46 gallon tank bow front
Dimensions: 36 x 15 x 20
Lighting: Single 36" 110Watt All Glass compact flourecent
w/ GE Freshwater/Saltwater Aquaray bulbs
CO2: 5lb cylinder w/ a DIY reactor
Filteration: Eheim 2213
Substrate: 100% Seachem Onyx
Finally! A real effort to aquascape. I satisfy my collectoritis with my
75G tank, so
this is the tank that actually gets to be aquascaped. Although it's seen
of major changes, the number of plant species is kept under control. At
time of this picture, the aquascape is about 6 months old. Its coming
as planned, though a little behind schedule. The hairgrass underwent a
slowdown for some unknown reason and STILL hasn't covered the foreground
completely. That forced me to add another foreground plant, Marselia crenata,
but I'd still rather have the hairgrass take over. I also am having trouble
to figure out what to keep in the back-middle of the tank. I recently
changed it to rotala sp. 'green' - hopfully it'll grow in as planned.
filamentosa, is one of my favorite inhabitants
of this tank. The picture doesn't do this fish justice. When the
light hits it just right, the irredescance is breathtaking! I've
got 4 males and 2 females. I'll try
to get them to spawn in a few months.
stand of Hydrocotyle verticillata to the front left
of the tank offers visual interest to an otherwise boring section.
This plant, originally in my 75G tank, almost got thrown out but
I decided to give it a chance in my 46
and I'm glad I did!
several 'uncommon' plant species in here. Rotala sp. 'green',
Calitriche sp., Marselia crenata, Microsorium pteropus 'narrow leaf'.
I received from Eric Leung, who's website e-aquaria.com and aquascapes
are an inspiration. Microsorium pteropus 'narrow leaf', I received 8 months
as two 3" peices from Loh, an active member of the APD from Singapore.
a beautiful plant with 1/3 inch wide, 9 inch long leaves. It is for sure
part of my plant collection.
The calitriche sp. is another plant I received from
a member of the APD. Its a US native, with delicate stems and leaves.
to see it in person to appreciate it.
I love the contrast between the gray of onyx and green of plants. Thats
why I've also
limited the number of red plants in here - the only one is ludwigia arcuata.
I'm trying to get a small stand of it going behind the calitriche. Since
texture is similar, the color contrast should really bring a nice touch
The shape of this tank makes it a challange to light up properly. The
front corners are always
a little dark and a good amount of consideration has to go into decided
what to grow there.
Overall a very pleasing tank to look at. I will post newer pictures on
here as the foreground