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Old 04-30-2014, 10:22 PM   #1
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Kittah's Low-Tech Iwagumi 6g RCS Tank!


I've always loved the simplicity of iwagumi scapes, so about two months ago I threw this creation together. I just wanted a simple, easy tank so that I could watch my shrimp from my desk.



Current tank shot as of 6/12


Lighting:[/B] finnex fugeray-r clip on LED



Substrate: 20lb eco-complete



Filtration: 10g rated HOB filter



CO2: flourish excel every 1-2 days



Hardscape: zebra rocks



Ferts: flourish comprehensive weekly



Flora:

-dwarf baby tears(HC)

-rotala colorata

-hairgrass



Fauna:

-12 fire red/sakura red cherry shrimp

-otos coming soon!



Pictures of the progress;

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Old 04-30-2014, 10:49 PM   #2
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Have you ever used HC without pressurized co2 and been successful with it? I've never seen this happen.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:55 PM   #3
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Have you ever used HC without pressurized co2 and been successful with it? I've never seen this happen.
Never.

This is my first time growing HC, it seems to be doing great!
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:26 AM   #4
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I couldn't even get HC to stay rooted in Eco-complete, much less grow. Congrats on your success so far!
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I couldn't even get HC to stay rooted in Eco-complete, much less grow. Congrats on your success so far!
I've found planting with my fingers, then shoving the damn plant pretty much all the way in the substrate.. then pull it up just slightly so it can still get enough light!

Thank you, I am happy with the progress so far.. I am so impatient for it to completely carpet out!
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:59 PM   #6
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Default Kittah's Low-Tech Iwagumi 6g RCS Tank!

I wanted to post some better pictures today;

Also did a trim on the HG. I am going to wait another week to trim the rotala. Close up of growth and shrimp... And finally.. little shrimps !!!!


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Tank looks amazing
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:32 AM   #8
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Tank looks amazing
I appreciate the kind words!!
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:52 AM   #9
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What's the dimensions of your 6g? Or is this the standard 5.5

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Old 05-04-2014, 03:24 AM   #10
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What's the dimensions of your 6g? Or is this the standard 5.5

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This is the standard 5.5 gallon.
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I really like the zebra rock in this tank.

Looking good!
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I really like the zebra rock in this tank.

Looking good!
Thank you so much, it means a lot!
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:00 PM   #13
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Things have been filling in nicely, very happy with my low-tech HC carpet that has pretty much filled in(FINALLY)!!

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Awesome, another member trying HC without CO2 and having success. I really like this tank, especially for low tech.
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Cool tank. I love those rocks.
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