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2.5 Nano (update 8/2)

This is my first try at an iwagumi, the 2.5 gallon tank is actually going to be a temporary holding tank for submersed HC until I get a nicer tank(ADA), but I wanted it to look nice as well.

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After 3 chocolate milks and 2 hours, I still can't decide which rock placement I want. The pictures don't look as good as in person viewing but it doesn't really matter.

So Which Scape?

1

Or 2?

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My vote is for the 2nd one, looks more dimensional and alive - the 1st one is a little to "flat" for me. Great start!


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I vote for the second one, too - the way the two upper rocks work off each other is nice - very craggy, like a windswept mountain hill.
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Second one.

The first one will be grown over by your other plants
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My vote is for the 2nd one, looks more dimensional and alive - the 1st one is a little to "flat" for me. Great start!
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I vote for the second one, too - the way the two upper rocks work off each other is nice - very craggy, like a windswept mountain hill.
Yeah I like the two upper rocks but I may need to adjust the lower one...

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The first one will be grown over by your other plants
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How would you guys adjust the lower rock? It is currently somewhat buried and just laying on the gravel.

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My suggestions:

1. Derim the tank
2. Don't bother burying the rocks, just sit it on the AS. You'll want it as tall as you can or else the HC will completely cover it up when it fills in.


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No more emersed ug? That bottom rock has gotta be moved, just not sure where.
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My suggestions:

1. Derim the tank
2. Don't bother burying the rocks, just sit it on the AS. You'll want it as tall as you can or else the HC will completely cover it up when it fills in.
It's just a temporary tank so I'm going to leave it on, I like the glass cover it came with, good for emersed setups.

I will The top right rock is sitting on the soil, I'll try to move the top right higher, I will definitely move the bottom rock.

Thanks TLE! Your tanks are beautiful btw

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No more emersed ug? That bottom rock has gotta be moved, just not sure where.
I moved the emersed UG over to a little clear plastic critter carrier thing, I agree with you, I just have to mess around with it.

You need to update your tank!

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You need to update your tank!
Long story there. But I will update it soon.
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Your nano looks nice. Your HC is coming. More than enough to cover that entire tank...twice...

Bro...you should de-rim that sucker before you put water in it...
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My suggestions:

1. Derim the tank
2. Don't bother burying the rocks, just sit it on the AS. You'll want it as tall as you can or else the HC will completely cover it up when it fills in.
Agreed on the derim, I was about to say the same. With such a small tank it would not be a huge issues derimming it. Also you can probably clean up the silicone some too.

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Where did you get that light?
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Long story there. But I will update it soon.
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Your nano looks nice. Your HC is coming. More than enough to cover that entire tank...twice...

Bro...you should de-rim that sucker before you put water in it...
Thanks for hooking me up bro, I would de-rim but it's only temporary and if I did the glass top wouldn't fit on it anymore:/

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Agreed on the derim, I was about to say the same. With such a small tank it would not be a huge issues derimming it. Also you can probably clean up the silicone some too.
Thanks for the input demon look up there ^

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Where did you get that light?
I got it locally for a super good deal, aquasoil+5.5 gallon+archaea light= $3

You can get it from ADG? ADA? I know Aquatouch sells them. They go for 80 bucks though.

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