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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-21-2008, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Turtle's 2.5g Iwagumi want to be

Here is my 2.5g dorm room tank... Day 2





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Zoo Med 501 pointing up... need to stuff some filter floss inside to reduce flow
Menards 27watt floor lamp
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Flourish Twice a week
DIY co2 2x 2L

Plants: HC
Inhabitants: Nothing yet may through some RCS if I get an algae break

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That's a lot of CO2 for a 2.5 gallon tank. Not sure what that'll do to oxygen levels if you do decide to add shrimp.

Overall, looks like a good little setup.
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depends on how much sugar and yeast is added, but yeah 1l should be enough.

i think the tank would look nicer with a few more rocks (of the same kind), iwagumi is usually done in groups of 3.

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Yeh im going back to 1 2l after I have the tank fully planted. I want to jump start the HC so im going heavy on co2, flourish, and lights.

I only had on rock I liked and I am going to college in the UP so I have to wait to the spring to go back to lake superior to find some more I like to finish the hardscape.
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I like the reflection of the rubbermaid and milk carton

The rest of the tank looks very nice as well, but I agree with the comment about a more complete hardscape. Any plans for plants other than HC?
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Yeah, same again if you want a singular rock it wants being more towards the center but NOT central.
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Inhabitants: Nothing yet may through some RCS if I get an algae break

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I think your tank looks nice, however rcs will do nothing as far as algea control.


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bsmith782 is right. shrimp eat next to nothing, algae grows fast. most algae eaters can only help prevent and slow algal blooms (shrimps are not even good at this unless in huge numbers), but become ineffective once the algae takes hold.

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I plan on two smaller rocks on the right with some blyxa japcona behind them with some dwarf hairgrass as a background for the remaining center and left side possible some in front of the rock on the left... not sure yet.

I have some green algae forming on the glass in the corners but nothing im worried about. Thanks for the replies! Ill keep this updated.

EDIT forgot to mention some of my HC already has signs of growth in the form of itty bitty leaves
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Yeah.. RCS don't do that much in the algae department.

I have 40+ RCS in a low light 10 gallon tank. Algae growth is slow, but still growing. I feed very sparingly too.

As for your tank, honestly, IMO it doesn't really look iwagumi yet. But that's just my opinion, it's very subjective.

Here is a good EXTERNAL link for some discussion on iwagumi: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...t-iwagumi.html

Try googling iwagumi, or searching "iwagumi" here to more ideas.


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