Dimensions 91 × 46 × 46 cm
Title Deen Amma Jeevitam
Background Black chart paper
Lighting Surya LED Tube Lights
Cool White- 40W
Neutral white- 20W
Filtration Eheim 2217, Venus Aqua 2000lph internal power filter
Plants Cryptocoryne sivadasanii, Cryptocoryne axelrodi, Echinodorus rubin, Nymphoides hydrophylla 'Taiwan', Hygrophila polysperma, Ludwigia brevipes, Bacopa caroliniana, Echinodorus Parviflorus 'Tropica'
Animals Pethia phutunio, Puntius vittatus, Poecilia sphenops black, Neocaridina.sp black
Materials Plastic cups with substrate for elevation and some
Additional Information As always it was a great learning experience with this attempt, utilized EasyFertz All-in-one fertilizer on alternate days after lights ON. The lighting was quite vague between 7-12hours a day as I had to do it manually. This was my first attempt at few plants like the E.Rubin, N.hydrophylla and E.Parviflorus and really loved them. Due to these high appetite plants I had to extra dose nitrates and they had very luxurious growth. The ludwigia kept struggling and it has a peculiar growth in patches before finally settling down. The C.sivadasanii has proved to be an awesome plant compared to my previous experience with C.helferi, C.spiralis, C.retrospiralis, thin leaves, slow subtle growth with shades of brown and green.
The aquarium was built at home with my family members and it has been a delightful journey so far.
A big thanks to forums like PlantedTank.net and APC, without which I wouldn't have done this. Congratulations to the team AGA on pulling off another great Contest, Kudos!
People like Vin Kutty, Marian Sterian have been a great inspiration and the reason why I took up this challenge, and of course Tom Barr's scientific approach that makes this hobby logically exciting!