1. Welcome to AquaScaping World!

    Become a register member to get FULL SITE ACCESS AND BENEFITS.

    Join the ASW community now!

    Dismiss Notice

ADA 60P - Iwagumi Layout '09 - Journal

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Maciek, May 27, 2009.

  1. Maciek

    Maciek Aspiring Aquascaper

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Cracow, Poland
    I would like to present my Iwagumi layout for this year, featuring Manten Stone.
    After a few years of aquascaping I have decided to create a classic Iwagumi layout at last. I wanted to express mountain landscape, and I must say I am quite satisfied with the hardscape.

    Technical data:
    Aquarium: 60/30/36cm
    Lighting: HQI 70W 5200K
    Filtration: Eheim 2213 - sponge, Substrat Pro
    Substrate: ADA: Penac P, Penac W, Power Sand Special S, Aqua Soil Amazonia
    Hardscape: Manten Stones
    CO2: pressurized 1,5kg, Do!aqua Music Glass
    Fertilizing: PG: Classic, Macro; ADA ECA
    Plants: Eleocharis accicularis, Heteranthera zosterifolia, Ludwigia repens, Pogostemon helferi, Rotala sp. Green, Rotala rotundifolia

    Hardscape:
    [​IMG]

    After filling with the water:
    [​IMG]

    All comments welcome!
     
  2. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Likes Received:
    278
    Location:
    Germany
    first i felt kindaway unhappy with the rear slopes, but after planted and filled with water it makes sense and is realy stunning!
    looking forward to see this scape growing in :)
     
  3. Steven Chong

    Steven Chong Aspiring Aquascaper

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Likes Received:
    66
    Location:
    Tokyo, Japan
    Hmmm, rather than an iwagumi, I feel like the layout is better suited for a mountain-scape type of look. Consider raising the back substrate to the level of the rocks and growing the plants so that they drape over the rocks from behind?
     
  4. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2007
    Likes Received:
    343
    Location:
    California
    I really like this idea. I would say this analysis is spot on.

    The rocks are very dominant and outstanding choices.

    -John N.
     
  5. Maciek

    Maciek Aspiring Aquascaper

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Cracow, Poland
    Thank you for the comments.
    It might be a good idea with the raised substrate. But I didn't have enough Amazonia. I already added extra 5lts of it to the standart 9lts. Maybe next time ;)
     
  6. Maciek

    Maciek Aspiring Aquascaper

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Cracow, Poland
    I have just finished replanting the tank. Previous plant selection was a bit too boring for me ;)

    [​IMG]
    List of plants is in the first post.
     
  7. Maciek

    Maciek Aspiring Aquascaper

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Cracow, Poland
    It grew in a bit. I add micros and macros every other day. The plants are getting the colour slowly. Big problem with Spirogyra but I will deal with them as soon as I come back from holiday.

    Here is the photo:
    [​IMG]

    I know I have to clean my pipes!
     
  8. Maciek

    Maciek Aspiring Aquascaper

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Cracow, Poland
    Here is how the tank looked today:
    [​IMG]
     
  9. tirtha1979

    tirtha1979 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Delhi, India
    I didn't like those stems in this scape. Now this is looking really nice. Whu did you remove the HC? Glosso is looking bit bigger in this scape.
     
  10. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Likes Received:
    278
    Location:
    Germany
    looking good now :) replace glosso with hc ;)
     
  11. elmagico82

    elmagico82 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    italy
    hi maciek , i quote jur4ik ..change glosso with hc
     
  12. Leonard

    Leonard New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Sweden
    I like this last photo! Looks fresh and clean. But I agree with almagico, HC probably will do better in this scape, the Glosso looks kind of wild right now ;)
    However really nice scape!
     
  13. Maciek

    Maciek Aspiring Aquascaper

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Cracow, Poland
    Thank you.
    HC was not growing well here. Glosso was trimmed hard and will see what happens. I might also change it to E. parvula.
     
  14. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Likes Received:
    228
    Location:
    Singapore
    the last photo is much better, I'm also not a fan of putting stem plant on iwagumi scape :p

    Your rocks getting green now, time to clean :))
     

Share This Page

Sponsored link: