My new iwagumi tank

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  1. Aqualung

    Aqualung Stylophora

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    It looks like a scene from Lord of the Rings! Sweeet!
     
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  3. abraKADAV3R!

    abraKADAV3R! Feather Duster

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    oh man great looking tank plzzzzz dont re arrange this one
     
  4. That Guy

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    thanks eveyone :)

    I dont plan on rearranging the scape on this tank any time soon...but i am in the middle of rescaping the 5 gallon :)
     
  5. That Guy

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    I did some pruning and routine maintenance tonight so while the glass is still oh so clean i figure i should snap some more photos :)

    here is one of me pruning the tank
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  6. Bogie

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    It's looking like a work of art Craig.
     
  7. That Guy

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    thanks!! That is actually what i am going for! I put a lot of hours into this tank trying to create a masterpiece. It still isnt exactly to my liking yet. I think i need to add a few mid ground plants in some spots and the background needs to grow in thicker. Other than that i think it is coming along nicely.
     
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  9. That Guy

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    Disaster strikes!!!! Woke up yesterday to the tank covered in cyano! Just pulled out as much as i could with the forceps and sucked out a bunch of it while doing a 40% water change. I took some foam boards and cut them to size in order to black the tank out for the next 3 days! Finally i had some azithromycin 500mg tablets that i crushed up and separated into 10 equal parts. (FYI the little spoons that come with salifert kits are roughly 50mg) i dosed the tank to reach about 2.5mg/l...ill keep you posted :(
     
  10. amcarrig

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    I didn't know that cyano could grow in fresh water?
     
  11. That Guy

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    its called blue-green algae in the freshwater world....but still the same thing
     
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    well i beat the cyano by dosing azithromycin...I had some in the house from last time i was sick so i crushed it upo and dosed the tank to 2.5mg/l for 4 days and completely blacked out the tank. So, now the tank is back in order and i added some fish and shrimp :) I actually have some awesome sulawesi red gold flake shrimp that will be here on friday!! Anyway...here are some photos i just took. Sorry if they arent that great but my dog decided my tripod was a new chew toy haha!

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