#57: 31L Aquatic Garden Jungle Bubble

Russell Leidich Orlando, United States


Fun tank! From an aquascaping standpoint there is no real design but the plants are obviously vibrant and healthy. Neither Ember tetras nor Cardinals are happy kept in small numbers. Cardinals need LARGE shoals to be comfortable. Please consider exchanging them for a larger group of the smaller Ember tetras which are a good fit size-wise for your tank.
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 40 × 40 × 34 cm
Title Jungle Bubble
Volume 31L
Background None.
Lighting 11W fluorescent and 4W LED, both from IKEA, 13 hours/day.
Filtration Plants!
Plants Echinodorus tenellus, Echinodorus bleheri(?), Taxiphyllum barbieri, Fissidens fontanus, Cryptocorne sp. (green), Vallisneria sp. (like spiralis with purple tips), Anubias sp. (smaller leaves than usual nana, but maybe still nana), unknown red plant.
Animals 2 Hyphessobrycon amandae, 3 paracheirodon axelrodi, 2 Caridina multidentata, 2 Mikrogeophagus ramirezi, 2 Macrotocinclus affinis.
Materials 1 mm gravel, 1 red granite rock (invisible), 2 snail shells (1 visible), 1 twisted narrow driftwood.
Additional Information VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9vkHe84xKk
CO2: about 0.7 bubbles/second for 10 hours/day.
Water changes: about 80% per week. (It's crystal clear after a week, but I need to get access to the bottom for trimming.)
Fertilizer: 1 ml Seachem Potassium once or twice a week, 0.5ml each Seachem Trace and Iron once a week.
I live in Singapore, which is how I get away without a heater.

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