so now i have to plan out this iwagumi... Im very nervous with all honestly, most likely more than i should be. My plan is pretty simple but i just need a little advice,
So here are my ideas:
Your basic iwagumi stone layout (but with lava rock)
-Dwarf baby tears (carpet)
-Blyxa Japonica (to put in between the rocks)
Should i do a background plants? and should i put those directly behind the rocks or just all over the background?...
Thats where im really lost at... the background..
As for substrate, i currently have a dirted substrate (well why where you waiting for your fish to die off? here's your answer...) i really want to take the dirt up and start doing traditional Estimative index dosing (dry) again because with this dirt its reaching... a 1-2 year old age and its Still going surprisingly i havent does in.... a long time.
I would like to tear up the entire substrate and re do EVERYTHING substrate wise, i have the sand to replace it with luckily so that is not another purchase i have to make. Its just inert very fine PFS. I could take the fish out, but what about all the shrimp? and even some of the fish i have in there i simply, cannot, catch even if the tank was bare and the water level was super low. Yes im talking about the unknown amount of breeding pygmy corys i have living in there like a tribe...
So thats how far i am into thought on this so far.
I just added Super Red Ludwigia to my 240. I was pleasantly surprised to see that with some extra window light..it sort of looks metallic red. Its a 6 stem bunch,young. I look forward to it being a large pruned ball and background for Bolbitis heudelotii.