Dimensions 122 × 51 × 46 cm
Title La Ceiba
Lighting 6x55w light house 10000K and 6700K, 2 x 55W lighthouse 10,000K
Filtration 2028 Eheim, 2026 Eheim
Plants First layout: Glossostigma elatinoides, Gymnocoronis spilanthoides, Hygrophila augustifolia, H. sp., Echinodorus tenellus, E. quadracostatus, Microsorum pteropus, M. sp., Bolbitis heudelotti, Cryptocoryne lucens, Lobelia cardinalis, Eusteralis stellata, Rotala walichii, Hemianthus micranthemoides.
Second Layout: Hygrophila lacustris, H. augustifolia "red", Rotala indica, Ammannia gracilis, Cyperus helferi, Lilaeopsis sp.
Materials Malaysian driftwood, Rocks
Additional Information On this layout I tried to make a long term design. Many plants were changed
over time due to their fast growing nature. the Glossostigma carpet
was replaced with Lileopsis sp. to give a more "old" touch. The stem plants
were also replaced with Cyperus and Ammannia sp. and the ferns were allowed to
grow more, as well as the Anubias. The technique used was based on the Ryuboku
style, so driftwood was arranged to look like one piece. There are actually three
pieces, and with the help of the ferns and anubias I was able to make it look
like one. The rocks in the tank function as support for the driftwood so they
cannot be seen.
The changes were made to refresh the layout and enjoy the different stages of
development. The hygrophilias in the back were prune heavily so an empty-to-full background was always changing therfore never looked the same.
The tank is now 14 months old and still running.