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Low-Tech Nano Iwagumi Tank

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by emrextreme, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. emrextreme

    emrextreme New Member

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    Here's my low maintenance iwagumi style tank. I'm not into high-tech equipments or care for they sound torture than a hobby, i set up a cheap and easy to carry on tank. I'd really love to hear your suggestions and thoughts.

    Setup:

    Tank(cm): 45*30*30 (10 Gallon)
    Lightning: 1x30W White
    Filtering: No
    Heating: No
    CO2: No
    Substrate: Cat Litter - Creek Sand
    Flora: Hemianthus micranthemoides, Eleocharis Parvula
    Tests: No
    Fauna: No
    Maintenance: %30 water changes weekly

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  2. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    plants look realy healthy! Any ferts?
    Same rock would look more natural
     
  3. emrextreme

    emrextreme New Member

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    Thanks for the comment. I use dry sticks for N,P,K (those are actully for house plants but it did quiet well) and liquid ferts for Fe and trace elements. I totally agree with you about rocks and i will change them as soon as i can.
     
  4. Shadow

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    Interesting, you are using Hemianthus micranthemoides for foreground and plant it one by one. Hemianthus micranthemoides look leggy, does it float after a while? My experience, the bottom will start to melt due to lack of light.

    Actually this is the first low tech Iwagumi. Typically fore ground need high light, thus low tech is not possible for Iwagumi scape.
     
  5. emrextreme

    emrextreme New Member

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    Thanks for the comment.
    This is not a new startup. It's been 9 months since i set this tank up. I had some algae issues first but now it's going well so far, no melting, no floating, no algae.

    I used "Hemianthus micranthemoides" for its low maintenance. Just trimming once a week.


    Sorry but this part, i could not agree with you.
     
  6. Shadow

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    I know you have prove that I'm wrong ;)
     
  7. Marco Conti

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    Very interesting. Pity you don't have few fishes to complete the sight.
     
  8. emrextreme

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    With no heater and conditioner, it may not be suitable for any livestock.
     
  9. emrextreme

    emrextreme New Member

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    Guess, i am done with this tank. Those are the best rocks i could find for free. Also, i'm starting a new 3 gallon nano so i don't wanna spend any more time with this. I'm planning to cut back of the trimming frequent as well. I'm kinda satisfied with the look i have right now. Yet again, i would appreciate and welcome any comments and suggestions.

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