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Old 01-02-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Jimmyjam's "The phallus" modified iwagumi

Just putting the nice pics at the top, what ever happened to this contest.


As stated, a iwagumi is renders its concept around 1 main phallic piece of rock, with 2 adjacent rocks bowing to the phallic symbol. I have managed to find the perfect piece for this scape. I am going to modify the scape to bring in a few mor elements that will add to the over effect of the natural scape. Hope you all enjoy this ride. I think it will be one I will be putting a lot of effort into. Thanks again to all the mods and sponsors for us local guys to showcase some of our stuff. GL everyone.





This is the main rock I am working with, the rest will come.
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Tank: 15 gallon open top, rimless tank

Lighting: 3x 23 watt daylight CP spirals

Substrate: fluval stratum : this is my first time using this, Im not a huge fan of the large granules. ADA is def better size for planting. Lets see how it fairs on growth.

Substrate ferts: I usually use azoo slow releasing, but I decided to go with Aquainspiration's substrate fert.

Rocks: Ontario base rocks from many fishing trips that I take. I also purchased the 3 main ones from Big als. They are very similar to ADA ones.

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Old 01-02-2011, 04:51 PM   #2
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I like the name already :3 can't wait to see more. The strip tease of the tanks.
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thanks dude...I was gonna use one of the narrow rocks as the prime rock, but the gf suggested this.. So mad props to Tiff.

Anyhoot. Here are some more pics the progressions of the tank.
I just added water. Its a bit cloudy, will take some more pics tomorrow.



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liking the rock formation
hey what are the plants in the middle of the second last picture?
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hottonia palustris, it will be my showcase plant when it grows in a bit. also going to add a few more plants, and not sure about the hc on the island. I might change that to rotala species and have it thick.. then again I dont want to take away from the Iwagumi. what do you guys think?





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Dude you're off to a flying start - looking good.
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I like how you used clips to hold up the hood with the light fixture.
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Dude you're off to a flying start - looking good.
Thanks man.. Hope it turns out like I picture it in my head. Theres a few more branches to add with some cool moss, but I will wait a while until some of the plants are grown in.

I find this soil to be a bit easy to mess up. Itss I guess lighter than ADA, so a bit harder to keep some of the plants down, but manageable non the less.


Clips: yess, thanks man, Dollarama baby! But I think I might end up hanging the light or some how elevating the clip.. I want some of my moss and branches that I will be adding to stick out of the tank.
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wow hard plant to grow there. keep the nitrates up.
But nonetheless, looks like you've thrown in a lot of effort.
I don't even have my plant list yet.
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wow hard plant to grow there. keep the nitrates up.
But nonetheless, looks like you've thrown in a lot of effort.
I don't even have my plant list yet.
I think he needs pressurize co2 or he has already one. Coz before My high lights plants doesnt grow in diy co2 in 10gallon. Even I made 2. Specially the hc.
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