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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:22 pm Post subject: My first iwagumi. Reply with quote

 Set  up  my  first  iwagumi  guys   Smile  Just  a  temporary  scape.Suggestions  on  making  it  more  appealing  are  most  welcome.
 I  have  the  following  in  mind  -  
 Plant  more  of  the  hairgrass  on  the  right  and  add  some  vallisneria  to  the  back.Want  to  add  some  hc  as  foreground.Got  some  Co2  issues  however.How  would  some  tennelus  look  instead  of  hc?
 Any  other  plants  which  would  look  nice  in  this  setup?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:26 am Post subject: Re: My first iwagumi. Reply with quote

 You  need  more  slope.  Amano  did  one  almost  same,  long  time  before.  Simply  copy  it.  That  will  work.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:09 am Post subject: Re: My first iwagumi. Reply with quote

 tennelus  will  be  too  tall  for   the  FG  i  think
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:33 am Post subject: Re: My first iwagumi. Reply with quote

                                                   
Tirtha  C  wrote  (View  Post):                
You  need  more  slope.  Amano  did  one  almost  same,  long  time  before.  Simply  copy  it.  That  will  work.                

 
 You  mean  starting  off  from  the  front  and  sloping  backwards  Tirtha  Da?
 
 Polya  -  Thanks.Even  i  was  not  too  keen  on  using  tennelus.Any  other  fg  plant  apart  from  hc  which  would  look  good?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:04 am Post subject: Re: My first iwagumi. Reply with quote

 hi..
 
   more  slope  at  the  back  with  some  dark  coloured  substrate  would  make  it  more  attractive...
 
 E.tennelus  will  be  too  big  for  the  foreground..
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:30 am Post subject: Re: My first iwagumi. Reply with quote

 Congrats  and  Best  of  Luck  !!.....  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:34 am Post subject: Re: My first iwagumi. Reply with quote

 Good  Start  bro...  keep  up  going.....
 
 Am  eagerly  waiting  for  next  update....
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:38 am Post subject: Re: My first iwagumi. Reply with quote

 Thank  you  Anand  and  Deba.Planning  to  add  few  more  plants.I  Feel  its  looking  a  bit  empty.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:47 am Post subject: Re: My first iwagumi. Reply with quote

 Hrishi  please  share  more  info  regarding  substrate,  lighting  and  CO2(press  or  DIY)...
 
 Now  want  to  say  your  rocks  has  perfect  height...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:19 pm Post subject: Re: My first iwagumi. Reply with quote

 Thank  you  Rimpel.
 I  wanted  to  use  Ada  Amazonia  2  to  give  a  contrasting  effect  to  the  overall  scape.Would  add  it  later  i  guess.
 The  substrate  is  laterite  and  coarse  gravel.
 One  36W  PLL
 No  Co2  at  the  moment.Planning  to  dose  glut.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:32 pm Post subject: Re: My first iwagumi. Reply with quote

 very  nice  for  a  start
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:40 pm Post subject: Re: My first iwagumi. Reply with quote

 Hrishi
 
 The  scape  needs  to  be  sloped  from  back  to  front  with  the  slope  being  more  on  the  left  hand  side  back,  The  rock  arrangement  will  also  need  to  be  moved  to  the  left  hand  side  to  the  back.  Refer  the  link  below
 
 http://www.aquajournal.net/na/iwagumi/styles.html
 
 Check  Tanks  1  &  2  under  Style  III
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:50 pm Post subject: Re: My first iwagumi. Reply with quote

 Thank  you  Sameer.
 Seetharam,  thank  you  for  the  link.I'll  try  moving  the  rocks.Had  some  queries  though.
 Are  the  rocks  looking  too  big  for  my  tank?
 Do  i  need  to  change  the  substrate?
 What  plants  can  i  add  more?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:22 pm Post subject: Re: My first iwagumi. Reply with quote

 Earlier  I  have  seen  your  tanks,  you  are  a  good  grower  of  carpet  plants...
 
 Just  one  query...glut  is  ok  for  fg  plants???  
 
 One  more  thing  just  want  to  add  that  genuine  Iwagumi  means  2-3  types  of  plants  only  and  you  already  have  2  in  your  choice...otherwise  it  will  be  Iwagumi  garden...just  what  I  am  doing  now  Very Happy
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