Gordon Hartmann, Monona Wisconsin USA
- Tank Size
- 183 x 46 x 46 cm (72 x 18 x 18 in)
- 378L (100 gallons)
- Black paper
- (4) 25 watt NO T8 6700K, 100 watts total
- Small internal powerhead with open cell sponge attached to a 5 foot spraybar along the back of the tank.
- Additional Information
- Well established tank that requires very little maintenance. Setup three years ago. CO2 added via DIY pop bottle with an airstone. KNO3 added as needed. Weekly water changes using tap water provides necessary traces. Recent water parameters are KH=15, gH=22, NO3=12, P=.8, Fe=.5.
I was trying to create a nice display for a long tank with low light/power levels using corresponding plant species. This results in a stable and viable aquatic garden that beginners can accomplish using minimal resources and upkeep.
- Easy Does It
- Vesiclaria dubyana, Microsorium pteropus Windelov, Cryptocoryne crispatula Balansae, Cryptocoryne wendii Red and Brown, Anubias barteri Nana, Aunbias barteri Coffeefolia, Marsilea, Nymphaea lotus Red.
- Pseudomugil Gertrudae, Iriatheria werneri, Caridina Japonica.
- Contains branchy driftwood covered in java moss. Substrate is Diamond Pro baseball infield conditioner.