180 L Planted Aquarium Journal

Through building and maintaining beautiful nature aquaria people re-learn the intricate connections between forms of life, plants, fish, microorganism and humans. Riches and beauty come from harmony, from balance. Aquaria are great teachers of this truth. Takashi Amano


The 1st day

3rd of February. The day the aquarium was delivered to my door. Installation took around hour or so. Placed in position it was ready to be filled with the English, 2-5 mm, natural gravel. Gravel was rinsed well and placed in the tank. I put in around 40kg. The substrate depth in front is 5 cm & 12 cm in the back.
At the end I filled the tank with warm water ( 27'C ) put the water conditioner ( chloramine & heavy metals remover ) and let it run for two days. The water was very cloudy.