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Old 10-12-2011, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I started a tank journal over at The Planted Tank for this one, in case anyone wants to check it out:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...ut-custom.html

I'm still trying to figure out Iwagumi. My Iwagumi is going to be more like "Iwagumi with trees."
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Good start. I wish they have given you a larger main stone, the one you have has good shape/character but in my opinion undersized for your tank in an iwagumi set up.

Can't wait to see the tree.

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Yeah, they gave you a tough group to work with...

Trees are awesome.
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I came across this in my travels... Very unique setup! Perhaps there is something you can take from the process?
http://www.aquaticplantenthusiasts.c...quarium-3.html
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Just to show that anything is possible, with some ingenuity
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When I say "Iwagumi with trees," I just mean Iwagumi with lots of stem plants in the background (rotalas, etc). I would like to try a bonsai tree sometime; it would be very cool.

Julie, that guy is like a mad scientist with his aquascaping! Very original and creative.
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Update 10/21/2011:

Good growth so far - just added an Oto and a red ramshorn snail:



This particular stem of colorata is growing really nicely and the bottom of the stem (behind the rock; not shown here) is getting a nice red coloring:

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this is going to be nice
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Some red in the leaves... It looks nice!
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Thanks! The tank is coming along nicely. I trimmed all old growth on the bella hairgrass and am getting some nice curly new growth in the foreground. The colorata has reached all the way to the surface of the water now. Unfortunately I couldn't take a picture this week because there was a fire in the apartment above me and water flooded our living room. Right now there are plastic tarps covering the front of the tank while they rebuild the living room... Picture updates soon next week hopefully!
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