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notmysign's Iwagumi - NA 91L

notmysign

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I thought i should start a journal of my aquascaping journey in the art of the planted tank.
It has been a long wait for all equipment to arrive, but last friday i had everything to start.

I did not put to much effort in the hardscape. My thoughts of learning to handle a planted tank comes first.

Over these 5 days i have my dropchecker to yellow when light turns off. And green when light is turned on.
Im dosing 5ml/day of both ferts.

I will try update this journal as much as i can.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Specs
  • NA World Aquarium 91L 60x40x40cm
  • Aqualantis Fusion 60 40mm Stand
  • Micmol G2 Aqua Air Series
  • Eheim Frofessional 4+ 600 2275
  • Lilypipes from Aqua Rebel
  • 5 kg remade fire extinguisher without mudder
  • Oxyturbo dual guage regulator with solenoid valve
  • JBL Direct Inline 16/22
  • Chihiros Doctor 3 in 1
Hardscape
  • Tropica soil 9L
  • Tropica soil Powder 9L
  • Ryuoh Stone
Plants
  • Micranthemum Monte Carlo
  • Pogostemon helferi
  • Rotala Vietnam H ra
  • Hydrocotyle verticillata
  • Eleocharis acicularis Mini
Ferts
  • Green Aqua Micro
  • Green Aqua Macro
Fauna
  • Boraras brigittae
  • Otocinclus affinis
  • Amano shrimp
  • Cherry shrimp
Day 2
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View from dining table (I will put frames higher)
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notmysign

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Day 37
A little summary from start:
Week 1
No troubles

Week 2
no troubles but turned my light down to 80%

Week 3
Holiday in Cyprus, I let my dad Do the dosing, also turned my light to 70% in fear of algae

Week 4
Came home from Cyprus only to find diatoms had overtaken plants, not completely but I was scratching my head a bit.
Also found my timer for co2 had gotten out of sync with my light. I don’t know how that happen but have switched to a smart plug that is integrated with my home security alarm :)
First inhabitants to move in which consist of 5 amano, 2 jumped out the first night :(

Week 5
Got 19 ember tetra
Also ordered 6 otocinclus microspilus and 20 cherry shrimps

Week 6
Diatoms are starting to disappear I think, I decided rotala didn’t suit my scape and ripped it out. Monte Carlo is taking its place instead
Otos are really doing a great job.


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TBRO

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Nice I like the hydrocotyle detail, really increases the natural feel. Have you found the Twinstar helps with algae? T


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notmysign

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Nice I like the hydrocotyle detail, really increases the natural feel. Have you found the Twinstar helps with algae? T


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Thanks! It grows like crazy to!
I can't really tell, this is my first high-tech aquarium. Have to do an attempt without using it to tell a difference.

I'm also looking into adding some plants if you guys could help me out with what plants to maybe add and where.
 

Raquascape

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Love the scape! An amazing first try!

For plant suggestions:

Hygrophila Pinnatifida
Rotala Wallichii
Maybe some Bucephalandra's?

Keep up the good work matey:)
 

notmysign

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Love the scape! An amazing first try!

For plant suggestions:

Hygrophila Pinnatifida
Rotala Wallichii
Maybe some Bucephalandra's?

Keep up the good work matey:)
Thanks for everything!

Im planning on buying the new Chihiros Vivid RGB when it becomes available and then i think i will rescape my tank.
Since this is my first attempt i feel like i want to move on to a new scape with like a corner island composition
 

Raquascape

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Thanks for everything!

Im planning on buying the new Chihiros Vivid RGB when it becomes available and then i think i will rescape my tank.
Since this is my first attempt i feel like i want to move on to a new scape with like a corner island composition

Can’t wait to see it mate. :D
 
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