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Old 08-07-2015, 05:54 AM   #1
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13.5 Gallon Iwagumi "Pride", Soon to be Shrimp Tank


Hey all. After my first tank, the Learning Experience, taught me much about aquascaping and growing plants, I decided to setup a new, rimless, nano iwagumi. I'm calling the scape "Pride", credits go to my girlfriend for the name. I tried to do create a scape that emphasizes the size of the main stone, allowing the eye to center onto it and appreciate the lush green carpet that surrounds it. I'll be using a high tech setup with CO2 and high light.

All photos will probably be taken with my iPhone 4S

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13.5 Gallon
20" x 13" x 12"

Lighting
4x 24" T5HO, using Aquaticlife Fixture

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HC
Ammania sp. Bonsai

Fauna
CRS

8/26/15


Doing a dry start to ensure root growth before flooding. Also allows me to setup my hardware in the places i want them.

Critique of the hardscape is greatly appreciated! Changes can always be made

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Old 08-07-2015, 03:02 PM   #2
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I dig the scape. Looks good. What are the plants directly below the cliff part of the main rock?


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Thanks! I'll try to take better pictures soon.

The plant is Ammania sp. Bonsai. or true Rotala Indica.
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This is probably the final rock placement I've come to be happy with. I decided to just fill it and learn what happens when you plant HC like this. Currently my CO2 is running at 2 bps, haven't been able to measure CO2 accurately atm.

Here's how it looks as of today:

Contrast is kinda crazy. It's not like that in person.

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