Hi there guys. My name is Frank. I have being in the hobby since i was about ten years old. my latest tank is a 110gallon tank. I have had the tank for about 4 years now, and recently decided that it was time to throw everything out and do something new.
the philosophy of the new design is simplicity and to have very low maintenance with almost 0 trimming required. so the most suitable plant that came into my mind was Anbuis Nana! and to make thing a little challenging, i also decided to have a HC foreground.
I actually picked up the plants today and just finished planting them all in the tank. so the tank may look a little clumsy and cloudy atm.
the driftwood (actually they are roots!) were imported from asia.
I changed my four 150w Metal halides to T5HOs (its a fixture with four 80w bulbs and also with Moonlights built in!) I didn't think the Anbuis would thrive under my MH lights, thats why I switched to T5HO.
The tank has two eheim 2028 filters. One runs the inline heaters, and the other is connected to inline co2 reactor and a 36w UV light.
the inhabitants include 6 congos, 6 columbia tetra, 6 Barboides gracilis and One discus (the only survivor from my previous discus purchase). btw, i am planing to get some otos for the tank.. how many should i get?
alrite, enough talking. lets see some pictures!
Here are the drifwoods. I am still trying to sink them. but too bad, the anubis are already here. so gotta tie them now!
here are the one hundred pots of Anubis nana! lots of work coming up!
here are the HC. lets hope they will form a nice carpet!
here is another shot of the plants.
how will the anbuis get attached to the driftwood? fish line of course! really takes patience here.
well~ 4 hours and 100 anbuis plants later, the tank has really came alive. these shots were taken just after I threw the plants in. so the water is still kinda cloudy and fish stunned. I will try to post some updated pics after the plants really settles in.
I am gonna replant the HC tommorow when i get more of it. enjoy