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Andrews Aquascaper 600 Iwagumi

Discussion in 'Aquarium & Aquascaping Journals' started by aibcarpentry, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. aibcarpentry

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    My first go at Iwagumi

    Aquarium: EA Aquascaper 600 - 600x500x360mm (LxWxH)
    Lighting: Twinstar 600s
    Filtration: Fluval G6 with custom spraybar
    Heating: Hydor ETH300 inline
    CO2: Inline diffusers
    ATU: Autoaqua Smart ATO Micro
    Skimmer: Eheim skim 350
    Steriliser: Twinstar nano
    Hardscape: Seiryu stone
    Substrate: ADA aqua soil Amazonia powder
    Ferts: EI through a doser

    Planting:
    -micranthemum monte carlo
    -Staurogyne repens
    -Rotala Bonsai

    Livestock:
    -Otocinclus affinis
    -Trigonostigma espei
    -Cherry shrimp

    First got wet 5th March 2018
    20180305_105432. 20180305_105436. 20180305_202205. 20180305_202224.
     
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    How it looks today 20th March 2017
    20180320_190035. 20180320_190038. 20180320_190047. 20180320_190059.
     
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    Looking good Andrew, it'll look superb when it's fully grown in.
     
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    Let's hope so; It's been a learning curve as I think you know! Thanks
     
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    How it looks a of 29th March 2017

    20180329_191526. 20180329_191537. 20180329_191557. 20180329_191607.
     
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    It looks fantastic you should be extremely pleased with your self now. Next step is the hardest keep on top of every thing and you will learn and enjoy it even more.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Yes, fantastic Andrew - like it very much! :clap:

    Do you also see the interesting melancholic face in the back stone - even from the side, you can see it... (y) Nice to have a "sculpture" in the tank.
     
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    I hadn't noticed; no!

    A couple of quick snaps from the other evening; not intended to win any awards!
    20180423_203922. 20180423_203925.
     
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    Not that far back you would have thought an aquascape like that would be impossible.

    Looks like you are controlling everything and it's not controlling you.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Thanks Keith,
    I just need to sort the 900 out now!
     
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    Give yourself a break, then you will have a fresh approach after the previous success.:clap::clap:

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Well I'd say your iwagumi is a definite success Andrew, I think you've got this scaping malarky licked. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the 900 ;)
     
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    Than you Tim, I really like the look of Iwagumi I just wish I could find a fish that seemed happy in the environment.
    The 900 is started but long from finished...............
    https://glassboxgardeners.com/threads/andrews-aquascaper-900.663/

    I'm started Keith (link above) but there's no rush; I can just slowly add as I go. This will be slower growing plants so less work hopefully.

    Comments welcome as always.
    Andrew
     
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    Not until you are ready my suggestion new if you see anything you like save it and store it ready when you are.

    Keith
     

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