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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-30-2014, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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BdP's Mini M Iwagumi

Picked up this Mini M new from a member on this forum. It came with an Aquasky but I wanted to do a traditional ADA Mini M with the Solar Mini. So found one of those on this forum as well.

Took about 7 months playing with the stone layout until I had one I really felt strongly for. If you can take your time on this step, I think it will be the most rewarding thing you do. However I could have done it in less time but this was a back burner project.

Tank Breakdown: ADA Mini M, ADA Solar Mini Light (cfl), Eheim Ecco 2232, Hydor Inline Heater 200wt, ADA Pollen Glass Mini, DoAqua! Poppy inflow/outflow, ADA Powersand, ADA AS Reg & Powder, Grey Yin Stone (seryiou).




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Dry Start with UG


Flooded after six weeks


Two weeks in


Four weeks in


Six weeks in


8 weeks in (3/21/14)
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Have to say, Tom better watch out This tank looks amazing, my friend. Thanks for sharing!!


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Lol, Thanks James
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Beautiful layout and good choice of plants. You can tell the stones were very well thought out.

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I agree ua hua. Stones have great position and the plants look great!

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Beautiful tank!


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Very nice! That last pic is nature aquarium good.

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Honestly one of the best stone arrangements I've ever seen.
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Thanks man. As you know I loaned it out for display for the MAX show, hasn't quite recovered from the outing as of yet. Lost a bit of UG in the middle slope and does not want to fill in the bald spot. Just needs time.
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Perfect choices on the plants - esp the UG. well done.
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Damn 7 mos! I thought taking a day or 2 was a long time ... You take the cake buddy. Look incredible. Great photography work. That poppy glass outflow, is that 13mm?


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Beautiful scape!

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