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Old 17-01-2009, 12:56 PM   #51
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must have cost a bomb on the setup ? cant wait to see the end result !
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Old 17-01-2009, 04:42 PM   #52
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Just a very short update but what everyone has been waiting for.
And the poison begins...
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Old 17-01-2009, 05:30 PM   #53
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must have cost a bomb on the setup ? cant wait to see the end result !
I can't wait for the end result too! But it will take a few months for everything to grow.

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Old 17-01-2009, 06:11 PM   #54
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For those awaiting the details of the chiller.

Standby mode, 5 watts and under.
Medium Mode, 120 watts.
Strong Mode, 180 watts.

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Old 18-01-2009, 03:52 PM   #55
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Another Update.

The substrate is sprayed down with water to wet the surface first before introducing water into the substrate. This prevents the surface from running when the rest of the substrate gets wet, thus not spoiling your scape.







Water is then added slowly via an air tube till it reaches the top of the substrate. This helps in planting as a saturated substrate is easier to plant when compared to a dry one. Also, do not fill up the whole tank until planting is done.


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Old 18-01-2009, 03:54 PM   #56
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I am a firm believer of how everything contributes to a scape. Equipment, plants and design all are part of a scape, not just what is in the tank. As with the theme of Sanzon Iwagumi, 3 rocks, 3 layers of soil, 3 types of plants, 3 lights and 3 glass tubes (eventually) leading into the tank. Takashi Amano stresses the importance of odd numbers in an Iwagumi scape. Odd numbers are pleasing to the eye and an Iwagumi scape is one of calm tension and zen, where everything is balanced aganist one another in a unified peace.

My foreground plant, Glosso.








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Old 18-01-2009, 04:23 PM   #57
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bro why not use HC instead? glosso are big leaves and may make your tank looks small. but both plant would be stunningly nice when they form a lawn though.
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Old 18-01-2009, 04:36 PM   #58
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bro why not use HC instead? glosso are big leaves and may make your tank looks small. but both plant would be stunningly nice when they form a lawn though.
I guess my choice for glosso is a bit silly. I was first fascinated by glosso when I started reading through scaping books, that were published before HC was discovered. As such, I wanted to try the root (pardon the pun) of foreground plants first before moving on to HC. And besides, glosso leaves are so cute!
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Old 18-01-2009, 04:42 PM   #59
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Hi JIG,will the rock on the right become conflict pt to the main rock
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Hi JIG,will the rock on the right become conflict pt to the main rock
Hey Bro! Eh, what do you mean by conflict point?
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