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Kei stone

Kei stone

Kei stone has a warm color, a mixture of ocher and red, and its natural texture that evokes a cliff at a mountain stream. Various sizes from S-L (approx. 4-30cm) are available, and you can make a natural-looking iwagumi layout by combining few of Kei stones depending on the tank size. You can attach ferns and Anubias to S size stones or use them with driftwood.

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Branch wood

Branch wood

As Branch wood has many small branches, it looks nice just by placing it in a layout. But it is cut artificially at the end of branches and roots, so you can keep the natural impression by attaching Willow moss to cover the unnatural sections.

*A stone or something to hold the Branch wood will be needed for initial stage as it may float due to buoyancy.
*Saprolegnia may appear during the initial stage. If it occurs, suction them out with a small tube frequently.
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Horn wood

Horn wood

Features of Horn wood are that it has a variety of shapes and natural texture, and since many of the horn woods have branches, it is recommended if you are able to combines few of them together to make a layout. The wild-looking texture of the wood brings up the expression of a layout.

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Ryuoh stone

Ryuoh stone

Ryuoh stones have a variety of appearance due to the white line and wrinkles. Their forms are suitable for an iwagumi layout which evokes a reef. For making such layout, an important point is to pay attention to the ridge line and the continuity of stones.

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Manten stone

Manten stone

One of the characteristics of Manten stone, a standard stone for iwagumi layout, is their angulated forms as they are mountain stones. Many of them have warm colors, but each one has slightly different color. A point of choosing a good Manten stone for your layout is to choose by their rugged texture of the surface and color.

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Yamaya stone

Yamaya stone

Yamaya stone expands your layout expression depending on how you arrange them. As they do not have a strong characteristics in their surfaces and shapes, and many of them are in the size of fist, you can just pile them up randomly rather than choosing a good-shaped ones carefully.

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