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My latest 120cm Iwagumi

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by saintly, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Time to venture onto a few other forums i reckon. :party:

    This tank has been running for about 9 weeks now.

    I've planted with liliaeopsis, crypts, tenellus and acicularis

    Here's the layout, no plants

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    and onto the day look after planting.

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    The one thing i'm trying to push, is the lighting, or backlighting for image taking. For me, it's adding another element for photos without having to get all of my flash kit out.

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    I'll fast forward to a more current state...

    The liliaopsis has been trimmed, so looks untidy at the moment.

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    and with a different background...

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    I hope all the gumi lovers, like it.

    Cheers,

    Mark
     

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  2. HiDef

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    Hi

    Beautiful and clean. Just needed a few smaller rocks in there for me.

    Nice work and nice photography.
     
  3. Jurijs mit JS

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    Hi Mark,
    nice sanzon Iwagumi ;)
     
  4. Orlando

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    Very clean Iwagumi tank. The photos are spot on!
     
  5. Supercoley1

    Supercoley1 Moderator Staff Member

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    That is looking stunning Mark. That last pic looks fantastic.

    Andy
     
  6. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    cheers guys and thanks for the response.

    LIke juri points out, it's a layout featuring just 3 stones, and i'd say not typicaly seen especialy with crypts.

    I'd see this tank looking 'mature' in maybe 4 months or so, so a long way to go.

    Thanks for the words regarding photography.

    Actualy, soon, i'll be doing an interview/podcast with a well known guy in the hobby and it may turn into several little features....you heard it here first!
     
  7. ghostsword

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    It is indeed a lovely tank. The back light is spot on.

    BTW, good to see you here.. :)
     
  8. Jdinh04

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    The rocks are very nice and fit this size tank well. Although I see your attempt with the sanzon iwagumi style, I feel that there doesn't seem to be a significant difference in size of the two left rocks. Nevertheless, it looks great!
     
  9. saintly

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    cheers guys.

    Jdinh04, this concerns me too, but in time, I'll let the plants over run the left stone, to give an illusion of a smaller stone.

    Although, Amano did once do a sanzon layout with similar size stones. So i'm not so concerned, I'd get down marked for it in a comp...if Amano was judging that is.
     
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    Still Loving this, any more thought as to the background
     
  11. John N.

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    Mark, so crisp and clear, it's like the glass isn't even there!

    I see your drop checker, but how are you injecting your CO2?

    -John N.
     
  12. Shadow

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    Inline diffuser I guess
     
  13. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    John, it's an in line diffuser. Since using these devices, i can honestly say there really effective. I'd never switch back to glass style diffusers.

    Here's the tank as of yesterday.

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    I think soon, I'll start trimming tenellus to get some shorter, more controlled growth.
     
  14. Supercoley1

    Supercoley1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Mark - Is it the Boyu one? did you buy one after I decided not to give mine up ? lol

    AC
     
  15. saintly

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    yes mate, the bouyo one. I've used one for about a year now LOL
     
  16. Supercoley1

    Supercoley1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Ahh so you just wanted another then. lol. They are good. Working awesome with my yeast setup. lol

    And at £6 delivered great value.

    How often do you clean yours? I was cleaning the in tank disc ones weekly but these I don't bother for a ocuple of months at a time.

    AC
     
  17. Jurijs mit JS

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    I haven´t cleaned mine forever..
    Shame they are not that fancy as Inline ones made of glass
     
  18. Orlando

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    Mark~ Your tank and photos are superb. I envy your artistic abilities with the tweezers and camera.

    I love using these inline diffusers. They may not be pretty, but they sure get the job done in a serious way.
     
  19. saintly

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    Thanks orlando! :)

    Andy, juri. I've not cleaned mine since installing it. Tobe honest, it's as clean as it was the day i put it in. Very effective things indeed.
     
  20. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Here's a clip of the tank with a make shift background.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtJ9VugS8wI&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube - MVI 8472[/ame]
     

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