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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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    Thanks Marco.

    Here's a little pic update. I've added 6 golden gouramis to the tank. They should compliment the layout, and are a bit different to the usual 'tetra' vibe associated with iwagumi.

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  2. ianho

    ianho Aspiring Aquascaper

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    love the idea of the Gouramis mate, but ain't they being blown about a bit? When i have kept these they hated high flow, which is one of the reasons i re-homes them. I hope you pull it off with them as they do get to be great characters
     
  3. saintly

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    Ian, their fine mate. Flow is nice, but not too vigorous.

    To be frank, i dont actually like the fish now. I'm after some platinum tetras, maybe 40 or so. If you see any, let me know.
     
  4. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    i'm trimming today, to try and gain control over how it looks right now...

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  5. J House

    J House Moderator Staff Member

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    Love the last pic. The growth works well with the large rocks.
     
  6. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    Tank is looking superb :proud:
    I have seen platinum Tetras in the LFS I maintain my Tank - they are brilliant shoalers
     
  7. viktorlantos

    viktorlantos Aspiring Aquascaper

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    hey Mark, i just love the last trimming. I think it has some real natural look now. congrat mate ;)
     
  8. Karlo

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    can I get link from where you ordered it?
    Tank is really great! Is koralia always turned on?
     
  9. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks guys.

    Viktor, the above image is before trim my friend.

    This is from today, after trim...

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    still some way to go, maybe 8 weeks.

    Karlo, yes the korolia is on all of the time.
     
  10. oscarjamayaa

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    very very nice work... First Iwagumi with gouramis ever jajaj
     
  11. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    cheers oscar :yo:

    here's a vid of the trimming.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9SNYXj8XtQ]YouTube - trimming my Planted aquarium[/ame]
     
  12. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    Love all your videos, they are the proof your tanks really exist :daydream:
     
  13. saintly

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    there real mate. And soon you should see one....must get the cleaning brushes out :))
     
  14. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    do it like Amano, let me and Edis do the job 8)
     
  15. lakosta88

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    looks better when not trimmed. looks much more natural and rustic, when its not trimmed.
     
  16. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    yes, it does, but you fail to see that in order to get good spread of plants and to achieve the 'ultimate' look, we need to trim.

    I didn't trim to achieve this look, i trim to encourage new, denser growth. ;)

    The finished article will look 'natural'

    I've removed a bunch of crypts to the right of the stone. They looked wrong.

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  17. saintly

    saintly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    here's a little clip of my fish.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKu9fpEMQrQ]YouTube - Tropical fish[/ame]
     
  18. Jurijs mit JS

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    everything looks so crisp and clean :)
    how often do you feed your fish?
     
  19. Orlando

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    Very nice, so well done. What crypt species do you have there?
     
  20. malawistu

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    very nice tank
     

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