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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-28-2011, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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5.5 Iwagumi

I've always wanted an iwagumi but i probably wont stick to the plan when i think of something that might look better that the iwagumi plan i have set out. Im doing the dry start method since I was told that both Eleocharis Acicularis and Glossostigma Elatinoides do very well dry start So here is what im planning on doing. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

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Planned Flora:
Eleocharis Acicularis or Glossostigma Elatinoides
Micro Sword

Planned Fauna:
Rasbora Heteromorpha x6 or Neon Tetra x6 (Which would you choose?)
Otoclinus Affinis x3
Possibly RCS

Hardscaping with these (They arent good quality rocks at all but im on a very tight budget so i could pay ~$80 for rocks):






Starting of the substrate and MTS:




Mts (started yesterday):



Filtration:
Hagen Elite Mini

Sustrates(ordered from bottom layer to top layer):
Seachem Flourish
Mineralized Top Soil
CaribSea SuperNaturals (black sand)

Lighting:
Clip on hapmton desk lamp
26watt Cfl 6500k during DSM then cut back to a 23watt Cfl 6500k once filled.

Help is appreciated,
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looking forward to seeing where it goes. You could, but I don't think that you need to dry start your glosso. You could, but that plant under the right conditions will take off and spread submerged. best, el g

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My Mts is coming along nicely, i sifted it early on so it will dry faster. This is day 3 on the MTS.
I still need help deciding on fish for this tank to, help please.

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Well i had a major set back with only 1 day left until i start by dry start method, my dad was fertilizing the yard and let the fertilizer get into my drying MTS.
Now only 4 more days to go all over again YYAAYY *sarcasm*

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