40 Gallon

Our Very First Large Planted Tank
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DATE: August, 2005

TANK CAPACITY: 40 Gallons

FILTRATION: Eheim 2217

LIGHTING: 4xT5 6800k

CO2: 5LB + AZOO Regulator

SUBSTRATE: ADA Amazonia + Power Sand Special M

ADDITIVES: ADA Bacter 100, Tourmaline BC, Clear Super

FERTILIZER: ADA Brighty K, STEP 1, LIGHTS, ECA, Gain Green

HEATING: Jager 200w

HARDSCAPE: Manzanita Wood

FLORA: Various species

FAUNA: Rasbora pauciperforata

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This large planted tank features multiple medium to large branches of Manzanita Wood that were soaked in water for 2 months. The tank was initially planted with palm-sized patches of Taiwan Moss (Taxiphyllum alternans) that grew slowly and eventually covered the branches. Consistent trimming of plants was needed in order to maintain the aquascape and stop overhanging plants from over shading the plants below. The sole purpose of this tank was to enter the 2006 International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest hosted by Aqua Design Amano. Healthy and quick plant growth were required and many lessons were learned during its lifespan. The depth that is explored by hardscape and plant placement was one of its most captivating qualities.

2007 International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest Rank #77

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