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    Iwagumi reborn

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    Hi fellow AQers,

    It's been a while since i started a new tank again and decided to restart one of my tanks using some old rocks. Firstly, I will need advise on which placement of rocks would be best looking to you for iwagumi scape before i continue. Thanks!

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    Re: Iwagumi reborn

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    Re: Iwagumi reborn

    Quote Originally Posted by Dazdaniel View Post
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    Thx for the input bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fujisasuke View Post
    Thx for the input bro

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    Re: Iwagumi reborn

    2nd one looks better for me

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    Re: Iwagumi reborn

    1st pic is the only scape that gives a sense of depth.
    2nd pic is not considered iwagumi I think
    3 & 4 rock is too high, giving it a mountainous outback look. Not considered iwagumi also I think.

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    Re: Iwagumi reborn

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Tetra View Post
    1st pic is the only scape that gives a sense of depth.
    2nd pic is not considered iwagumi I think
    3 & 4 rock is too high, giving it a mountainous outback look. Not considered iwagumi also I think.
    Thanks for the input bro, so which pic do you like best if not taking the factor it must be iwagumi?

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    Re: Iwagumi reborn

    I like how the main rock is placed in second picture. Although more work has to be done with the supporting rocks

    Just my 2 cents

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    I like 2nd pic

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    Re: Iwagumi reborn

    Thanks for all the input, i have decided to go with the 2nd layout. Just planted the tank last night, hopefully the plants will grow out well. I was wondering tho, when is a good time to start the fert dosing regime?



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    Re: Iwagumi reborn

    Hi hi I'm also starting my tank around same time as yours. Similar setup. Currently I think I will post phone the fert until the plants are more establish. I think the plants and substrate itself might already come with the necessary nutrients. I think I will only start minimal dosing after the plants start growing maybe 2 weeks later. But I think will do water changes like every 3 days to avoid aglae bloom. But not sure if this is correct.

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    Re: Iwagumi reborn

    Quote Originally Posted by Saint888 View Post
    Hi hi I'm also starting my tank around same time as yours. Similar setup. Currently I think I will post phone the fert until the plants are more establish. I think the plants and substrate itself might already come with the necessary nutrients. I think I will only start minimal dosing after the plants start growing maybe 2 weeks later. But I think will do water changes like every 3 days to avoid aglae bloom. But not sure if this is correct.
    Hi Saint888, thanks for the advice! I guess i will observe and dose fertilisers accordingly as I'm growing UG and am not sure what's the best method. As for the water change, I'm planning to do 50% WC today followed by 25% for the rest of the week to avoid algae bloom.

    Good luck with your setup too bro! Would love to see pictures of your tank when it's established too

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    Re: Iwagumi reborn

    Cool.. what is UG?

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    Very nice Iwagumi layout! Can't wait to see the plants spreading around...
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    Re: Iwagumi reborn

    Quote Originally Posted by jackychun View Post
    Very nice Iwagumi layout! Can't wait to see the plants spreading around...
    Thank bro! i hope my plants will strive like yours, hope you can give your guidance regarding fert dosing

    Quote Originally Posted by Saint888 View Post
    Cool.. what is UG?
    Utricularia graminifolia

    http://tropica.com/en/plants/plantdetails/Utriculariagraminifolia(049BTC)/4480

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    Re: Iwagumi reborn

    Hi bro, I strongly believe your tank will be lush and beautiful.
    For fertilizer dosing, I have not done any Iwagumi and hence not really sure about the fertilizer requirement.

    As per my experience, for a good start, I dose fertilizer from Day 1 since the roots system have not been developed well to take nutrients via roots, but through leaves and stems.
    Potassium and Iron are the most important one at the beginning period. I dose it daily to make sure they have sufficient. Water change 50% by end of the week. For the start, you may need to do water change more regularly to keep the tank clean and avoid algae outbreak. Seachem Excel and Flourish can be also supplemented as well.

    For Nitrate and Phosphate, I don't think it is really needed at this time. And one of my tank dose None of those still very lush and well growth. So I guess those macro nutrients are already well provided by tank's fauna.

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    Re: Iwagumi reborn

    Hi fujisasuke,

    If you are using ADA Amazonia the SOP is no need to dose for the 1st 2 weeks because the substrate is nutrients rich.

    But I myself follow bro jacky's path when setting up my tank, the idea is to ensure the plants have maximum nutrients coverage at initial stage. if you are using this method you have to be extra hardworking on the water change. those are slow growing plants so it's 100% guaranteed that there will a lot of excess nutrients not used up everyday.

    Not sure which is the better method though as I only tried 1 lol. Just sharing with you what I know.

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    Re: Iwagumi reborn

    Quote Originally Posted by Fujisasuke View Post
    Hi Saint888, thanks for the advice! I guess i will observe and dose fertilisers accordingly as I'm growing UG and am not sure what's the best method. As for the water change, I'm planning to do 50% WC today followed by 25% for the rest of the week to avoid algae bloom.

    Good luck with your setup too bro! Would love to see pictures of your tank when it's established too
    Hi bro, UG quite sensitive to ammonia so new tanks need to watch it. They get burnt easily


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    Re: Iwagumi reborn

    Hi Everyone,

    Thanks for all the useful tips i will definitely take note of them and observe the tank carefully. Currently i have done a 50% wc on the first day and plan on doing 20% wc daily now while dosing seachem excel, potassium and iron. Yes i know ug is a tough plant to get going at the start during its conversion stage, fingers crossed ammonia wont affect it too much.

    Think am gonna do a photo journal of sorts and see the growth progress of the tank. Will update progress as it goes by, wish me luck!

    Here's the most current photo taken yesterday.



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    The plants seem like growing quite well, bro!


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