Takashi Amano, you did this to me. Ever since I saw your stunning natural waterscapes, I have been mesmerized. I don’t know what it touches in me exactly, but I’m so delighted to be able to play with these elements.
Here’s my first attempt at a nature aquarium on a large scale. I set it up over the weekend. It’ll be a couple of weeks before the filter system is cycled to the point where it’s safe for fish. In the meantime, I can’t figure out why staring at plants and rocks in water is more compelling than television.
Here’s the list of gear: 40 gallon ADA rimless aquarium, Eheim classic 250 filter, Aquatic Life 30-inch T5 lights, Archaea Pro co2 regulator that can handle a variety of tanks.
Here are the plants: hemianthus callitrichoides, glossostigma elatinoides, selaginella wildenowii, echinodorus amazonicus, anubia congensis, dracaena sanderiana, and, of course, Java ferns.
Aquarium geek and proud.