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Old 07-07-2014, 09:22 AM   #1
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2.5g Iwagumi Bowl Layout Attempt


Hello everyone. This is my first Tank Journal! I am aiming for an iwagumi layout using glosso carpet and a dash of anubias on the rocks with a background of crypts. I will try to keep this journal updated every two weeks with pictures of progress.


Tank: 2.5g Bowl
Light: Deep Blue Solarflare Micro LED 6700k Light
Filter: none
Substrate: Flourite Dark, 7 kg / 15.4 lbs
Hardscape: Granite rocks from my local beach
CO2: daily 5 drops Seachem Flourish Excel
Fertilizer: daily 5 drops PPS-Pro micros/macros
Flora: Cryptocoryne undulata, Anubias barteri var. nana, Glossostigma elatinoides
Fauna: to be determined (Thinking of sticking with shrimp/snails)

7/6/2014 The Dry Start

This is my second attempt at the dry start method. I have tried this before with my 0.5g vases & bowl, but could not hold out for the four weeks and flooded them two weeks into it. This time I will patiently wait the four weeks, keeping the substrate saturated with water and mist the plants at least once a day.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:03 AM   #2
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It's very tempting to flood this.



Glossostigma elatinoides is carpeting nicely and the Anubias barteri var. nana have grown several new leaves.



In the background I have added Cryptocoryne wendtii. It was looking too sparse with the Cryptocoryne undulata alone.



In a months time I hope to see shrimp and snails grazing this lush greenery.
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Oh, I like this idea. Can't wait to see where it goes.
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beautiful..

Did you use all 15 pounds of the flourite? :-)

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beautiful..

Did you use all 15 pounds of the flourite? :-)

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Yes I tapered the flourite from 4"-5" in the back to 3" in the front. I tried to get as much planting surface area out of the bowl as I could.
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