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Old 04-23-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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my 1 meter - franketrank


100x45x45cm

2x TL5 dim (10k + p865 )
2x JBL e900
1x JBL e700
pH Controller
Atomizer co2 diffuser
2x 2KG Co2
Floramate licht dimmer

I literally had no inspiration at the start.


4 days later.


Couple of days after that.


Put some rocks in


Today.




I'll just keep posting updates here.
Please Critique.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:52 PM   #2
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Dig it. Why can't my tank look like that.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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New pics. Glosso growth stopped for a bit..











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Old 04-25-2013, 07:54 PM   #4
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Hello,

The rocks are a good addition to what you started with.
I would suggest you find a rock that is larger as the mother
rock. In a true iwagaumi, you have one larger stone with two
complimentary stones. I would replace the one in the center.
IMHO!
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for your reply!
I didn't really have a plan when i started all this.
After that i just wanted to let the Glosso and Rotala grow out, to get a lush nature look.
Then i added some stone, and now I think you are right.
Now it looks like a bit iwagumi-ish (is that a word? ).

I'll just let everything grow for now cause the tank is only 2 weeks old.
And in the meantime I'll try to get some bigger rocks.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:18 PM   #6
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i absolutely love. Its beautiful

well done
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:57 PM   #7
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I like it before but it looks better with the rocks.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:02 AM   #8
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Dig it. Why can't my tank look like that.
+1. That looks really good. I like it with and without the rocks.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:55 PM   #9
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Upped my light + co2 a bit.
Added some shrimpies.









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Old 04-29-2013, 08:14 PM   #10
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Beautiful tank!

May I ask, how did you keep most of the glosso from growing upwards?
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:20 PM   #11
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I was going to ask the same thing. I'm having the hardest time with that. My glosso grows like crazy, but it won't stay low like that.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:47 PM   #12
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Before any livestock got in i think i really pushed it.

10 hours of 100% t5 light.
45+ppm co2
30+ppm NO3
3+ppm PO4
20+ ppm K
etc

After like a week(?) i changed lighting schedule to this:

(sorry im dutch)

And almost halved ferts dosing. ( I dont want to kill the shrimp )
So i think its going to grow more vertical from now on.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:40 AM   #13
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You cannot kill those RCS with KNO3, no way. Well, if you added like 300-400 ppm ..........even then.........

The gloss will need to be trimmed down like a lawn soon. In about 2-4 weeks from now. Do not let things go too long before you trim! It will grow back easily after 1-2 weeks.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:25 AM   #14
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@shrimps
I know and im well aware of that.
But i've had a total wipe-out twice in my last setup knowing and doing the same thing.
There was no ammonia or nitrate in the tank.
I narrowed it down to nutrient overdose(CO2?,micro?) or Inpaichthys kerri eating them.

Is there a point keeping these ferts so high up after lowering light intensity?

@glosso
It already starts to shoot vertical in the very thickest part, i just keep trimming of the shoots and replant them.
I'll take your advice and trim it in 1/2 weeks.

Also got some minor melting going on but only the initial plantings though.
I hope/think its the emerse leaves dying off or maybe tweezer damage.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:45 PM   #15
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Not much happening. Made some quick pictures so might aswell post them here.
The glosso melt stopped.

Measured my KH for a change. Its 4.
My pH controller is on 6.4. Is this shrimp safe?





Still haven't tried a bigger 'center stone' though.
Thinking about adding Hydrocotyle Tripartita on the slopes, what do you think?
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