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Nano iwagumi 12 litres (30x20x20 cm).

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Asthaparhim, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. Asthaparhim

    Asthaparhim Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi!

    After a long time I'm trying to setup a new small iwagumi tank, I'm starting with a drystart.
    The pictures are made by telephone, so not the best quality images:D.

    Tank: 30 x 20 x 20 (cm) 12 liters / 3.17 gallons
    Lighting: 1x Aquatic Nature Solar Duo Boy 13w
    Substrate: ADA Aqua Soil New Amazonia powder
    Hardscape: Seiryu stone
    Filtration: Still have to buy, thinking of an eden 501/eheim211, advice welcome.
    CO2: 0.5KG bottle pressurized co2 with an inline atomizer system
    Flora: Hemianthus Callitrichoides (HC), Eleocharis Parvula (Hairgrass).
    Fauna: Going to keep a few shrimps in it.
    Ferts: Easylife profito
    Other equipment: Lily pipes (Cal Aqua Labs - 13mm X1/F1), eheim taps 2x, hydor external heater 200watt.

    Week 1. Right after planting.
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    Week 3. The HC looks great, the hairgrass has got some brown parts.
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    I'm still not sure what external filter I shall use, does anyone has experience with external filters & a small tank like this one? Won't the flow be too strong and blow by subtrate away if I use an eden 501, eheim 2211 (300lph).

    I will keep updating this threat & advice is always welcome:)

    - Teun
     
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  2. Felix W.

    Felix W. Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hello Teun.
    Très chic! Sehr schön! Heel mooi :D

    Liebe Grüße Felix :)
     
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  3. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Asthaparim, Looking good:) Plants are growing well (y)
     
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  4. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    I am curious to see how this turns out. I send my encouragement!
     
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  5. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Lucasgg

    Its not the easiest to see at the moment but what I can see looks very interesting.

    Well worth following to watch how it develops.

    Keith:):)
     
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  6. Asthaparhim

    Asthaparhim Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hello, long time ago I've been posting this thread. Time for an update :D

    As I said it went not good after 4 weeks, here are some pictures of the tank 4-5 few weeks after flooding, which didnt look good at all.

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    HC started to melt as you can see on the pictures, I found out my co2 regulator was broken and bought a new one. Also had a biofilm on top of my aquarium which kept comming back.

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    On the right corner the HC was dead, so I decided to cut it out and plant some new stems on the empty space.

    With the new co2 regulator and water changes with tap water instead of the water of my bigger tank the HC stopped to melt, however I still had some algae (green dread algae, brown algae and some black algae). The green dread aglae and brown algae covered my HC, unfortunately don't got a picture of it.

    End december I went on holiday for 2 weeks and whenever I came back I was surprised, most of the algae disappeared. After a few days I added an otto from my big tank to help me cleaning :D

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    And one month later after regular water changes and a stable co2 level my tank is healthy again.
    Also bought a new nano inflow lily pipe :)


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    Added crystal red shrimps too :D

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    Made the pictures with my mobile phone and some I made in a hurry. So sorry for the low quality. Will upload some new pictures with a better camera soon! (y)
     
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  7. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    HI Asthapahim.

    Congratulation on a stunning KIS Aquascape :love::love:
    HC need a trim ;)
     
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  8. Supercoley1

    Supercoley1 Moderator Staff Member

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    definitely the Eheim 2211/Classic 150. It is massively better than the Eden or it's Boyu / Resun alternatives and much more versatile.

    You can put it below the tank and not be forced to put it beside.
    Also the Eden (and its alternatives) are a nightmare sometimes to reseal after cleaning / opening without them leaking. The Eheim is a doddle and never leaks as you would expect.

    Much larger capacity too so doesn't get blocked so quickly and the attachments are much better. Better intake and spraybar is a mile better.
     
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  9. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Asthapahim.

    I fully agree its a stunning small KIS aquascape now BUT it certainly requires regular trimmings.

    Keith:):)
     
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  10. Asthaparhim

    Asthaparhim Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi thank you guys!
    Was able to get a new eden filter for a few euro's. Still got an eheim 2213 with reduced flow, by cutting the propellor. Till now the eden works fine, can use the eheim 2213 if needed.

    I will cut it asap, thanks!
     
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