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User lanvin
Size standard 2.5' x 1' x 1'
Date Started 1 July 2007
Lighting Custom lighting with reflector: 2 nos 23W PL-C
Equipment Filter: Jebo 505 HOB Cooling system: 2 3" PC fan
CO2 no CO2
Substrate bottom Layer: 1/2" garden soil Medium Layer: 2" Laterite Top Later: 1/2" river sand (d50=2mm)
Parameters Temp: 29-30 pH: 7-7.2 KH: 2
Fertilization No Fert, Just extra fish food and unremoved decaying plants
Plants Java Fern, Java Moss, comboda, tiger lotus, hydrophillia, vallis, and unknown crypt
Inhabitants 16 harlequin rasbora, 5 chocolate gourami, 1 SAE, 6 cherry shrimp, 2 nerite snails.
Comments The tank is a low maintenance, Diana Walstad style tank. Currently about 4 months old and still settling. Algae is a problem due to low plant mass and highly fertilised garden soil, but showing sign of improvement in recent weeks. Comments Welcomed.
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Mark F.
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I thought I commented on this tank shortly after you posted, but see here that I must have spaced it out way back then! Anyway, I just want to say that I really like the naturalistic feel of this tank - a little more 'scaped than some others who take the Diane Walstead approach. The rolling hills of substrate are just right; not too little, or too much. Any more recent pics?

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