iwagumi MK2

Age today
Volume 90 Liters
Dimensions 45cm x 45cm x 45cm
Make TMC
Model SIGNATURE OPTIWHITE GLASS TANK
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Introduction

Hi my names Shaun I started Keeping fish over 20 years ago
It all started with a humble goldfish from a fair
Then onto 20,000 Gallon Koi pond ,Reef tanks and now Down to smaller
compact Aquariums due to accommodation

Background

The Tank is from the TMC signature series complete with Black smooth stand
I'll be modifying the cabinet to take a new sliding shelf with acrylic tray to hold the filtration
and the Electrics, piping will all lay in a Flexible track to enable the tray to move in and out

when servicing the Eheim Filter?s etc.
I have plans to add controller for monitoring ph,temp etc but need to build
an inline probe holder as there will be no sump

Watch this space for more details

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Filtration

Im going to use the following Filtration

On the 1st Eheim 2215 filtration return ill run Rowaphos in the D&D Fluidized Reactor returning
Through the glass Lilly pipes

On the 2nd Eheim 2215 Filtration return ill have the inline Heater and the same through glass Lilly pipes

I'll use standard media in the Eheim 2215 to start with and swap it out at a later Date


Lighting

Provided by Echotech Radion XR15 Freshwater
Full photo Period including sunrise ,Sunset & Moon lunar cycle

Aiming for full 6 hours about 30% from midday

Will update this once i start setting it up

Measurements

25
Temperature
6.5
pH
0
Nitrate
197
TDS
6.0
Alkalinity
Chloramine
Chlorine
4
GH
0
Nitrite
Silicate
Ammonia

Inhabitants

18 Fish

9 Cardinal Tetra Paracheirodon axelrodi
2 Double Full Red Agassizi Cichlid Apistogramma agassizi var
7 dwarf sucker otocinclus affinis

12 Invertebrate

12 Japonica Amano Shrimp Caridina japonica

Equipment

Heater
Stand
Cleaning
Twinstar Nano+
Filter
Controller
Substrate
Dennerle Deponit mix

Dosing See more

Macro · Micro

Auto Dosing

1 drop
Dennerle A1
1 drop every 24 hours

Feeding See more

Tetra Pro Colour · Tetra Min · blood worm

On average you perform a 52.6% water change every 11 days.

85.4% total water change in May.

Diary Entries View all Diary Entries

cleaned glasswhere
Cleaned glass pipes and aquarium glass
changed over to Estimate index dosing
5 gallon water change
Seen the carbon fibre to day inside cabinet design
Ideas ?? in the making #watchthisspace
Test Fit for size in filter tray draw ??
Both Eheims fit nice

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Inspiration & Goals

Iwagumi styled aquscaped Aquarium

The term Iwagumi was originally used to refer to a Japanese gardening style in which stones were used as the bones of the garden, to provide its structure: if the stones are well placed in the garden then the rest of the garden lays itself out. Japanese gardens used stones, shrubs and sand to represent landscapes in miniature, so they could show a mountain scape by using carefully placed stones or represent the ocean or a lake with a pool of raked or unraked sand. As the popularity of gardening led to the emergence of underwater gardening, which we now know as aquascaping, the tradition of Iwagumi naturally inspired and influenced aquascap?s.
Iwagumi is one of the most striking and simple formations, representing a mountain scape or Buddhist triad so it is well suited to aquascaping.

People that have inspired me Below

Julian Sprung (born 1966) is an American writer on marine aquarium fishkeeping. He is an alumnus of the University of Florida where he studied zoology, graduating in 1988.[1]

Sprung has authored articles in aquarium hobby publications such as Freshwater And Marine Aquarium, Seascope, Advanced Aquarist Online, Aquarium Frontiers, Marine and Reef Aquarium USA, Practical Fishkeeping, Tropical Fish Hobbyist, and Coral. Sprung is one of the authors of The Reef Aquarium 3-volume book series (self-published), and is a frequent lecturer at reef aquarium hobby conventions and gatherings.[2][3]

In 1991 Sprung, with fellow marine aquarium enthusiast Daniel Ramirez, co-founded the company Two Little Fishies, Inc., a manufacturer of marine aquarium supplements, media, and accessories.

Takashi Amano (天野尚 Amano Takashi?, 18 July 1954 ? 4 August 2015) was a professional track cyclist, photographer, designer, and aquarist.[1] His interest in aquaria led him to create the Japanese company Aqua Design Amano.

Amano was the author of Nature Aquarium World (TFH Publications, 1994), a three-book series on aquascaping and freshwater aquarium plants and fish. He has also published the book Aquarium Plant Paradise (T.F.H. Publications, 1997).