#74: 272L Aquatic Garden

Bill Curtin Lakeville, United States


This is a very attractive tank and while the equipment isn't completely hidden at least it has been minimized by placing black equipment against a black background. I also like the fact that the aquarist has allowed this pretty algae to become part of the aquascape. The deep green of the plants in this tank could use the contrast of some red plants!
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 122 × 46 × 61 cm
Volume 272L
Background flat black paint on the outside of back glass
Lighting Perfecto Sholights; two 55 watt 5400K bulbs, two 55 watt 6700 K bulbs
Filtration Marineland Magnum 350
Plants Anubias barteri var. nana, Echinodorus tenellus, Glossostigma elatinoides, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Microsorum pteropus, Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov', Sagittaria subulata, Cladophora(?) sp.
Animals Pterophyllum scalare "wild caught", Paracheirodon axelrodi, Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, Inpaichthys kerri, Biotodoma cupido, Microgeophagus altispinosa, two species of Corydoras, Melanotaenia boesmani"red strain", Melanotaenia trifasciata "goyder river", Labeo bicolor, Otocinclus sp., Crossocheilus siamensis, Cardinia japonica
Materials large piece of Alabama diftwood, substrate consists of #1 gravel
Additional Information CO2 injected thru an Eheim diffuser, Tropica Master grow and also supplements of KNO3, Dupla Laterite added to the substrate. I have used a 5# cylinder of CO2 twice in the 19 months the tank has been setup. Tanks lights are on twelve hours a day with a timer.

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