As promised now my main tanks lightings up, heres a couple of snaps
@Tonyh, that's some impressive Discus, esp your brilliant Turqs, lovely colouring
@Tim S, again you've certainly also got a natural talent also, that discus tank is pretty sweet.
While Discus arnt as hard to keep as they once were, its still no easy ride, kudos to you both for such fine examples
im jealous. When I can afford a Rio350 im gonna go Discus for sure.
To give a sense of scale on the image directly below, the tank is 1m long (180L), and the sword leaves you can see at top of water hanging down the front glass are from the background plants and hang right over, leaves & stems around 1m long! the normally very shy dwarf pencils play and swim happily under this canopy bold as brass
Red Eye Tetras
Octo Dwarf Cats
Apistogramma Cockatiel Cichlids
4-Stripe Dwarf Pencil Fish
18Kg of S American driftwood (2 pieces)
25Kg of Unipac Amazonia Black Sand
Juwel Boiflow 600 Filtration/heater unit
2x T5 895mm Nature 45W with Reflectors 8 hour Photoperiod
30% weekly water change with Seachem Prime
Nightly Easylife EasyCarbo Feed
5ml Seachem Flourish Daily feed
Seachem plant tabs in substrate
Tank has been up and running for approx. 16months.
All plants are Echindorus species in main tank from around River Negro and Southern America
Christmas Tree Moss (poetic licence)
Tennalus Swords (foreground plantlets) started with 3 motherplants just over a year ago.........!!
And a snapshot of a Nanotank im currently setting up for my mum. (30x30x45) 30L
lightly stocked atm with 6 Microrasboras (1cm long) and 2 dwarf harlequins which I believe shes away for 4 more to make up her dither fish shoal and 6 crystal red shrimp when they arrive next week
All live plantings btw.
I find setting up a tank and its ecosystem just as thrilling as actually stocking them
next projects getting into Aquascaping I think, as soon as I can convince my other half we should have another couple of tanks