatek mini controller; it is designed for paintball tanks and works very well. Costs about 150$
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If you do a paintball setup check on the Aquatek mini controller; it is designed for paintball tanks and works very well. Costs about 150$
Yeah I have an AquaTek Premium reg on my 5lb, would get a Mini reg - I find them for $79.99 though...hm. Thanks for the suggestion though! Now almost all the right side of HC is carpeted, still waiting on the left side!
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