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


2 weeks after PMDD Ferts

This is the way my Hygro polysperma looked approx 3 month ago. Small leaves indicates nitrogen deficiency. The lower leaves started developing black holes and after that, falling off. Today my Hygro looks much better, but the leaves are huge. They are at least 3 times bigger than they were before. The injected CO2 and PMDD fertilisation must be doing great job. Yes, it is true that plants can grow without extra CO2, but do grow much nicer if added.
Photos by Dusko Bojic.


5th month; New look.

I decided to take out all the Water Sprite since it was up-taking all the nutrients not leaving much for the rest of my plant family. As you can see I changed the aquascape a bit. The right corner is now planted with Amazon Sword at the back, covering the filter box, in front there is Java Fern attached to wood and some Anubias nana scattered around the tank . I moved the Bacopa to the back left, beside the Hygro polysperma. This aquascape is going to change in two month time. I will plant some Chain Sword as a foreground plant. I am fertilising the tank with PMDD (Poor Mans Dosing Drops). KNO3, KH2PO4 and NutriSI mikro. I connected two DIY Yeast CO2 bottles to my filter outlet. I am still dosing TMG for Iron. I hope my plants will grow lush and healthy from now on.

Photos by Dusko Bojic.