Dimensions 71 × 30 × 36 cm
Title A Walk on the Wild Side
Background Solid black background
Lighting 4 x 20W Hagen Aquaglow 24-inch flourescent tubes. Total 80W.
Filtration Hagen Aquaclear 200 with a sponge and a activated carbon bag. The activated carbon is never changed so it actually works as a biological medium. The filter is set to half speed during the day to conserve CO2 and to full speed at nights.
Plants Hemianthus micranthemoides, Ludwigia Repens, Anubias Barteri, Anubias Nana, Cabomba Caroliniana, Echinodorus Amazonicus, Hygrophila polysperma
Animals Hyphessobrycon Herbertaxelrodi (Black Neon) 4, Paracheirodon Axelrodi (Cardinal Tetra) 11, Hyphessobrycon Sweglesi (Red Phantom Tetra) 4, Thoracocharax Stellatus (Silver Hatchetfish) 2, Peckoltia Vittata (Striped Sucker Catfish) 2, Otocinclus Affinis (Midget Sucker Catfish) 4
Materials Substrate: Bottom - 100% Flourite; Middle - 50% Flourite 50% Onyx Sand; Top - 100% Onyx Sand.
Rocks: Three medium-size pieces of petrified wood arrange in a triangular fashion. Several small pieces of petrified wood placed in no particular order.
Additional Information The aquarium has 3 Nutrafin Natural CO2 systems installed. The yeast cultures are change every 10 days or so.
For fertilization I use 3 ml of Kent Water Garden Micronutrient Supplement every 3 days after water change.
Water change: 25% twice a week.