135galADGclient tank w/ADAsubstrate
This is a client's 135 gallon. I wanted to go for a lower maintenance aquascape with some real highlight/shadow contrasts, but overall, a slightly darker, more subdued theme with minimal species.
The tank is now well over a year old and has been reworked a couple of times, mostly in the midground. There was stemmed plants at one time that simply were not working (though this previous version of this tank is my book and on the ADG website). When a large quantity of high quality Anubias coffeeafolia became available, I knew it would be a much better match in this layout.
So here is a tank at well over a year with full ADA substrate system, primarily root feeders (Cyperus and crypts) that is still going strong (stronger than ever in fact). Water column dosing is minimal-- SeaChem Flourish, Iron, and Potassium once per week after changes (Seachem used because I only see this tank once a week and ADA liquid ferts on a tank this size are not all that economical for this particular client). .