My new iwagumi tank

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  1. That Guy

    That Guy Aiptasia Anemone

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    Just got my tank today and started the hardscape. Im trying to go for an iwagumi style aquascape. Here is what i got so far....
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    Still playing with the scape but this is the basic idea
     
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  3. nybatu

    nybatu Bristle Worm

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    very nice. send more picture later on your set up.
     
  4. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Another tank?! :D I can't wait to see what this one looks like but what exactly is an "Iwagumi style landscape?"

    Oh, and you can swing by any time to pick up your lens. I tried playing with it this past weekend but my back can't handle being bent over for even short periods of time so all the pictures that I took look like crap :D
     
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    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    A: thats what she said

    B:nice looking tank, what kind of substrate did you use?
     
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    That Guy Aiptasia Anemone

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    its a japanese style of rock gardening. I only have this tank and my 90 gallon. I broke down the 40 gallon finnex and the 36 gallon bow front so i only have 2 tanks now.
    I messed around with the scape a bit and came up with this....
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  7. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    I would guess that Iwagumi is a Japanese Zen garden that is in a tank.

    In addition to bonsai, I also did Bonkei and that looks very similar. bonkei - Google Image Search

    EDIT: well my post is not really needed anymore unless someone want to know what Bonkei is. :0
     
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  9. That Guy

    That Guy Aiptasia Anemone

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    For substrate i used ADA power sand, ADA amazonia 2 regular grain, and ADA Amazonia 2 powder grain. for now i put the filter from my little tank to help kick start the cycle, and added a carbon reactor to help clear the water. I am getting a eheim 2215 with the glass lilly pipes and pressuized CO2. I already have the diffusor i just need to get the co2 tank and reg.
     
  10. amcarrig

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    A: I am a she...and a cranky one at that. :)
     
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    would clams, pistachio ice cream, and a pickle on the side make you less cranky?
     
  12. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    :lol: You buyin? :D