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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-09-2011, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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My first Iwagumi ADA 60P --Input appecated!!

Hello everyone! Well after alot of hard work, overtime, skimping and saving My wife has allowed me to start the setup that I've been wanting to do for a Long...LONG...time!

Tank- ADA clarity 60P
Stand- ADA stand replica "Crafted by me" with adjustable feet to level
Lighting- AH Supply 36 watt X 2 (6700k) in "Crafted by me" canopy
Substrate- ADA Aquasoil normal "No powersand/ect. stuff"-via Tom Barr
Iwagumi Stone- Seiryu Stone 25lbs. --thanks to Aquaforest Aquariums
Water Pipes- ADA P2 and V3 Lilly Pipes with ADA hose
Filter- Eheim 2215
Heater- 200 watt Hydor inline
Co2 injection- 5lb. pressurized with Ph controler/ADA ball glass diffusor/ADA D checker
Flora- Hemianthus callitrichoides and "yet to be decided"
Fauna- Amano shrimp, Otto cats, and some tetra- prob. cardinal

Here it sits waiting for HC (will start emersed) to show up in a few days. The Problem i'm having is trying to decide on plant in background behind main stones and out to the sides of tank. I was thinking either --"Vallisneria nana" OR "Elocharis acicularis" OR "Eleocharis vivipara".
The distance from substrate to top of tank in back behind stones is 11 inches. The depth or Aquasoil is 3 inches in back and sloped to 1 inch in front.

I am pulling out what hair I have left after having 2 little kids deciding on this and am pleading to all the seasoned pros out there for some insight.

Thanks in advance for your wisdom





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That's amazing for a first attempt. I'd move the small rock in the back right to the foreground if possible, as it seems out of place, and it would probably eventually get lost in the HC.

You could also easily add a couple inches to the slope in the back, don't be afraid to pile it up there.

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Thanks for the advice

I guess my thinking on the placement of small stone was

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Suteishi (a sacrificial stone)
It is a small rock that does not stand out in the overall arrangement of Iwagumi, and it may even become hidden by aquatic plants occasionally. Its presence has a subtle, simple elegance.

--but I will mess with moving it around to see how it looks
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nice stuff. I like how fat the two rocks are. I agree with dollface. to me, the small rock seems a little too disconnected, but in the second photo, it has a unique visual effect creating a very distinct sense of depth. I look forward to where you go with this tank. looks like a lot of fun. best, el g

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That is a great scape but I would move it over to the right an inch or two. The main stone is almost directly in the center.


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agreed. moving the stones a bit to the right will give a better overall look IMO. Great rocks though =) i will look forward to the development of this tank


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Update today at lunch break

--Moved original small rock in right background to forground middle then I added another to right to flow with main stone.
I must say this is very relaxing playing with stone layout--A great escape from daily grind at the bodyshop painting cars for a living






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nice equipment! Looking forward to your progress.

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Agreed^!

After seeing this, I thinking of painting my room to match, too! j/k I do think it looks really nice and should show off you tank with a gallery-like flair. It's a great look for the ADA set-up.
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HC showed up today so got to work--

Dry start method underway



--And a little fun with leftover HC in a 6 gallon rimless
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Look really good! Lots oh HC haha it almost looks like a carpet already.
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looking good looking good nice 6 gallon too =)


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Update today at lunch break
--A great escape from daily grind at the bodyshop painting cars for a living
awesome and very true

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Looking great, tried to start emmersed but that lasted 5hours lol

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