With this Westworld themed aquascape, we wanted to create an Iwagumi type layout with the hardscape acting as the main focus.  We decided to dry start the tank to allow the foreground plants to root in and anchor into the Controsoil before flooding.  Although it requires a bit of patience, the dry start method can save a lot of headache by preventing algae growth and keeping the foreground plants in place.  Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo' was added throughout the front and midground while Dwarf Hair Grass was planted along the background.  Some small patches of Mini Pellia were placed on the Dragon Stone to add a natural touch to the hardscape. 
Stay tuned for Part II of this video where we flood the tank and add livestock!
 
Plants Used
Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo 

Ricardia Chamedryfolia Mini Pellia 

Dwarf Hairgrass

Fauna
To be determined 
 
Fertilization
UNS Plant Food 3x per week 


Substrate
Controsoil Black - Fine Granule 

Equipment
UNS 45U Tank - 10 Gallons

Twinstar 450E

UNS Nature Bottle
Eheim 2215
 
  
With this Westworld themed aquascape, we wanted to create an Iwagumi type layout with the hardscape acting as the main focus.  We decided to dry start the tank to allow the foreground plants to root in and anchor into the Controsoil before flooding.  Although it requires a bit of patience, the dry start method can save a lot of headache by preventing algae growth and keeping the foreground plants in place.  Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo' was added throughout the front and midground while Dwarf Hair Grass was planted along the background.  Some small patches of Mini Pellia were placed on the Dragon Stone to add a natural touch to the hardscape. 
Stay tuned for Part II of this video where we flood the tank and add livestock!
 
Plants Used
Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo 

Ricardia Chamedryfolia Mini Pellia 

Dwarf Hairgrass

Fauna
To be determined 
 
Fertilization
UNS Plant Food 3x per week 


Substrate
Controsoil Black - Fine Granule 

Equipment
UNS 45U Tank - 10 Gallons

Twinstar 450E

UNS Nature Bottle
Eheim 2215
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