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Old 08-26-2013, 08:48 AM   #1
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"Iwagumi" 60P


started 11 Sep 12
tank: ADA 60P
filtration: Eheim 2213, DoAqua glass violet pipes
lighting: Finnex Ray 2 (currently); Eheim PowerLED (2) lamps (originally)
CO2: 20oz paintball cylinder, Aquatic Life regulator, DoAqua Music Counter & Mini Music glass diffuser
hardscape: (3) black river stones
flora: H. callitrichoides- carpet, H glomeratus stone- accent, E tenellus-backround
fauna: (6) Paracheirodon axelrodi (6) Inpaichtys kerri, colony Apistogramma caucatoides, "wild" Neocardina heteropoda

Tank was started as an attempt at "Iwagumi" and to grow an HC carpet. The carpet is good but the Iwagumi needs tweaking. The "pygmy" chain sword didn't develop as planned but the baby tears can be trained to accent the rockwork in the future.
-Video will be posted on YouTube
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:51 AM   #2
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Whoa that's beautiful. Wish I had ur skills
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:05 AM   #3
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Nice!!! I was wondering when you were going to post this tank. I saw the video on your youtube. Hemianthus Glomeratus is a good plant to learn how to trim. It grows fast and is very bushy. How long have you had your HC carpet? I'm trying to figure out how long a carpet can last.


With your skills, you should change your name to plantmaster! haha.
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Thanks Charr. The HC took a long time to come in. Had to change my lighting source and positions of the violet pipes and CO2 diffuser for the carpet to fill in. The baby tears grows quickly and I'm slowly going to have it replace the "pygmy" chain sword backround. I'm having fun with it.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:09 PM   #5
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Nice!!! I was wondering when you were going to post this tank. I saw the video on your youtube. Hemianthus Glomeratus is a good plant to learn how to trim. It grows fast and is very bushy. How long have you had your HC carpet? I'm trying to figure out how long a carpet can last.


With your skills, you should change your name to plantmaster! haha.
Thanks Kai. The HC carpet really didn't kick off until the change from the PowerLEDs to the Ray 2. The carpet should last indefinitely as long as the carpet is trimmed when needed and tanklife doesn't burrow down into the root system. With the amount of time I put into my tanks, the plants are mastering me! haha. I have five tanks spread throughout my apartment, the scapes and the way I've tried to get them there, are all different, but very satisfying to relax with when I come home from work.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:14 PM   #6
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Wow, that looks really cool. I saw your post in the 60P thread. Really enjoying this scape.
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Exactly, WOW on the success of growing the HC. Loving the scape but not digging the blue background.
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Beautiful tank I love the unique design
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I really like it, something different. HC is crazy thick!
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Wow, that looks really cool. I saw your post in the 60P thread. Really enjoying this scape.
Thanks. Finally someone put together a 60P thread. Volume wise, this is my biggest tank. Your 60 is coming along, nice to watch other tanks evolve. Good Luck.
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Exactly, WOW on the success of growing the HC. Loving the scape but not digging the blue background.
Thanks. The scape will continue to change. The blue background is on all my tanks. I chose it because it looks like what you would see if you were diving on a clear day.
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Beautiful tank I love the unique design
Thanks Greenz. Still need to work on exposing more of the hidden rockwork though.

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I really like it, something different. HC is crazy thick!
Thanks xmas. The HC carpet is doing well, hope I can keep up with it. Your Dutch 60 is looking good.
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aloha!

very cool. and I actually like the blue background! where are the river stones? If I were a fish, I would enjoy swimming around in there. very pretty and lush.
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very cool. and I actually like the blue background! where are the river stones? If I were a fish, I would enjoy swimming around in there. very pretty and lush.
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The (3) black river stones are there, just hidden by the baby tears and HC. I guess I enjoy shaping the bushy baby tears too much. Probably after I get some of the glomeratus established behind the rock work to replace the "not so pygmy" chain sword, will I reduce the height of the mid ground growth. We'll see how it evolves. Thanks again.


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Developed a problem with my HC carpet. The Apisto colony started digging at the base of some of the river stones and tunnel under the HC carpet. That caused the foreground cover to lift and separate in three places. Decided to cut away the separating sections and replant HC plugs to restart those sections.

I also removed more not so pygmy chain swords and replanted with more baby tears. Eventually the H. glomeratus will fill in the entire area behind the stones with 2-3 E. tenellus just in front of the glomeratus to provide a contrast.



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