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 END of my 180 L tank and the New beginning.

I introduced this interesting looking fan shrimp about a month ago. After not having seen it for 3 weeks, I thought it had died. But then 4 days ago after a serious water change it appeared nice and shiny, filtrating water for food. Am I happy about it??? Well, you bet I am :-)
This exemplar is a 4cm female (males have large front legs).

I decided to dismantle this aquarium of mine and start with new fish, plants and over all lay-out, aquascape. I am still thinking what to do with my SAEs, Otos and shrimps since they are something I don't wanna part with (my lovely algae eating army).
I have a very nasty green surface algae slime for a month now, and it doesn't seem to be leaving, no matter how many times I clean it. I believe the Amazon Sword is to be blamed for this, or better me, that use to prune it so that stalks would be left at about 3-4cm to rot and release green slime. That's it, no more Amazon Sword for me, thanks ;-)

I will lock this blog and start another one. Thanks for being around.

Kind regards, Dusko.
Photos by Dusko Bojic.