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45p Modern Iwagumi

Siddy

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Should have done this long time ago but well, better late than never.
 

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Setup:
Oase Filtosmart Thermo 100
CO2Art Pro SE Regulator on Fire Extinguisher
Chihiros WRGB2 45 CM
Greenaqua Premium Cabinet
ADA 45p Tank

Substate : Tropica Aquarium Soil

Hardscape : Arka Aquatics Seiryu stone
 

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there's something wrong with the photo, all I can see is a 6.7 megabyte photo of the ADA logo, which is possibly the least interesting part of the tank.
I will update more photos soon. Sorry, I am new to maintaining journals! :)
 

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Hei Sid! So excited to follow up this project ✨ Are you planning on doing darkstart with this or going straight to planting?
 

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yes he is just playing with us, as said love iwagumi so look forward to updates

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Hei Sid! So excited to follow up this project ✨ Are you planning on doing darkstart with this or going straight to planting?
Initially, I was planning to do a boosted dark start but the plants are on their way already so I will have to skip it this time. :)
 

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First impressions.
I was initially going for a dutch scape but then decided to add these stones out of whim. This feels quite underwhelming at the moment but I think with the plants that I have in mind, it could really work.
I am exploring the-other ideas as well but in meanwhile, this can serve as a good backup.
 

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Siddy

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I think it looks very nice like this, simple but bold!

What other ideas are you exploring? :)
Thank you! The reasoning behind this scape was to have maximum space for plants but I have now decided to go with a little bolder hardscape. I will share it soon. :)
 

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composition-wise, there are obvious flaws here since there are virtually no elements to add a tension and there are awkward gaps but I left it that way so there is more room for plants. If the plants don't fill it in well, I will tweak it a bit. I will also try to reduce the substrate at the front since it looks bit thick at the moment.

Any other suggestions?
 

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Nice looking scape, the plants will make or break it.

Where did you get the rock work?
 

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Nice looking scape, the plants will make or break it.

Where did you get the rock work?
Thank you! Ideally I should have stayed hair grass alone but I want to experiment so I am going with rotalas(H'RA, Rotundifolia, Green and may be macrandra) in the background and hair-grass up front. How would you plant it?
The rocks are from Aquarium Gardens.
 

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