Dimensions 51 × 25 × 30 cm
Title A Little Green
Background Black posterboard
Lighting 2 x 20 watt screw-in type compact flourescent bulbs
Filtration Pengiun Mini (no biowheel)
Plants Cryptocoryne sp. (various),
Acorus gramineus var. variegatus- Variegated Acorus,
Echinodorus x barthii,
Vesicularia dubyana- Java Moss,
Rotala rotundifolia (indica),
Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov'- Windelov Java fern,
Animals Tanichtys albonubes- White Cloud Mountain Minnow (2),
Brachydanio zebra- Zebra danio (long-finned) (3),
Malaysian Trumpet snails (lots!),
Another small snail (a few)
Materials Flourite substrate, slopes from about 1.5" to 3" deep front to back and right to left.
A piece of Lava rock that the moss is tied to on the right side.
Flat stone to hold "hill" of Java fern of the left.
Smooth river pebbles forming a "path" front center left to rear.
Additional Information This is the small, low light, low tech tank on my desk here at home. It gets dosed with 1 ml of Flourish Excel daily, and twice weekly doses of liquid iron and trace mix, Flourish Nitrogen, Flourish Phosphate and muriate of potash.
The Acorus is really a terrarium plant, I know, but I seem to have pretty good luck with it in the tank, and I like the coloring. It's hard to find tall, thin plants that stay small enough for this size tank.