Brent 1200x400x600 Iwagumi Scape

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    @rsa - I'm using a dual Oddysea 90cm unit. I've added on another T5 LED light. This happened about a week after I done a trim. Gives me a reason to do a bit of a re-scape, which I have been thinking about but not committing to just yet. But I am now :)
     
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    I have bought a zetlight 1200 that I will be running with 3-4 t5 LED. I ran 3 t5 leds with 2 t8 for about 2 years with good results . Going to be setting up again after moving cant wait . Anyway was curious to find out what you using since the growth is amazing !!
     
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    Ahh I see, funny enough, my growth on the MC is quite good with only the 1 dual oddysea, but some of the plants at the back I think need some more light which is why I added the single T5 LED, just for a bit of extra light but that was very recent. Of course, it is also due to CO2 and Ferts.
     
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    So I’m starting the re-Scape on this one, water is all out, already built my hardscape outside of the tank till I was satisfied with the rock formation, here goes...

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    For this Scape, I chose to use these grey rocks and in between brown and dragon rock, I liked the mixture and contrast of both.


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    Hardscape is now done, time for planting

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    And finally completed

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    This is going to be fancy :D
     
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    Brent, love those grey rocks, any idea where I can source them?
     
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    @EugeneAqua, those rocks they usually have at Harbors, to corner off sections etc. I got those at Houtbay Harbor. I loved the look of the grey rocks too.
     
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    Thanks Brent will be on the lookout
     
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    Hi guys, so I’ve rescaped this tank again, cleared out the tank and now using ADA Amazonia, switches my light from dual Odyssea to a 300w LED spotlights, using dragon rock as my hard scape.

    Plants:

    I want to use lots of red stem plants in the background, in between the rocks will be a monta Carlo moss carpet with blyxa in between some of the rocks, perhaps some buce on the rocks.

    Here some images on the hard scape, planting will happen soon.
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    Creating a new thread for this tank.


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    Nice !

    The rocks need to steel the show here, in my book. Would suggest only using one or two plants max. On this forum I often see potentially great hardscapes being spoilt with inappropriate plant selections or too many types :)

    How about a carpet of HC over most of the scape including the gaps between the rocks and perhaps a few dark green bushes of fissidens in some of the gaps or on a few rocks, just keep it all simple for a more dramatic impact. I prefer the finer detail of HC over MC in a Iwagumi.

    No rules of course, but red stems will change the nice Iwagumi feel you have created. Here's a rather overgrown scape I modified with red stems, should this give you some ideas.....

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    Thanks Trevor, I always love seeing that tank of yours, I’ve planted some MC around already, here are some pics, I was going to do blyxa on the left and right side to fill in the back corners and then red plants as a background behind all the rocks. Do you suggest I not do any stems at the back?

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    @brent.birch .Nice start ,how long will you wait until you flood it ?
     

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