This one's for you Don Boyer!
I've tried and tried, but I just don't do aquascaping. It's valuable real estate and I just love collecting. I have collectoritis and I am NOT looking for a cure.
Even so Mr. Boyer has been bothering me for some time now to actually see what my current tank looks like and how I have it setup so here it goes.
Tank: ADA 90-P
4 x 39 ATI Sunpower fixture hung 8" above the tank with 2 Giesemann midday and 2 Giesemann aquaflora bulbs.
2 bulbs on for 8 hours a day and all 4 bulbs on for 4 hours in the middle of that "day"
CPR90 Overflow into an old ProClear Sump
Taam Rio 2500 return pipe into vertical spraybar
Pressurized CO2 at more bubbles / second than I can count fed directly into sump return pump.
Mineralized topsoil capped with 2 bags of ADA Amazonia
Fertilization: All autodosed via DIY peristaltic pumps.
10 ml / day Metricide diluted to 1.5%
3.0 ppm / day K dosed using a mix of KCL and KHCO3
8 ml / day Flourish Comprehensive
8 ml / day Flourish Iron
2.0 ppm / day NO3 via KNO3
0.8 ppm / day PO4 via KH2PO4
2 Green Neons
1 Corydoras habrosus
200+ Ramshorn Snails
Sagittaria subulata (the real thing collected locally)
Hygrophila sp. 'Araguaia'
Crypt bullosa 'Bario'
Crypt affinis 'Pahang' metallic red
Crypt usteriana x walkeri
Crypt nurii 'Pahang'
Bucephalandra sp. 'Narcissus'
Echinodorus Uraguayensis 'Minor'
Rotala macrandra 'Japan'
Rotala mexicana 'Green'
Proserpinaca palustris (local variety)
Syngonanthus anomolus 'Madiera'
This picture is just after a major trim "rescape." I'll post in update in 2-3 weeks when things fill back in.