My Aquarium

Brisbane
Volume 160 Liters
Dimensions 90cm x 45cm x 45cm
Make Sky clear 3ft
Timeline

Introduction

This is my second attempt at a Dutch style aquascape. My last scape was poorly planned and the algae just took over. Since then I have doubled my lighting and filtration, and so far I think I've learnt from my mistakes.

Photos

Measurements

98
TDS
Phosphate
Iron
Temperature
Nitrate
6.0
pH
1
GH
Nitrite
Ammonia
1.0
Alkalinity

Inhabitants

76 Fish

7 Coral Red Dwarf Pencilfish Nannostomus Mortenthaleri
50 Green Neon Tetra Paracheirodon Simulans
2 Otocinclus Catfish Otocinclus sp.
2 Pigmy Corydoras Armatus Corydoras Armatus
10 syngonanthus belem syngonanthus belem

20 Invertebrate

20 Black Cherry Shrimp Neocaridina denticulata sinensis

399 Plants

10 Alternanthera reineckii "Mini Alternanthera reineckii
2 Bucephalandra Bucephalandra
5 Hygrophila Pinnatifida Hygrophila Pinnatifida
10 Limnophilia mini vietnam Limnophilia mini vietnam
20 Ludwigia Cuba Ludwigia Cuba
20 Ludwigia Pantanal Ludwigia Pantanal
20 Ludwigia senegalensis Ludwigia senegalensis
15 Ludwigia tornado Ludwigia tornado
20 Persicaria sp. 'Sao Paulo' Persicaria sp 'Sao Paulo'
50 Rotala Colorata Rotala Colorata
40 Rotala H'ra Rotala H'ra
20 Rotala butterfly
50 Rotala rotundifolia Rotala rotundifolia
10 Rotala sp "Goias" Rotala sp "Goias"
50 Rotala sp. green Rotala sp green
20 Staurogyne Repens Tropicana Staurogyne Repens Tropicana
5 Tonina fluviatilis Tonina fluviatilis
2 Utricularia graminifolia Utricularia graminifolia
10 erio setaceum erio setaceum
20 ludwigia arcuata ludwigia arcuata

Equipment

Lighting
Cheap T5 8*39w
Heater
Dosing
BOC cylinder
Chiller
Desk fan
Additive
Easylife Easycarbo
Easylife Ferro
Easylife Fluid Filter
Easylife Fluid Filter Media
Easylife Potassium
Substrate
Clay Balls
Other
Borneo wild flow pipes
Co2
Sera reactor

On average you perform a 65.4% water change every 3 days.

0% total water change in February.

Diary Entries View all Diary Entries

Trimmed all plants
Increased Co2
Closed dead band on chiller thermostat to 2℃ tank temperature now stays between 26℃-26.2℃ plants seem to be coming back after stuntinng.
CO2 test-116ppm
Adding lots of trace elements as a trial and error experiment. Tds still very low but this is bringing it back up.
Suspect low tds is causing the stunted growth.
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