I made this tank in 2010. I didnt have even a single thread to show in my statistics so posting this old tank here. It has been dismantled though.
dimension - 36x18x18 inches
substrate- contro soil with prodac fondo vivo, ADA nile sand
light- 2x 15 W t5 ,4x 18 W pll 6500k
decoration- Some driftwood and locally collected stones
JAVA FERN WRINKLE LEAF...
jf narrow leaf
jf neesle leaf
j f phillipine
Here's the hardscape plan...
AND I STARTED....
I wanted to make 3 separate tanks- Nature/ Jungle/ Iwagumi.
But due to financial crisis, combined all of 'em in one
Island with rocks...
On the wood-
1.JAVA FERN WRINKLE LEAF...
2. jf narrow leaf
3.jf needle leaf
4. j f phillipine
now to make jungle At the back, 6 varieties of crypts come into picture...
my tennelus carpet ...
my samll pressurised system....
thanks once again to rocky sir...
just added a swordtail molly to start up the nitrogen cycle
And this was the tank after 3-4 months
this was my tank in may...
n now my tank looks like----
with a school of congo tetras...
they nibbles a lot ...
And here are some pics of a DIY arrangement I made to shift this tank to another place as I was changing my apartment.
I kept a piece of plywood on the frame and called some friends to help me. We were on third floor and there was NO lift
Afterwords they robbed me and drank a whole barrel of beer
There is no such sad sight like a dismantled tank
Used to keep P. Scalers in the tank.
Some more of of my creations-
My breeding pair-
My 8 feet Discus Tank -
I would like to tell you that the magnum opus was my first planted aquarium. Since then I am trying to learn more and more on planted stuff. I'll be starting my next scape in this august once I reach USA for my grad studies.
Hope you have enjoyed a lot