*Disclaimer : I'm not an aquascaper, just a plant keeper, LOL *
I don't claim this tank to be an Iwagumi scape/layout, I just wanted something to help me with everyday stress at the office
Tank : 40 cms (16") long, 25 cms (10"), high, 35 cms (14")width (10 cms were made for filtration and DIY Co2) 6mm regular glass glued with black silicon
Capacity : 35 liters (9.25 galons), 25 (6.6 gal) for inhabitants, decor and plants, 5 (1.3 gal) for filtration an 5 (1.3 gal) for the DIY setup.
Stand : Office furniture.
Base : Acrylic and polyestirene (sp ?).
Lighting : 2 x 15 watts 6,500 °K GE CF, lamp made of aluminum and glass mirrors, covered by an acrylic drawer.
Filtration : Modular with Hagen sponges and Sera floss. In the last chamber is a Boyu internal filter, this filter serves as a Co2 diffuser as well.
Co2 : DIY
Temperature : Pre-Set 25 watts submersible Sunny heater in the filter's last chamber, Azoo mini thermometer.
Subtrate : Mexican 2-3 mm. Onyx with some osmocote granules.
Decor : 3 black lava rocks.
Flora : Lemna Minor, Najas Guadalupensis, Echinodorus Tenellus and Eleocharis Párvula.
Fauna : 10 Cherry shrimpp, snails. There was an Otocinclus Affinis but it past away during the move to the office. As soon as I can I will take a look to see which fish specie I could introduce without representing danger to my shrimp.
Fertilizers : EI-sh
W/C : 50% Weekly
Before showing you the pics, I would like to mention that the entire seup is DIY (Except the obvious)
Now... tha pics:
Sight from my chair :
Do you notice it change a bit ? lol.
Left side :
Snail sneaking Lemna Minor's roots :
For what is worth, I cycled the tank at home wit just a few plants, now they are bigger.
Rocks : 1Alfredo
Eleocharis Parvula : Wartime, 1Alfredo
Najas Guadalupensis : Fong
Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this thread, and any input will be greatly appreciated .
Guillermo / Mexico City