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


In just ten days ...

10 days is all Hygrophila polysperma needs to get to the surface. Few more days and it will over-run the left side of the tank.
Big changes; I stopped using CO2 Yeast DIY !!! Why? I would like my plants to grow slower, because of fertilising. I will change 25% of water every month now, and add 10ml of each PMDD + 10ml of TMG for Iron.
The real reason for doing this are the Amano shrimps. I will try to breed and raise them again, and fertilisers contain copper that can accumulate after some time and effect the shrimps.
Now I am better prepared for breeding this fantastic shrimp! I collected all I need. 3 of my Amanos are carrying eggs, so all I have to do is wait for about 20 days, to put them into the hatching tank. More info on Caridina japonica breeding Vol.2