#132: 250L Aquatic Garden: Black Sea Coast
Kemal Saka, Ankara Turkey | E-mail: sakamk at hotmail.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Attractive community tank. It would be nice if your foreground plants weren't quite so much of a jumble, particularly in the middle front.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
100 x 50 x 50 cm (39 x 20 x 20 in)
Volume
250L (66 gallons)
Background
Black filmstrip background
Lighting
MH1 + MH2 combination applied. Lighting Consumption: 0.5 Watt/Liter. Lighting Fixture: Handled as a “DIY“ project. Fotoperiod: 8 Hours/Day= MH1; 6 Hours/Day= MH2
Filtration
Biological Filter: Not used Mechanical Filter: External Filter (Eheim Echo Canister 2236)
Additional Information
Date of Establishment: Oct. 2006, Aeration Pump: Not used, Heater: Not used, Circulation Pump: 2 x 300Lt/Hour (Eheim Compact 1000), Co2 enrichment: Handled as a “DIY“ project (Active reactor), Macro Fertilization: Handled with “DIY” mixtures, Micro Fertilization: “Easy Life Pro” (commercial), Co2 Source: Computerized, pressurized CO2 system, Water change: Weekly %20, PH: 6.50 – 6.62 (digital reading), KH: 3-7 dH (by Tetra), GH: 5-10 dH (by Tetra), Co2: 25-35ppm (by JBL) + KH/pH table, O2: Day: 8ppm, Night: 6ppm (by JBL), NO3: 10-20ppm (by Sera), Fe: 0.1-0.6 ppm (by JBL), Water temperature: 20-27C.
Title
Black Sea Coast
Plants
Eleocharis acicularis, Blyxa japonica, Vesicularia dubyana, Sagittaria subulata, Lilaeopsis carolinensis, Microsorum pteropus, Monosolenium tenerum
Fish/Animals
100 Trigonostigma heteromorpha, 10 Xiphophorus maculatus, 10 Chery shrimp, 6 sae
Materials
Black sand and driftwood applied.