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+2.5ft Iwagumi Shallow Tank

As promised, my latest planted tank. Most of the items are recycled from previous setup. I didn't really source for any new stuff besides the tank and light.



Tank Specs:
Dimension: 77cm (L) x 35cm (W) x 30cm (H).
Light: 24w T5HO x 4, currently turn on ~5hours daily.
Substrate: ADA Amazonia I + ADA Powersand Special + Small lava rocks + BorneoWild substrate additives (BorneoWild Balance, Boost P, Bacter Crystal and Bacter Energy - 1 bottle for each).
Hardscape: Lava rock.
Filtration: Eheim Ecco Pro 2036 connected to Cal Aqua Lab nano glass lilypipe (in+out).
Co2: Approx 1bps via glass ceramic diffuser.
Additives/Supplement: 1/3 push of Brighty K daily and sprinkle small amount of BorneoWild Bacter Crystal after each water change.
Flora: Glosso
Fauna: None atm but will keep high grade CRS in future.
Maintenance: 70% WC every day.

Note - Soil is recycled from previous 5ft setup. Lava rock is reused from previous 1ft setup.

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man...you have a lot of talent! and patience to plant that glosso like that

in 2 months time thats gonna be an amazing tank (just like the 5ft counterpart)

it is IMPOSSIBLE to find 1 person who regrets going pressurized

if you do it right, you can spend a lot of money in this hobby...of course, if you do it wrong - you'll spend A LOT more
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That is awesome, is that an Ada tank

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currently looking for a co2 system,i have plants,shrimp and live food cultures to trade
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man...you have a lot of talent! and patience to plant that glosso like that

in 2 months time thats gonna be an amazing tank (just like the 5ft counterpart)
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More pictures during the setup . . .



BorneoWild complete substrate system (similar to ADA subs system)



Dump in used soil/powersand/lava rock from 5ft tank. Hardscape (big lava rock) is recycled from previous 1ft tank.



Perform WIWO before planting.

I will post up picture of how Glosso is planted in this tank. Basically Glosso is carefully selected and separated into one "node". It is a back breaking work but worth every effort.

. . . more coming up

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james7139 - this is not an ADA tank. It is a custom tank with extremely neat silicone work. I am quite impressed actually

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wow, that is nice! looking forward to seeing it fill in!
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What is WIWO?
For some reason I think of water in water out, but I have never heard WIWO before.
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Zareth - you are right. WIWO stands for "Water in, Water out"

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More pictures as promised . . .


Glosso is separated into each "node" and planted one by one. Best if you got assistant otherwise be prepared to get backache after planting.


Result after don't-know-how-long of planting


Slowly filling up with water.

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OO I'd like to see this as a completed set-up.
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Clare12345 - Completed picture is on the first post. I will keep everyone updated on the progress of this tank.



Growth after Day 2
Note - apologize for the mis-focus picture but I hope you guys can see the new shoots.



Growth after Day 7. More new shoots emerging from the soil

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It is greener now . . .

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Those rocks look great! I'm excited to see the finished product!


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