#187: 250L Aquatic Garden Shore Lands

Kemal Saka Ankara, Turkey


While this is not a photography contest we need to be able to see a tank clearly in order to judge it fairly. This tank is just so dark that it impossible to evaluate it. Sorry!
— Karen Randall
From the photograph it appears your plants are in poor health.
— George Farmer

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 100 × 50 × 50 cm
Title Shore Lands
Volume 250L
Background Black filmstrip background
Lighting MH1 + MH2 combination applied. Lighting Consumption: 0.5 Watt/Liter. Lighting Fixture: Handled as a “DIY“ project. Fotoperiod: 8 Hours/Day= MH1; 6 Hours/Day= MH2
Filtration Biological Filter: Not used Mechanical Filter: External Filter (Eheim Echo Canister 2236)
Plants Lilaeopsis carolinensis, Microsorum pteropus, Hygrophila difformis
Animals 100 Xiphophorus maculatus, 10 Chery shrimp, 6 sae, 20 Trigonostigma heteromorpha
Materials Black sand and driftwood applied.
Additional Information Date of Establishment: Oct. 2006, Aeration Pump: Not used, Heater: Not used, Circulation Pump: 1 x 300Lt/Hour (Eheim Compact 1000), Co2 enrichment: Handled as a “DIY“ project (Active reactor), Macro Fertilization: Handled with “DIY” mixtures, Micro Fertilization: “Easy Life Pro” (commercial), Co2 Source: Computerized, pressurized CO2 system, Water change: Weekly %20, PH: 6.50 – 6.62 (digital reading), KH: 3-7 dH (by Tetra), GH: 16-20 dH (by Tetra), Co2: 25-35ppm (by JBL) + KH/pH table, O2: Day: 12ppm, Night: 7ppm (by JBL), NO3: 10-20ppm (by Sera), Fe: 0.1-0.6 ppm (by JBL), Water temperature: 20-27C.

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