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Old 09-22-2008, 03:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lands Of Sarawak is my new 65cm ADA tank for my new home
I wanted a iwagumi tank, simple, clean, without rules.......all easy. This is my small "making off"

The begining.........The tank very very clean



Penac W and Penac P



Bacter 100



Clear Super



Tourmaline BC



.....one bag of Power Sand S



Smoothed substrate (Amazonia II and Sarawak sand)........



Finished substrate!!!!



Some Ohko Stones.......simple, no rules



.....and some of moss



...then I planted with Eleocharis acicularis and Blyxa japonica, filled with water and I added a "concoction of bacteria boosting mix" (thank you for LC and guys of ADA Malaysia )



Cloudy water ........



.......but all is clean the next day !!!!



Time, time and more time.......21 days later









This is all...for today

Tank specs:

Tank: 65x35x40 cm (91 liters)
Light : DIY fixture with 4x24w T5 (Phillips Activive 8000ēK)
CO2: presurized with ADA Pollen Glass Large 20
Substrate: Penac W and P, Bacter 100, Clear Super, Tourmaline BC, Power Sand S, Amazonia II, Sand
Filter: Eheim 2324 (foam, Bio Rio, NA carbon)
Plants: Vesicularia sp, Eleocharis acicularis, Blyxa japonica
Fishes and invertebrates: Otocinclus affinis, Hyphessobrycon amandae, Neocaridina heteropoda red and yellow
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Hi Rub,

The layout is very nice but I think that you've used too many rocks with the same size.
Try to use more rocks (small) in front of those to give more detail and depth.
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I agree with Filipe. I'd also suggest spreading the larger rocks about, so that they are not all on the same line. Some in the back, some middle and like already suggested, smaller at the front.

At the moment it is very orderly - 3 straight horizontal lines. If you could "mix it up" a bit it would give more depth and interest.

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Hi Filipe, Messy
Thank you for your comments.
I agree with you but these were the only rocks that arrives to my home from UK (12 kgs). I have one extra piece in home and I can try break it...the only problem: is tooooooooo fragile and soft rock

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Lands Of Sarawak....full of life!

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That's spotless! Like the song too
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Some fauna...........

Hyphessobrycon amandae



And some of my peculiar cannibals



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wait a minute.. haven't i seen this tank before??

Otherwise, Love it. Also, love the shrimps!!

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One update........Two months of life



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Thanks for sharing your pictures. It is looking great.
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