Iwagumi scope advice - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 07-24-2011, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
Justin><(((>'s Avatar
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Birmingham,uk
Posts: 11
Talking Iwagumi scope advice

Hi all,
I知 new to this forum so just wanted to introduce myself, My names Justin and I知 fairly new to keeping fish (about a year now) but getting more and more in to it. I have recently decided to try my hand at an Iwagumi style scope, I just love the simple but beautiful look. I have done a lot of research about this style of scope and I have decided on my rocks, substrate and plants but just need a bit of advice on some of my equipment.

So firstly I値l list my equipment,

Fluval Roma 200 Aquarium - 100 x 40 x 55 cm (volume 200L)

Fluval GLO lighting unit,
One Power-Glo Fluorescent Aquarium Tube 30W 91.44cm (36in) T8
One Aqua-Glo Fluorescent Aquarium Tube 30W 91.44cm (36in) T8

Eheim Pro II 2028 External filter.

Pressurized co2 system.
DIY Diffuser reactor.

Hydor inline Heater stat 300 W

Ok so my first worry is about the built in lighting system, I知 not sure if it is powerful enough, Also the tank it's self most of the scopes I see are ADA tanks (which is an option of upgrade) the width of my tank is kind of small, and I知 not sure if it will work to well with a Iwagumi scope.

Here's the list of stuff I will be purchasing for the scope-

FULL ADA Substrate System including:
Penac P
Penac W
Tourmaline BC
Clear Super
Bactor 100
ADA Power Sand Special
ADA Aqua soil Amazonia
ADA Aqua soil Amazonia Powder

Dragon stone rock (20kg)

Aquafleur Acorus Gramineus Pusilles (Dwarf)

I have no idea what ferts to use, I was thinking to just go with ADA ferts, but I知 not sure, so any advice on that would be great.

Like I said before my main worry is about the lighting system, not sure if it will be good enough for the plants I知 planning on using.

Any help or advice would be really appreciated.

Justin ><((((>
Justin><(((> is offline  


Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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