My first aquascape attemp - Journal

Discussion in 'El Natural & Low Tech' started by Kam Sandhu, 13 Sep 2014.

  1. Kam Sandhu

    Kam Sandhu Member

    11 Aug 2014
    Hi all,

    Thought I would write a little journey on my first attempt on a 'low tech' aquascape.

    I tried to post this in journals section, but I couldn't.

    So, I have a Juwel Rio 180, internal filter with uprated pump, 1000lph and 2 x 45w T5 bulbs.

    This used is what it looked like yesterday morning.


    And this is what it looks like now.


    Substrate is Eco Complete - 4 bags. Hugo Kashimi natural gravel.

    Manzanita wood with Java Moss attached, didn't quite come out how I liked but I hope it will grow to be nice.

    Eleocharis sp mini in the substrate, I hope this will carpet nicely.

    Current lights on six hours a day. I will like to extend this after weeks or months.

    I will start by dosing aquarium plant food uk ferts twice a week and Excel every other day or every day, not quite sure on the Excel.

    All doses are a 1/4 of the stated dosage. Will amend as I have to.

    I only have about 22 fish. Plan on adding to these in a month or so, some bottom feeders and shrimp as long as everything in the tank is good.

    All comments, improvements and criticisms welcome.

    Thank you
    allan angus, Deano3 and Jaap like this.
  2. EnderUK

    EnderUK Member

    26 Jan 2014
    I would add some taller plants, somewhere for the fish to take refuge if they get stressed. That ship is epic.

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