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    1.5gal DSM Iwagumi attempt

    Well here goes! This is my first DSM and first Iwagumi attempt. Tank is roughly 1.5 gallons.

    Start Date:
    02.23.13

    Specs:
    1.5 gallons
    8.5" x 6.5" x 6.25" (21.59 x 16.51 x 15.875cm)

    Lighting:
    18W CFL 6500K spiral bulb

    Hardscape:
    Black Star Rock
    ADA Amazonia Aquasoil

    Flora:
    Hemianthus Callitrichoides 'Cuba' (HC 'Cuba')

    Fauna:
    Crystal Red Shrimp
    Otocinclus Affinis
    Tiger nerite
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    Lighting and Layout

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    Looking good, I like the layout. Are you thinking about CO2 injection? I have heard of folks getting decent growth from HC via low tech methods, I guess I would just be worried about algae issues in such a small tank. Keep us updated and looking forward to hearing the progress!
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    Definitely doing CO2 injection. That's why I was asking about the disposable CO2 setups. When I feel like flooding the tank, I'll go out and get the ITSA 45g setup. Right now the tank is in its DSM phase. Tank is going to be a high tech build. I was growing some HC in a med light, low tech setup and I wasn't quite happy with how the HC was growing and looking. Lights are temporary for fast growth. The light for this tank is on it's way as we speak.

    HC was growing under sunlight for the first few days. I have another DSM going on right now, but in a box with the same soil and I will keep it under sunlight only.
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    Re: 1.5gal DSM Iwagumi attempt

    I just started to use this today. 30ml of Seachem Flourish and 946ml of water.



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    Looking awesome men !!!

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    Re: 1.5gal DSM Iwagumi attempt

    Quote Originally Posted by Geral View Post
    Looking awesome men !!!
    Thanks again for the rocks! Had a tough time breaking them lol. Ended up breaking only one rock. I'll probably use the others for another tank.

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