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10 gallon iwagumi (2 month update jan 22)

i had the tank setup last friday on the 16 but didnt take pictures til 2 days later.
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tank spec: 10 gallon
24" coralife 65 watts 6700k
diy co2 with lime wood diffuser
flora base subtract
black lava rock from lfs
aquaclear 20 hob filter
plants - HC and hairgrass

so far the water has been crystal clear since day one.

will try to keep this post updated.

this is what i did with the left over hairgrass

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Both setups look nice! I can't wait to see it grow in.


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I agree, both are beautiful!
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thank you!
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been about a week now since the tank have been set up. the weather was starting to get cold so i added a heater. im dosing flourish 2x a week because the hc was starting to turn white. the hc is growing and ill give it about another month for the hc to fill. still no algae!







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IMHO, I think you might need more light to get that HC to grow horizontally...


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IMHO, I think you might need more light to get that HC to grow horizontally...
i have 6.5 wpg, isn't that enough? i think it looks like this because that is how i planted them, not all the way in. i believe i got plenty of light because i see them spreading near the subtract.
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i have 6.5 wpg, isn't that enough? i think it looks like this because that is how i planted them, not all the way in. i believe i got plenty of light because i see them spreading near the subtract.
oh well then you should be set. Yes, I think you have to plant individually...and I know its a PITA but it really pays off over time. I'd just leave them as they are now and wait for it to spread and then transplant them...


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week 2

growth seems to be good. what do yall think?

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you're on a roll now...keep up the good work...I'd get some shrimp if you want the HC to stay algae free...looks like your off to a great start!


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nice job keeping the algae at bay with that small of a bio-load!
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week 3 december 9

slowly growing! added some red cherry i got on the forum. thats about it.










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i like the black rocks. it's great that you use the wood airstone as your cheap glass diffuser alternative, but isn't it better if you place it horizontally?


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one month!!

i think from now on the HC is really going to take off!







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growth looks GREAT, and once again, I don't know how you're managing to avoid all algae with such a low bio-load. One thing I just noticed, and it's not a big deal, is that you should have slanted the substrate a little bit more from front to back to give it more perspective. But other than that, it looks great!
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