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Iwagumi nano project

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by ianho, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. ianho

    ianho Aspiring Aquascaper

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    heres my new iwagumi nano project. It is planted with Hm, Glosso, Riccia and E Tennilus. I'm unsure what to put in it at the moment, maybe just shrimp.

    there's loads of pics (sorry)

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    Glass cube by Ian Holdich, on Flickr

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    TPN+ Caps by Ian Holdich, on Flickr

    and some Manado for a little CEC

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    Manado for CEC by Ian Holdich, on Flickr

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    congo sand by Ian Holdich, on Flickr

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    nano iwagumi by Ian Holdich, on Flickr

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    Glosso by Ian Holdich, on Flickr

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    close up top by Ian Holdich, on Flickr

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    Hm in the left corner by Ian Holdich, on Flickr

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    E Tennilus behind large rock by Ian Holdich, on Flickr

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    Riccia stones by Ian Holdich, on Flickr

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    waiting for the water by Ian Holdich, on Flickr


    and the vid shows the filling of the tank (needs to be viewed in 720p)


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqdkd6-8NJw]Iwagumi nano - YouTube[/ame]
     

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  2. Antipofish

    Antipofish New Member

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    Starting to look really good Ian :) So the theory of the TPN+ caps ? How long will they take to dissolve ? The nutrients will be absorbed by the manado in part ? You will dose ferts also or are the caps all you intend for this one? Cheers.
     
  3. Flo

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    hey ianho,

    looking really good. keep us update with a lot more pictures :113: ;)
     
  4. ianho

    ianho Aspiring Aquascaper

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    The use of the caps is so they dissolve over time. Because the substrate is inert, it's best to use something. So, the TPN will dissolve over around 6 months, leaching into the water column. I will still dose on top of this, that way in know theres plenty of nutrients available. The manado is in there for a bit of bulk and also it's CEC properties. This is just a back up really.

    @ Flo, thanks for the comment, and i'm sure there will be plenty of pics as the Glosso fills out.
     
  5. hamza

    hamza Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Beautiful present for the new year!

    I really like the way it is carefully done.

    Happy New year!
     
  6. MarineRecon

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    I really like it! Nice seeing someone from fishforums.net on here too! ;)
     
  7. justo-23

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    I really like this. the gel caps are a good idea IMHO. i am curious what type of rock you are using in this hardscape tho? it's very cool looking :)
     
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    i think the name of the rock is dragon rock but im not 100% but this is fantastic and is exactly what im looking to create myself
     
  9. ianho

    ianho Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thank you for your comment and a very happy new year to India and yourself.

    Cheers! It is always good to frequent the specialist forum, this is the way we learn and hopefully pass on the knowledge needed.

    Thanks Justo, the rock is Dragon stone, a really nice rock to work with. This is the second time i have used the TPN caps, and has success, so fingers crossed.

    Thanks Jimbo for the comment, good luck with your nano!
     
  10. MarineRecon

    MarineRecon New Member

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    Yep! That's why I decided to join another forums. There reallyisnt a lot of infor on plants on fishforums so I'll be happy to pass it on. :D
     
  11. ianho

    ianho Aspiring Aquascaper

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    there is now...have you checked it out.

    ps, there is loads of info on there...did you ever check out the parc section. That was full of gems.
     
  12. MarineRecon

    MarineRecon New Member

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    Yeah lol. I have over a thousand post and an active member. Also known as "XeroTolerance" ;). It's just that the plant section isn't as active as the other parts of the forums. :D
     
  13. ianho

    ianho Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I have worked out who you are ages ago by your sig lol

    believe it or not the planted section is the 2nd most busiest section on tff. BTW have you see the new section?
     
  14. MarineRecon

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    Oh, :) I guess thats a dead giveaway! ;)

    Yeah I have it is pretty cool. :)
     
  15. ianho

    ianho Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I have got rid of the Arcpod lighting and gone for an Aqua ray Led, and it looks really nice shimmering away. It has more of a clean crisp look now. Here's a quick vid (best viewed in 720p).

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UjuDFgDyoY]Aquaray LED over Iwagumi - YouTube[/ame]
     
  16. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    your nano is looking good with the dragon stones.

    you can divide the glosso clumps as long the roots are intact...you can even
    plant the leaves as long petiole or node?is long enough to bury in the subs.
    your glosso will spread rapidly. that's how i've observed glosso in my tank.
     
  17. MarineRecon

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    Your nano looks awesome! When the carpet grows it'll look really cool. :)
     
  18. triscene

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    looking really good and your nano is an older brother of mine as i have also purchased mine in the end of the December and finally got it yesterday. 15cm cube with ClearVision in the front and left, right sides.

    looking forward to your progress :)
     
  19. ianho

    ianho Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thanks guys!!

    heres a little vid (view in 720p) on how different kelvin ratings can make a tank look really different.
    The first is the TMC aqua ray 200 (9000K), the second is the arcpod with it's standard pink bulb, and the third is a household bulb in the Arcpod (2700k)

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFKEUTeJQwk]Aquaray 200 led vs arcpod - YouTube[/ame]

    the standard bulb is the worst for me...
     
  20. MarineRecon

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    I like the the 3rd one the best but the first one seems to make it "cleaner".
     

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