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My First Iwagumi - Juwel Rio 125

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by LondonDragon, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Today everything was back to normal, the HC was pearling like crazy again :) I did dose some EasyCarbo the other two days to compensate.
     

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  2. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Day 14:

    Not a lot has changed, just letting the HC grow, I am going to leave it for another week then I am going to trim it to make it look more even. So far can't complain as its growing nicely. I am going to get rid of the C Helferi.

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    Thanks for looking. :)
     
  3. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Quick update, gave the Staurogyne a good trim and planted the cuttings to make it more compact, also planted it a little more around the rocks including at the back. The HC is still growing nicely, spot dosed the rocks yesterday with H2O2 and the diatrom are less than half now, which is good for 24 hours ;) The lighting is down to 4x24w.

    Also with my hand pressed the HC to the substrate as it had parts growing upwards, that might encourage it to spread if not I will trim it on Monday.

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    Thanks for looking! :)
     
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  4. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    Great carpeting so far, really nice. :)

    Maybe do a heavy trim, that should force it low.
     
  5. arjundogra

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    stunning progress...i like the plant selection too. just that i feel the rocks are too symmetrically placed..

    Arjun Dogra
     
  6. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Aspiring Aquascaper

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    @Luis: Thanks, just trimmed it today ;)

    @Arjun: Thanks, in the end I decided to leave it as it is, first try was even more symmetrical, will use the rocks at a later stage to create a new scape ;)


    Just a quick update, added some Hygrophila Corymbosa "Compact" in between the Staurogyne Repens, since I was away over the weekend and forgot to get the missus to dose the tank, the Staurogyne and some of the HC melted a little bit, I gave it a quick hair cut today to encourage new growth, the new wave scissors purchased at Vivarium are awesome, the carpet is almost complete, just needs to compact a little more.

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    Thanks for looking, as always critiques and comments welcomed :)
     
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  7. Jurijs mit JS

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    what happened to the cyperus helferi?
     
  8. ghostsword

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    Very interested on how to compact would grow. Does it stay low like staurogyne?
     
  9. LondonDragon

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    Got rid of it, did not really like the look of it in the tank. I have blyxa growing at the back, I brought some Vivipara back from Vivarium but it didn't survive the journey.
     
  10. LondonDragon

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    At the moment its low like the Staurogyne, but has a mixture of dark and light leaves so gives it a nice contrast, will see how it grows in.
     
  11. SinCrisis

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    Looks really nice, removing the cyperus makes the rock placement stand out more.
     
  12. hamza

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    Very neat setup! Love those sterile looks, algae free rocks and healthy growth.
     
  13. LondonDragon

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    Thanks guys :)


    Quick update, I have now added a black background, there are some ottos in the tank too:
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    Cheers :)
     
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  14. lalmeida

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    Hi Paulo,

    Much better with the black background! :)
    The plants are looking great!
     
  15. LondonDragon

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    Obrigado Luis :)

    Should have done this originally to the photos:

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    Something to remember for next time ;)
     
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  16. lalmeida

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    Hi,

    The first one of these last pictures is very good! It appears that the tank has no water. :proud:

    Bom trabalho!
     
  17. Jurijs mit JS

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    love the black background :proud:

    next time put more effort in PS ;)
     
  18. ianho

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    looks like you have mastered Iwagumi LD!

    Brilliant.
     
  19. LondonDragon

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    Many thanks guys :)

    @Juri: on the monitor at work I didn't realise that! Better do the editing at home next time, I have updated the images, cheers
     
  20. Karlo

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    Much better with black background. Great iwagumi!
     

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