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Old 07-26-2012, 02:36 AM   #1
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My first iwagumi in a 60X30X36


Hi everyone,

i'm new to this forum, and my past tanks have been disasters after each due to insufficient planning and the want to rush and get the tank started and running.

This time i shall get some feedback and advice and i have just started to do up my first proper tank.

Below is a picture of my current hardscape, any advice will be greatly appreciated!

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Old 07-26-2012, 04:52 AM   #2
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Looking good
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:16 AM   #3
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I really like it! Maybe it's just me, but I would like to see the center stone tilted slightly more to the right. Thoughts?
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:18 AM   #4
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i agree that the center stone should be either tilted more to the right or moved a little farther right!
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:43 AM   #5
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nice start. I'd focus the grouping into two distinct focal points. If you can, try and get a bigger main stone. Place the biggest one first, and the smaller ones around it, keeping it tight and with a clear purpose.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:24 AM   #6
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I really like it! Maybe it's just me, but I would like to see the center stone tilted slightly more to the right. Thoughts?
Hey yes certainly, I will try it out later tonight after work and take another picture to see how it goes. Thanks!
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:33 AM   #7
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nice start. I'd focus the grouping into two distinct focal points. If you can, try and get a bigger main stone. Place the biggest one first, and the smaller ones around it, keeping it tight and with a clear purpose.
A bigger main stone to get just one focal point? Do correct me if I imply wrongly. It's quite difficult to get decent looking stones here in Singapore, and it comes at quite a price at times, considering that it's only rocks..
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:53 AM   #8
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Nice! what substrate and rocks are you using? Might want to list all the flora you wanted for this tank
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:33 AM   #9
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Another scape. please advise.. now adjusted it such that it has a focal point..

@sayurasem: i'm using ADA Substrate, as for rocks, i'm not sure what kind of rocks it is. just some random rocks that i thought would look decent in a tank..
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Excellent man! Looking great
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:06 PM   #11
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I like the look, but the rocks are too small for the tank. Your main rock should be the size of your second rock and so on. Do you have access to a bigger rock? What plants are you thinking about? Most plants will cover and hide all that beautiful hardscape. Try to imagine what it would look like fully grown in. Don't mean to be a downer, but I've been there before.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:19 PM   #12
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I like the look, but the rocks are too small for the tank. Your main rock should be the size of your second rock and so on. Do you have access to a bigger rock? What plants are you thinking about? Most plants will cover and hide all that beautiful hardscape. Try to imagine what it would look like fully grown in. Don't mean to be a downer, but I've been there before.
Hi antbug, thanks for the comments! It is not easy to get rocks here in Singapore. Or rather, i do not have the patience to go round searching the local fish shops in Singapore for larger rocks.
Main rock should be the size of the second rock? Currently the second rock is smaller as compared to the "main" rock.
"Main" rock, as it is actually put together by 3 different rocks to seem as one.
I'm thinking of putting Hairgrass at the back, with Elatine Trianda and HC in the front and mid grounds.
Currently the rocks are resting quite a fair bit into the substrate. will you recommend it to be protruding out of the surface a little more so that it will look as it is when the carpet is fully grown?

Thanks in advance!

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Thanks Williak!
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:20 PM   #13
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This should be one of my final scapes, plan to start planting during the weekend..
Thanks for all the encouragement and advice so far!

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Old 07-27-2012, 07:43 PM   #14
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i like it now.

what did you put on the back glass to give it that filmy bluish look?
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