Hello everyone, my name is Jaakko, hailing from Warsaw, Poland. (I'm from Finland though) I've been in the hobby for 25yrs but until last years fish always came first. Then I ended up on AGA competition pages and decided to give plants a go. I've had this tank for 2,5 years but the previous scape just never took flight so during xmas holidays I did almost total re-make. This set-up is now 2 weeks old, starting to grow-in.
I'll be happy for all kinds of comments. I've been aiming for fairly low tech, fairly low maintenance living-room center piece. I'm sorry the photos are mediocre quality, our better camera suffered battle-damage during new year celebrations.
Tank: 120cm long 60cm high, bow-front, appr. 325 litres.
Light: 2x150W metal-halide
Filtration: outside Eheim prof. II, inside Aqua-El sponge/keramic filter
Maintenance: 25% water change 2-4 times/month, daily liquid CO2, weekly Profito fertilization, weekly Easylife Fosfo and Ferro.
Substrate: mixed gravel and under that Pro-Soil.
Background: "blue lagoon"-paper. I would have gone for black but my better half insisted on this one.
Hardscape: manzanita roots?
pogostemon octopi ?
echinodorus bleheri, hopefully hiding the equipment as it grows
two variations of cryptocoryne (wendtii, I think)
hygrophila pinnifatida both on wood and in substrate
red lotus in a plastic pot, wrapped in nylon pantyhose to prevent taking over the tank
Quite a mixed bunch, some my own purchases, some I've been saving from quitting hobbyists.
9 rummynose tetras
8 black neons
10 corydoras rabauti or aenatus
2 german blue rams
3 keyhole cichlids
2 butterfly plecos
3 nerite snails
10+ assassin snails
+- 15 amano shrimps