Nano iwagumi - "Empire of Stone" - The Planted Tank Forum
 30Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-08-2018, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
Herbsman
 
shaman.'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Europe, Croatia
Posts: 357
Nano iwagumi - "Empire of Stone"

Specs:

Dimensions: 36x22x26cm (ADA Mini M tank)
Lighting: ADA Aquasky Moon 361 (connected on LED controler)
Filtration: Oase FiltroSmart Thermo 100 (Reduced flow to about 250l/h)
CO2: 2kg cylinder, Neo Diffuser, 1 bps
Other gadgets: aFAN Pro cooling fan, Twinstar M3
Substrate: ADA Aquasoil Amazonia Light, quartz sand
Hardscape: Ancient Stones
Fertilization: PPS-Pro method, Easy carbo
Plants: Fissidens sp. 'Dwarf', Bucephalandra sp. 'Mini Catherinae', Eleocharis acicularis, Eleocharis parvula, Riccardia graeffei, Fissidens sp. 'Philippines', Helanthium tenellum 'Green'

New scape in ADA Mini M tank. In this scape I will try to not cover the stones too much with the moss, to highlight the beauty of the stone.

Hardscape:



The whole structure is in one piece, everything is bonded with epoxy putty (and to the egg crate) :







This epoxy is great for this purpose as it gets hardened whitin a few minutes. It is two component glue and it has to be knead before application:



Next step is moss aplication, dry start for about 2-3 weeks.


Planting:


Riccardia was applied to the rocks (yogurt method):



After 2 weeks of dry start other plants are planted. Eleocharis accicularis at the back:



Helanthium tenellum 'Green' in the middle (just behind the rocks):



After planting the tank was flooded. Riccardia seems to have attached well during the dry start:



I have installed small pump just to have some water movement for distribution of CO2 and still not too much flow that can blow out Riccardia. I will keep it for a week or so and then Filter will be turned on. I am going to use Oase FiltroSmart thermo 100 which has declarated max. flow of 600 l/h. Kinda overkill for this size tank but I will use throttle valve so it should work well.

Day 1:



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by shaman.; 06-11-2018 at 09:20 PM. Reason: specs
shaman. is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-08-2018, 06:48 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 317
Beautiful. Amazing job arranging those wonderful stones.

[
billb is offline  
post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-08-2018, 07:35 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
Grobbins48's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 1,275
Stunning! This will be fun to watch fill in!



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Grobbins48 is offline  
 
post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-08-2018, 07:51 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 31
that's gorgeous. Nice work
Outofwater is offline  
post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-09-2018, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
Herbsman
 
shaman.'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Europe, Croatia
Posts: 357
Thanks guys!

A small addition of color and texture - Bucephalandra sp. 'Mini Catherinae' :



3 days after the flood I measured the ammonia - It is about 1,5ppm. I changed 50% water and planning to do this schedule for the next 3-4 weeks:



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
shaman. is offline  
post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-09-2018, 09:56 PM
Planted Member
 
jmontee's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 259
Quote:
Originally Posted by shaman. View Post
Thanks guys!

A small addition of color and texture - Bucephalandra sp. 'Mini Catherinae'
The rocks and set up are amazing and I love the Mini Catherinae, I have a bunch in my 5g. If you want to a little more color and texture I would also suggest the "Belindae." If you keep cutting the rhizome you can really get a nice grassy cover feel to it. I am keeping it only slightly larger than my Mini Catherinae and it has really nice red stalks.
ScrubbyDick and ScrubbyDick like this.

Last edited by jmontee; 07-01-2019 at 01:52 PM.
jmontee is offline  
post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-10-2018, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
Herbsman
 
shaman.'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Europe, Croatia
Posts: 357
Nice buce, there are a lot of 'Belindae' varieties. I like the most Belindae, P. Boyce, 2011 variety.
In this scape I am going to use only 1 type of Buce - want to keep it as simple as possible.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
shaman. is offline  
post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-11-2018, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
Herbsman
 
shaman.'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Europe, Croatia
Posts: 357
All equipment installed:



Specs added to the first post!



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
shaman. is offline  
post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-15-2018, 06:06 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Couesfanatic's Avatar
 
PTrader: (41/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: AZ
Posts: 2,248
You nailed the scape on this tank, looks great.
Couesfanatic is offline  
post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-15-2018, 03:58 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 990
very enjoyable.

what is the afan?

is the twinstar m3 worth it?
IntotheWRX is offline  
post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-18-2018, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
Herbsman
 
shaman.'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Europe, Croatia
Posts: 357
Quote:
Originally Posted by IntotheWRX View Post
very enjoyable.

what is the afan?

is the twinstar m3 worth it?

aFan is cooling fan. Twinstar I won as a prize on aquascaping contest. I like it, it really helps in preventing algae, but I would buy Chihiros doctor as it is cheaper and doing the same thing.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
shaman. is offline  
post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-18-2018, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
Herbsman
 
shaman.'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Europe, Croatia
Posts: 357
Day 12:



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
shaman. is offline  
post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-18-2018, 06:51 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: bay area, CA
Posts: 23
Very nice hardscape. Are you leaning toward shrimp or fish once the tank is cycled?

I myself am also redoing my ADA Mini M. Look forward to seeing how this fills in
mittttal is offline  
post #14 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-18-2018, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
Herbsman
 
shaman.'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Europe, Croatia
Posts: 357
Thanks! Most likely I will go with CRS only - have to see if this stones will rise KH.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
shaman. is offline  
post #15 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-29-2018, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
Herbsman
 
shaman.'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Europe, Croatia
Posts: 357
Day 24:



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
shaman. is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome