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My 'Don't flunk me out of school' High Tech 22 Long

As the title hints, my goal with this tank was to create a pleasing high tech aquascape while simultaneously not ruining my future. A lofty goal, I know. I'm work a full time job, a part time job and attend school in preparation for PA school this fall. My cup runneth over.

My last tank was a stem tank and took roughly the same amount of time to maintain as a run-of-the-mill romantic relationship. It eventually succumbed to neglect. The tank that is.

Inspired by, you guessed it, Takashi Amano, I decided to try my hand at Nature Aquarium style. Over about a 6 month period I collected bits and pieces of equipment to create this 'scape. A general idea of what I wanted morphed into a sort of check list for what I wanted with this project. The list looked something like this.

Rimless tank
Lily Pipes
CO2
Adjustable light with an adjustable 24hr setting/ramp up-ramp down
Super fresh stand
Slow growing, slow light plants exclusively to reduce ferts/trimming.
Cosmetic sand, because it's a Nature Aquarium

I checked this list off with the following

-Mr Aqua 22 Long
-Lily Pipes (wayyy cheaper when you order from aliexpress)
-CO2 regulator and tank from previous troublesome stem plants aquarium, CO2Art regulator, 10#er
tank.
-Chihiros WRGB 90cm
-Home made stand, maybe not super fresh, but I like it, and much cheaper.
-Ferns, anubias, buce, AR. Unwillingly and unfairly stolen from my other tank.
- A grocery bag of sand similarly unwillingly and unfairly stolen from a local irrigation canal.

The stand in making:



Finished with the tank and light



Hard Scape



Okay, big reveal: Here is the tank today, three months later, I'm really pleased with it. I'll fill in some more information on the in between time in future posts. Short story, the tank has been a pleasure and only takes a tiny bit of my time. Relationships/work/school are all still progressing swimmingly and I get to have this at home. Not too shabby.

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I think of aquarium keeping as 'meanness insurance.'
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