[img=left:f993181723]https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/files/tank2.jpg[/img:f993181723]I am very please to announce that the May 2004 Tank of the Month
belongs to Oliver Knott (plantella)
This is Oliver's favorite tank and I think you will all agree it is arguably his masterpiece. The image to the left was taken 75 days after setup. It is amazing to see the healthy, lush plant growth! Tank Information
- Size: 130cm x 70cm x 70cm (about 560 Liter) or 4.26ft x 2.29ft x 2.29ft (about 147 gallons)
Lightning: 4 x 54Watt (T5 - tube) and 1 x 39Watt (T5 - tube)
Plants: Limnophila aromatica, Ludwigia spec. "Cuba", Eusteralis stellata, Hemianthus callitrichoides, Riccia fluitans, Vesicularia dubyana
Fishes or others: Puntius(Barbus)denisonii, Otocinclus paulinus (spec. "Negro"), Caridina japonica
[img=right:f993181723]https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/files/reflect.jpg[/img:f993181723]The picture to the right is a view at the surface of Vesicularia / Limno.aromatica / Cuba Ludwigia. In this tank Oliver uses the substrate from ADA (Aqua Design Amano) AquaSoil "Malaya". For daily fertilizing he use Dennerle's A1, and for extra iron he uses the iron fertilizer from HAGEN. Lastly, he uses the NPK fertilizer (Nitrate, Phosphorus, Potassium) from HAGEN. Design Concept
Oliver writes, "That not easy to describe. There is not realy a special layout because I don't have much time to think about it when I set up the tank. As decoration I only use a big root and planted them with Vesicularia dubyana. Unfortunately you can't see anything from the root, it is complete overgrown with the moss. "
[img=left:f993181723]https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/files/side.jpg[/img:f993181723]In this tank I use for the first time Ludwigia "Cuba" and Hemianthus callitrichoides. So it was a litte bit of a test tank for these two "new" plants and I was curious to see how they would grow. Also, it was my first experience with this kind of lightning (T5)."
[img=right:f993181723]https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/files/tank1.jpg[/img:f993181723]This is a different angle of the aquarium. Again at 75 days.
[img=left:f993181723]https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/files/flower1.jpg[/img:f993181723]This is a nice shot of Oliver's favorite plant at the moment- Ludwigia "Cuba".
And a close up of the "heart" of Ludwigia "Cuba".
Finally, Oliver's favorite foreground plant- Hemiant. callitrichoides with Amano shrimp and Punitus and Eustralis stellata.