#67: 190L Dutch Aquascape Dutch Variations

Pavel Skorupa Vilnius, Lithuania


Actually this tank has several good points eventhough the first impression is maybe a bit "dull". However varitions are there in contrasts and a strong focal point is there.

It could become much better if the centre of tank gets a bit more attention as well since now the blyxa p.helferi and v.spiralis seem te blend too much.
— Marco Aukes

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 101 × 41 × 53 cm
Title Dutch Variations
Volume 190L
Background Black paint
Lighting Ferplast Dubai 100 original lighting fixture 2x39W t5HO, Philips TDL lamps, 6500K with JBL reflectors
Filtration JBL CristalProfi e901
Plants Alternanthera Reineckii rosanervig
Aponogeton longiplumulosus
Bacopa caroliniana
Blyxa japinica
Cryptocoryne wendtii brown
Didiplis diandra
Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Hygrophila corymbosa
Hygrophila polysperma
Pogostemon helferi
Pogostemon quadrifolius
Rotala rotundifolia
Staurogyne repens
Valisneria spiralis
Animals Hyphessobricon eques (x15)
Corydoras panda (x10)
Yamato Numa-Ebi (x10)
Neocaridina davidi var. red (n)
Clea helena (n)
Materials Quartz gravel (fraction 3-5 mm), no fancy substrates
Additional Information The tank: Ferplast Dubai 100.
The substrate is plain gravel - no fertilizers in it.
Fertilization goes through water column: VIMI Micro - 3 ml a day, Easylife Fe - 6 ml a day; pressurized CO2 - 2-3bps. Microbe-Lift Special blend 15 ml after each water change.
Although no macro fertilizers are added, constant values of NO3 and PO4 are 5ppm and 0,4ppm respectively (according to JBL tests).
Water changes - 40L twice a week (tap water), water hardness is approximately 10-12kH (JBL tests), no RO water is used.
Water temperature is maintained at +26C (Ferplast Blueclima heater).

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