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Old 02-05-2014, 02:52 AM   #1
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Dipping my toe in freshwater...fell in. (60P)


Equipment--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Started on 4/21/14

Tank: ADA 60P

Filtration: Eheim 250 Classic Canister Filter

Lighting: Current USA Sat+ (2)

Hardscape: Seiryu Stones and IM Nuvo Twisted Rosewood

Substrate: Amazonia Soil (Normal & Mini)

Heater: ZooMed Undertank Heater

Controller: Cobalt NeoTherm Stat Controller

CO2 System: Miluwaukee Regulator with 5lb Cylinder and DoAqua Glassware

Other Glassware: DoAqua Violet 13mm Return and Intake

Additives: Power Sand M, Flourish Tablets


Plants

Pogostemon Helferi
Cryptocoryne Parva
Anubias Frazeri
Rotala Rotundifolia
Hemianthus callitrichoides
Staurogyne repens


Fish

Crossocheilus siamensis
3x Otocinclus Sp.

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Old 03-02-2014, 03:08 AM   #2
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Ordered the tank, rock, and substrate. It will come next Thursday.

As far as lighting, I'm debating between a two bulb T5 fixture and two 24" Satellite +'s.

After that I need to get a Co2 system, filter, and some pipes.
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Old 03-02-2014, 03:30 AM   #3
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I couldn't help but read everything you said in Morgan Freeman's voice.

Sounds like a great start, looking forward to the updates. Do you mind if I ask what C02 system you are getting and how much does it cost? (I want to get a C02 system, but I don't have a lot of money)
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:06 AM   #4
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I couldn't help but read everything you said in Morgan Freeman's voice.

Sounds like a great start, looking forward to the updates. Do you mind if I ask what C02 system you are getting and how much does it cost? (I want to get a C02 system, but I don't have a lot of money)


I'm undecided as far as a CO2 system goes, but you'll be the first to know once I get one.

My supplies came and I set up shop on the ping pong table.

I have a long way to wait for the rest of the supplies (light, filter, and CO2 system) but the good thing is that I have plenty of stones and wood to play around with.

I'll post my various dry hard scapes daily and you guys will tell me when to stop.

This is my first time working in an ADA style and with their products, so bear with me, there will be plenty more to come. Not to mention I have some Amazonia powder that I'm waiting to add once I pick my final scape.

Also getting a white background.



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Old 03-07-2014, 01:32 AM   #5
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What is the height of this tank ?
Stones are three five or etc not two four six as it some how always looks "staged" or just like someone placed it like that.
Where as with odd numbers it's impossible to get two "sets of" arranged in seperate corners.
Of course it's your tank so...
But this I read straight out of Amano's words on a tutorial about symetry of placing stones in a scape.
Thought you'd like to know.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:03 AM   #6
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What is the height of this tank ?
Stones are three five or etc not two four six as it some how always looks "staged" or just like someone placed it like that.
Where as with odd numbers it's impossible to get two "sets of" arranged in seperate corners.
Of course it's your tank so...
But this I read straight out of Amano's words on a tutorial about symetry of placing stones in a scape.
Thought you'd like to know.
I know that, but appreciate the advice.

The idea of an odd number of rocks is because people tend to gravitate towards symmetry (that's right, it's spelled with two m's) and pairs, which are unnatural.

This is especially critical in an iwagumi.

However, I was simply looking at the rocks I had and comparing sizes, etc.
I was skeptical to even post anything until finished b/c of stuff like this. I'm just showing, for those interested, that I didn't fall off the face of the earth and where I'm at in the tank build.

The tank is a 60-P, probably the most common FW tank out there, I won't even bother...
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:13 AM   #7
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Please keep the pictures coming, I enjoy looking at them all....and your most definitely off to a great start
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Please keep the pictures coming, I enjoy looking at them all....and your most definitely off to a great start
Thank you!

Here are some plants that I'm looking at using (nothing concrete, just ideas and favs)...


Bacopa Monnieri
Crypt Parva & Micro Swords
Anubias sp.
Rotala sp.
Glosso E.
Staurogyne sp.
Hemianthus micranthemoides

I can say that I will most likely not do a strict iwagumi simply because I love too many plants! The idea of creating a scape that open and (most commonly) Glosso dominated seems to confining at the moment.

I have some great driftwood pieces that might need to be incorporated!

The main difficulty in doing rock and wood is evaluating the dry scape, before everything has been planted. That's why I will continue looking at various ADG comp. tanks and general forum favs.

Thanks
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Thank you!

Here are some plants that I'm looking at using (nothing concrete, just ideas and favs)...


Bacopa Monnieri
Crypt Parva & Micro Swords
Anubias sp.
Rotala sp.
Glosso E.
Staurogyne sp.
Hemianthus micranthemoides


Thanks
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Your welcome...I like the flora plan thus far....I been wanting some glosso, its really a nice foreground plant...one day I will come across some....
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:44 PM   #10
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Keeping my promise...


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Old 03-12-2014, 01:27 PM   #11
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Playing around with some driftwood...


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Old 03-12-2014, 01:49 PM   #12
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Playing around with some driftwood...
This one looks cool. I've seen a few arrangements I've liked so far that it's way too hard for me to decide on one. I can't wait to see which one you select.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:03 PM   #13
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Some people might think the very first one was too cluttered, but to me, it has the most balance and natural feel to it.

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I like the first driftwood picture with roots going down. maybe add something else to balance the other side of the tank, though negative space has its own impact.
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:50 PM   #15
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Thanks guys! It's a hard choice for me!

Only Driftwood vs. Only Stone vs. A Combo



Quick question too, for the Current USA Sat+, should I order the 18-24" or the 24-30"?
I feel like I have seen the larger one fit on the 60-P.

I'm getting two of them.
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