Inspiration and step-by-step to set up Layout 86 (182 L) by Stuart Worrall
- Exotic Aquaristic Blog for Aquascaping Expertise
- 30 Sep, 2016
Large pieces of Seiryu Stone were used in the Aquascape to provide a rocky outcrop view in the tank. These were supported upon polystyrene sheets in order not to stress the glass at the base of the tank. Once these rocks were positioned several pieces of Manzanita Wood were used to run through the cracks in the rock to provide a harmonious balance of rock/wood in nature. Various mosses and Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" were used to disguise the edges where the rock met the wood where the wood had been tied to secure it from floating.
Around this, several rocky hill stem plants were used alongside detail plants like hairgrass, crypts and Rotala 'Bonsai' to provide colour and diversity in the aquascape.
Pencilfish were used as a shoal in the tank alongside Red Cherry Barbs and Red Cherry shrimp.
▫ Aquarium: TMC
▫ Volume: 182 L
▫ Light: 1 x 150mh
▫ Substrate: Tropica substrate
▫ Gravel: Aquasoil
▫ Filter: Eheim 2078 + ADA ES-600
▫ CO2: 25PPM
▫ Fertiliser (weekly): Premium Fertiliser 45 ml + Specialised 45 ml
▫ Maintenance (hours per week): 1-2
Plants used in this layout:
- Taxiphyllum 'spiky '
- Vesicularia ferriei 'Weeping'
- Anubias 'Petile'
- Hemianthus callitrichoides ' Cuba '
- Hemianthus micranthemoides
- Ludwigia palustris
- Echinodorus tenellus
- Rotala 'Bonsai'
- Cryptocoryne beckettii
- Cryptocoryne wendtii 'tropica'
- Cryptocoryne parva