This is an aquarium set up by us at a client’s residence. We shall take you along our journey of this tank as it progresses from the day of its inception to its current form.
Preamble: The client called us for a new tank as his existing one (a chinese import) was leaking. We visited him and found that the cabinet had weakened because it had taken in water and had sagged, leading to the bottom glass bending and cracking. This is a common problem found in most of these imported tanks. The basic reason being the use of particle board which tends to absorb water and swell. The client decided to go in for a slightly larger one, handcrafted by us. We decided we would use most of what was available and lessen the burden for the client.
Tank – 180cm * 60cm * 60cm – 180 Gallons
Cabinet – Custom made steel and marine plywood cabinet with 4 doors
Filtration – Eheim Classic 600 – 1 nos, One Chinese make (existing).
Lighting – Aquazonic 39W x 8 T5HO tubes, timer controlled.
CO2 – Pressurized CO2, dual gauge regulator with solenoid, ISTA inline reactor, timer controlled.
Substrate – Existing pre-mix of Aquaclay and Controsoil with JBL Florapol substrate fertilizer.
Decor – Red Moor driftwood and dragon rocks.
Plants – Echinodorus tenellus, E. cordifolius (Marble Queen Yellow), E. rubin, Cryptocoryne wendtii, Cyperus helferi, Ludwigia arcuata, Rotala najean, Anubias barteri var. barteri, A. nana, Microsorum pteropus (Java Fern), Hygrophila pinnatifida.