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 3rd day

The aquarium was running fine and the temperature was 27'C. The day for planting. I bought 2 Heteranthera zosterifolia, 2 Ceratopteris thalictroides, 1 Hygrophila polysperma " Rosanervig ", 1 Hygrophila corymbosa " angustifolia ", 1 Hygrophila polysperma & 1 Bacopa australis.I stuck into the gravel, beside each plant, iron rich substrate fertiliser. No water column fertiliser yet !!!
Once all was done I put the Sera CO2 diffuser in action by adding a CO2 tablet in it. It releases also some trace elements beneficial for good plant growth. The water was still cloudy, but the filter was cleaning well. Every day I rinse a lot of brown water out of it.