Create an Iwagumi Aquascape

Placing of the first stone

 

Placement of the first stone as seen from the side

 

The second stone is placed

 

The third stone goes in

 

View from the side

 

Stone four is placed

 

Stone five is placed, with the assistants glancing at Mr. Amano all the while for directions

 

Stone six has gone in and it is time to contemplate

 

Stone seven is placed – a tiny one at the front right hand of the tank

 

Time for the substrate: Soil at the back and sand at the front

 

Levelling the sand

 

Amano requires more soil at the back

 

The soil has been added and it is time for the master to contemplate

 

Yet more soil is needed at the back

 

Note how the soil is being held back from spilling into the tank

 

The layout is complete!

 

The finished layout from a different perspective

Planting continues on the next page…