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120cm LFS Iwagumi

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Jurijs mit JS, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    Hello everybody,
    please see below my recent work

    tech spec:
    -Juwel Rio 240 tank and cabinet (120x40x55, 240L)
    -removed Juwel Filter
    -added second pair of t5 tubes (total 4x54watt t5 for 6 hours in the initial stage, later up to 10h)
    -JBL Ex1500
    -JBL pressurized 500g Co2 System with solenoid (2bps)
    -Hydor Inline heater
    -Inline Difusor
    -Glasware used from AQUASYS (soon with Detail Shots)

    Substrate:
    -ADA Aquasoil Amazonia 5x9L
    -ADA Aquasoil Amazonia Powder 1x3L

    Hardscape:
    -Lava rock

    Plants:
    -Eleocharis Vivipara 10x
    -Eleocharis Acicularis 12x
    -Echinodorus Tenellus 8x
    -Riccia Fluitans 8x
    -Glossostigma Elatinoides 30x
    -Vesicularia "Taiwan" 1x

    Fauna:
    -Ottocinclus Affinis
    -Caridina Japonica
    -????

    Here you see Vetzy attaching the opaque glass foil
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    Hardscape in place, we were kind of limited on what we could use for the tank, those lava rocks were the best (biggest) we got
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    Thats me, posing behind the tank
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    planted
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    Vetzy filling in the water
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    Will update as things go on, feel free to comment :yo:
     

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  2. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thats really great juri.

    Your better looking than i thought, without hat and glasses :)))
     
  3. Orlando

    Orlando Supporting Member

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    Im subscribed Juri!
     
  4. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

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    Looking good, I feel all the rock should have the same color. Anyway, after a few month it probably turn the same color ;)
     
  5. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    Mark
    Looking forward to see you in person, without hat and glasses :)))

    Orlando
    This is first time AQUASYS products are used in Germany

    Robert
    I too hope so, but the longer I watch the tank, the more I like the different colors.

    Any advice in fish choice?


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  6. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    I got nothing against Lava Rock, but it looks very hard on the clean scape. Why not cover parts of it with moss or Riccia?

    Very nice looking layout.
     
  7. Orlando

    Orlando Supporting Member

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    The Polo looks sharp!
     
  8. Jdinh04

    Jdinh04 New Member

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    Looks good! Should look even better once the plants start filling in.
     
  9. J House

    J House Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks good Juri. Maybe foreground rocks are alittle to evenly spaced and same line.

    On a side note, boy do I feel old. LOL
     
  10. wearsbunnyslippers

    wearsbunnyslippers New Member

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    hey juri, looks great!

    why the opaque film and the blue background?
     
  11. ianho

    ianho Aspiring Aquascaper

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    be good to see this one grow up!

    well done Juri!
     
  12. royvd

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    nice tank!!
    were is it??
    looks a bit like zoozajac to me...
     
  13. hamza

    hamza Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Nice!

    Those rocks rocks have a weird red color, I find them quite harsh for an aquascape.
    Thats the reason never tried these.

    But I am really looking forward to see how it turns out.

    Goodluck!
     
  14. Karlo

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    Hey Juri great start!
     
  15. sworrall

    sworrall Aspiring Aquascaper

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    looking very good, cant wait to see it growing in
     
  16. blackoala

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    nice lava rocks..nice arrangement as well. hope the plant can grow in well. i always have bad luck with vivipara HG.:">
     
  17. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    there is some moss on the main rocks, I´ll show later on detail shots

    love it :)

    Thanks Jdinh, I feel honored you like it

    Thanks mate,
    I´m happy the way the stones are placed as this is for LFS only, Iwagumi is always tricky no doubt ;)

    we are as old as we feel, right?

    Cheers,
    Blue Card was done of 3 pieces and opaque foil make this invisible

    Thanks Ianho, I too hope this one will turn out nicely - if the LFS staff ist happy too I´ll be allowed to do more tanks

    Thanks, it is in Pflanzenkölle, there are many of them spread all over Germany

    Glad you like it ;) don´t be afraid to try new things

    Thank you Karlo

    Man, can´t wait to see it on thursday - you get itchy if you don't see the tank every day ..

    My first time with vivipara, wish me luck:p
     
  18. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    As promised here a detail shot of some of the AQUASYS accessories

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  19. Matz

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    Hey Juri :yo: ,
    looks nearly (but really only nearly) as good as the one I got from you 8) !
    I like this tank, is it in Wiesbaden, or Frankfurt, Mainz? Must be somewhere over there.
    I wish you and Vetzy (greetings from me) a real good start without any algea-probs.
    In case to avoid this as good as possible, I would put in same more quickly growing plants for the first time (but I think you know this, so why do I :talkalot:).
    Hope to see the tank next time "live" when visiting my daughter in Mainz/Wiesbaden.
     
  20. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    Hi Matz
    thought CAL wouldn't produce them anymore I developed mines. Also the price will be more consumer friendly ;-)
    Tank is located in Wiesbaden

    Actual maintenance regime:
    50% WC every other day
    Lights on for 6h only
    Only little K dosing after each water change. I'll install aqua medic dosing pump soon for daily pfertz dosage and gonna use Tobis pfertz line.

    PS: Today is WC day! :)

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