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Rasta's 40lt Iwagumi (Dry start)

Hello,my name is Kostas and i am from Greece.
This is my aquarium,a 40lt iwagumi.

Tank: 40lt (40x35x30) DIY

Light: 40w economy bulb 6500K

Substract: seachem flourite 7kilos

Hardscape: Woodstones

Flora: Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba''
Staurogyne repens
Eleocharis parvula

I will add also Pogostemon Helferi and Micranthemum micranthemoides.











After 1 month of dry start





white flower of Staurogyne repens


Sorry for the bad pics!Hope you like it!
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Looks great so far. Really like the natural look of the woodstones

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Looking good man. Be careful of that extra pooling water in the front of the tank during DSM, it can lead to algae/mold issues.
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Looking good man. Be careful of that extra pooling water in the front of the tank during DSM, it can lead to algae/mold issues.
I can attest to this as well
I was using dry start with an 8 gallon nano and dwarf hair grass
several of the bunches got white fungus on them and died
now that ive removed the standing water there doesnt seem to be any more
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Looks really nice so far!


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Thank you all for your kind words and your tips!
I will remove the extra water from there.This area is the lower level of the substruct thats why i have the extra water there.Since now i dont have any problem with algae or fungus but i will follow your tips!
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yeah, i didnt think i had a problem either
fresh water, freshly cleaned tank, new substrate and new plants
3 weeks later my grass was covered in fuzzy white stuff
just keep an eye out, you never know when fungus will strike! lol
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yeah, i didnt think i had a problem either
fresh water, freshly cleaned tank, new substrate and new plants
3 weeks later my grass was covered in fuzzy white stuff
just keep an eye out, you never know when fungus will strike! lol
Yes ,you are right,you never know!
Thanks again for the tip
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Update!

The aquarium is filled up,4 months ago and it looks like this now.
I added one more light bulb of 14w and 4500K.
For co2,i use diy with a diy diffuser.
I add 2ml of Flourish excel every day and 0.5ml of Easy-life Profito.

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looking good. loving the downoi

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