This is my first attempt of aquascape with some better gear and overall , almost Hi-tech setup. It is not made on purpose as hi-tech, but it came to life with time. THis setup is about one year old. It is Amtra wave box 45 tank, with Amtra led system 18w on top. Filter is hang on Eiheim liberty 75 filled with fine fiber filter and usual glax mini as much as I could fit.
As for scape itself, before I managed to talk my wife into dishing out this much cash (
) I had idea to look like iwagumi style tank. Well that failed I guess hehe. Still, at start it was more like plant testing ground and those are oned that managed to stay. I had one colapse of medium type with green hair algae, but usual clealing huge water change helped. Problem was my lazynes as it usualy is with me. I am now on one week at about 20% water change and spoonge clean in aquarium water. Newest addition is my DIY CO2 system as you can see on pictures. THis is first that run good with no air leaking so as you can see current ywast mixture is a bit on low side. Upside of that is that I can turn it on and forget untill i need to replace mixture (2 cups sugar/1/4 tsp of yeast/ 1 tsp of baking soda) . THis mixture maybe better for smaller tanks, but for this next run will be one more cup of sugar and 1/2 tsp of yeast. I expect double bubbles and light green colour on my drop checker. Anyway. along with that it came in tank cuba which you can see arround. As I can see in lasr 4-5 days all plants love more co2 (drop checker was dark blue when I put it in, now is darker green) especialy cuba. I do hope to finally have my carpet.
What I personaly recomend for DIY yeast CO2 reactor is one bottle setup, 2nd water bottle is just oversize buble counter and I dont use that as I have drop checker. 2 holes in cap is problem and use silicone kit fir sealing hoses on cap. It is best and it is flexible. I am thinking if I use same system but add another or even 3 bottles in total and connect them with "t" splitter (as you can see my night safety valve on picture) it could decently power my 2nd planned tank (amtra led system 60 at about 75 liter i think) which fits perfectly on this stand.
Picture is taken today and it is about 4 days after major prunning so tetras are a bit shy still. I plan also to add pne more plant (ceratopterus thalictroides) which are aparently loved by red cherry shrimps. I plan to add some more shrimps to tank aswell, so this way they will have plenty of hiding spots.
I hope you like it and alwaysm any suggestion is more than welcome.
Edit: weekly dosing of Easy-life profito 4,5 ml and in close future I will add root tabs as suplement for older plants.