Layout 38 (225 L)


 

Technique

Volume: 225 L
Light: T5 8 x 21W, Dymax Tropical
Gravel: Råda sand 0.8-1.2 mm
Filter: Eheim heating unit, 100W
CO2: 25 mg/L
Fertiliser (weekly): 40 ml Premium Fertiliser+ 20 ml Specialised
Maintenance (hours per week): ½-1
 by Tropica

Red granite stones and solid mangrove roots build up the hardscape in this aquarium. With the good lighting and CO2 supply the compact, reddish araguaia and the slim Proserpinaca and arcuata find their right place. The somewhat demanding Utricularia has found foothold at the bottom of the Spiky moss which together with Monosolenium form a picture frame in the middle of the aquarium. A solid bottom cover of Eleocharis, helferi and Hydrocotyle create contrast and bring out each other's leaf structures.

Tip! Be careful with stones and roots close to the front glass pane. Optically, these move even more to the front of the aquarium when it is filled with water, which can obstruct the cleaning of the front glass pane.

Note: Plant C on the drawing is Ludwigia arcuata which is no longer produced by Tropica. Plant G, Echinodorus 'Vesuvius' is also discontinued.