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Iwagumi Style Aquarium first try

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by jordimex, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. jordimex

    jordimex New Member

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    Today i emptied my ten gallon tank and decided to aquascape it into an Iwagumi style tank i got three nice rocks and some Caribsea samurai soil for the plants heard that it is really good IMG_7647.JPG IMG_7650.JPG
     
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    jordimex New Member

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    Any comments or advice? IMG_7651.JPG
     
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    @keithgh what do you think any advice?
     
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    IMG_7656.JPG IMG_7657.JPG I think i like this set up better
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Jordimex

    First suggestion when starting a new Aquascape when not an experienced Aquascaper is to make a Mock Tank your Substrate can be common sand. The most important point about a mock tank and big rocks its a lot safer and easier when moving your rocks around especially if they are large and heavy.

    These links will certainly help you. My suggestion would be make a hard copy as references when you are designing your tank

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    You can make a good one using cardboard.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    jordimex New Member

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    the problem Keith is that my grandparents are here visiting me for the next month an a half and will not allow me to do anything close to that thats the reason i was trying to make the mockup over a shopping bag here inside my room not disturbing them
     
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    this is the only way i can actually work on this
     
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    Can you put the tank any where and put the mock tank on the basket. Its just too risky working with large rocks in bare tank. Even now you have heavy rocks on an uneven surface the total weight can twist the glass.

    Where is the finished tank going as it will have to be emptied to carry it safely it cannot be done when Aquascaped.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    jordimex New Member

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    Hey Keith that is not a basket its a drawer its the same spot where it was before breaking it down i already checked that it was leveled
     
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    This is what I was referring to the weaved cane.

    Keith:cat::cat:

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    it has a glass on top of it Keith perfectly leveled
     
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    OK then

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    With only 3 stones I would try to do a single grouping. The stone on the right does not look right vertically, but may look better as a supportive stone to the large tall one.

    It is very hard to do a nice Iwagumi with so little hardscape, but everyone has to start somewhere. Try not to place the big stone so vertically, angle it over the top of the blocky square one. The best stone in your mockup is the front left one.
     

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