Siu Yui-chi, shatin Hong Kong | E-mail: siubox at hotmail.com
- Tank Size
- 50 x 120 x 50 cm (20 x 47 x 20 in)
- 300L (79 gallons)
- Backgroungd in water: polystyrene board made as bark texture .
Above water :Beteewn the tank and the stone wall I built a 9CM deep x21cm high x115cm width plastic shelf where I put natural barks as background and together put 8 seperated amazon woods which have water drops flowing to hold plants alive.Beteewn the woods have volcanic small rocks and sand as substrate.Inside the tank at the water level there us a glass border of 8cm,I also use 3 sides of it to put some woods and plants on them to made a "paradise" feel lake.
- 2x150w hqi direct shining,and 2 extra from left and right side
- 2 out-side filtre (tetra ex120)for fitration: underwater, 1 internal filtre to pump water 55cm high above water providing water flowing and natural nutrients to the plants above water.
- Additional Information
- flowing water in the tank do supply enough moisture for 90 percent of the plants above water(either flowing under the substrates or drops by drops by small pipe)
I only use Ada water-plants fertilizer,so there do not have any Algae problems for more than have a year.
Only a several plants need extra care for watering.
Because I use the inner border of the tank ( just at water level)to keep plants above water ,there is shadow at behind in the tank ,I have to put water plants need little light at back.But look down from the top, it have a lake side-feel.
co2 system with bubbles 5-7/sec
- My dreaming paradise
- underwater plants
2 (莫絲)Vesicularia dubyana
6 (湖柳)Hygrophila lacustris
8(紅唇丁香) Ludwigia sp form Genia
10(綠尾松) Mayaca fluviatilis
15(細葉鐵皇冠)Microsorium pteropus ssp
19(紫荷根) nuphar lutea var.
1 (水車前)Ottelia alismoides
2(蕨)various ferns e.g.(鳳尾蕨)pteris mutifida 3(田字草)Marsilea minuta
11(藍星花)Bule daze Oxypetalum caeruleum
13(紅掌) Anthurium andraeaum
12 (紅連燈)Paracheirodon axelrodi
a drozen( 小精靈) Otocinclus affinis
4(黑線飛狐E) Palzeorhinchus siamensis
6(粉紅旗) Hyphessobrycon hyphessobrycon sp.
10 small golden carp
various small species shrimps
- under-water 8 cm thick ada 2nd generation black soil underwater,
20 cm width Ada bright sand decorate as stream,6 amazon woods to have mosses and plant on them, 15 small rocks decorated as border of the white stream.