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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Okay I wanted to start an actual natural scape with rocks so here are my questions:

What are the appropriat stones/rocks needed for an Iwagumi?

Can these stones/rocks be covered with moss or Anubias?

Is there a certain arrangement the stones/rocks should be in?

I want to create a Hill/Slope affect similar to bErNaX's Iwagumi except only three stones/rocks. How do I maintain the Hill?

Would this scape be successful in Hiding a filter intake?


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I did I couldnt find anything useful. At least not what I wanted to know. I seen many types of stones/rocks but couldnt figure out if there was a certain kind to use and ones not to use. And alot of the setups I seen, the rocks are covered with anything so I didnt know if that was part of the design. On the filter thing thats probably obvious but still want to make sure.


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You got 916 posts, cool

Dude, I found some CRAZY links to MINI-terrarium and Nano Paludarium--- I will link you when I get home
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You got 916 posts, cool

Dude, I found some CRAZY links to MINI-terrarium and Nano Paludarium--- I will link you when I get home
918 actually. Thanks I want to set up a Paludarium, a 5g terranium, a Wabi Kusa, and this lol.


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What are the appropriat stones/rocks needed for an Iwagumi?
No. Some are more commonly used than others, but there aren't any rules of the school governing what kind of stone to use

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Can these stones/rocks be covered with moss or Anubias?
No. This would not be iwagumi.

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Is there a certain arrangement the stones/rocks should be in?
Here's a good definition of sanzon-iwagumi:
http://www.aisf.or.jp/~jaanus/deta/s/sanzoniwagumi.htm

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I want to create a Hill/Slope affect similar to...How do I maintain the Hill?
Careful rock placement and planting. Other than that, the root systems of your plants should help hold it in place

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Would this scape be successful in Hiding a filter intake?
Doesn't look like it to me....

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Woah, seriously dude. Even if I give you the benefit of the doubt and say you signed up on December 1, that averages out to 7 posts/day. EVERY DAY!!! Get off the intertubes and fert your tanks or something.

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http://zeeb.hp.infoseek.co.jp/AQUA/IWAGUMI/kumu.htm

http://www.aguajournal.jp/aqua/Program/mpx/mpx1.html

http://www.aguajournal.jp/aqua/Program/afcon/afcon1.htm


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918 actually. Thanks I want to set up a Paludarium, a 5g terranium, a Wabi Kusa, and this lol.
Dude, you have too many projects!
Seriously, a 5g terrarium is useless for all but some insects. and a pauladarium is basically the same thing.

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I did I couldnt find anything useful. At least not what I wanted to know. I seen many types of stones/rocks but couldnt figure out if there was a certain kind to use and ones not to use. And alot of the setups I seen, the rocks are covered with anything so I didnt know if that was part of the design. On the filter thing thats probably obvious but still want to make sure.

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Woah, seriously dude. Even if I give you the benefit of the doubt and say you signed up on December 1, that averages out to 7 posts/day. EVERY DAY!!! Get off the intertubes and fert your tanks or something.
I get on mad post swings sometimes. teens have nothing to do nowadays.lol, unless they have a car!

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Woah, seriously dude. Even if I give you the benefit of the doubt and say you signed up on December 1, that averages out to 7 posts/day. EVERY DAY!!! Get off the intertubes and fert your tanks or something.
Thats what I get for being homeschooled. I fert my tanks in the mornigs. Water changes(days I dont fert) in the after noons, and feedings at night. Also researching new ways to get more tanks.

Dufus- I know but I need lots to do or else I have nothing to do. Also I think I typed it wrong when I googled it, all I got was japanee pages and this site and APC.


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James, get your license and bring me some plants!

dufus!! Don't be dissin the Paludarium, man!! Deng!
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Hey James,

I found this link infinitely helful. IMO once you get a good understanding of what they are trying to convey here youll be able to go out and create a satisfying 'scape with any kind of rocks, wood, or plants you can imagine.
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James, get your license and bring me some plants!

dufus!! Don't be dissin the Paludarium, man!! Deng!
Once I get my license I still wont have a car . But I can always ride the bus with the Mole people . Paludariums are awesome!


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I found this link infinitely helful. IMO once you get a good understanding of what they are trying to convey here youll be able to go out and create a satisfying 'scape with any kind of rocks, wood, or plants you can imagine.
I had read that but nothing looks right when I tru and I have tried a small Iwagumi with Lava Rock, just messing around but I was wondering if there was a right way to do it. Googled IwagAmi(not Iwagumi ) and found lots of Japanese sites.


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yea, most of the stuff is japanese because<doh> iwagumi is japanese!
I was actually sayin the 5g would be useless. way too small!

James, lava rock is not a good aquascape rock.
(i keep telling myself that, but yet i still try!<stop it devin!> i have to stop talking to myself!)

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