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120cm iwagumi/dutch

this is a 4X2X2 i setup at work. its fairly new, about a month old i still need to shape the stems.










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Good job on the scape
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Is that flame moss off center to the right?
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That is very well done and beautiful, will be a fantastic show piece when it fills in.


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thanks, the foreground was glosso but the rummynose ate it all. i'm going to replace it with elatine and need to trim the stems soon
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Interesting 'scape.

Usually people with the skill to do great Iwagumi tanks (like your 60cm tank) don't stray from that style very much. Great to see you experimenting.

Sort of seems like a cross between an Iwagumi and a dutch.

I assume that you wanted more room for the fish to swim freely at the front of the tank that and is the purpose for the rock/moss scape in the front 3/4 of the tank?
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Interesting 'scape.

Usually people with the skill to do great Iwagumi tanks (like your 60cm tank) don't stray from that style very much. Great to see you experimenting.

Sort of seems like a cross between an Iwagumi and a dutch.

I assume that you wanted more room for the fish to swim freely at the front of the tank that and is the purpose for the rock/moss scape in the front 3/4 of the tank?
the real reason i did the sand path. was because ive never done one before and it lets me use more moss than i would normaly use in a rockscape. i needed to make it "dutchier" than i normally do because the rocks i had were too small and i needed some height. also since this is in an aquarium shop the boss wanted as many plant species on display as possible. its still got a long way to go, i'll start shaping the stems next week
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It looks extremely well done and very healthy, the first thing that caugh my eye was how thick and bushy some of the plant were, good color and no algae, nice job.

Plus I love Rummy's and you need a bigger school!!!


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This tank looks fantastic! Which aquarium shop is it in?

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This tank looks fantastic! Which aquarium shop is it in?
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i did a quick trim of the stems today, sorry about the iphone pic (i have the oldest iphone). forgot to close the cabinet too....

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awesome! Did you do any other of the tanks in the shop? If so, can we get some pics? Your iwagumi a while back was pretty much the awesomest thing I've seen ever.

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stems are getting out of control again!

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See if Dave Wilson or someone has some different stems that are bit more manageable and slower growing.




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