September 2014 TOTM by Aeralon

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  1. wearsbunnyslippers
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    Tank: W1200 x D450 x H480 (mm) 260L
    Lighting: 3 x 45W (135W) Juwel HighLite Day T5’s + Reflectors. (7am-12am <siesta> 4pm-9pm)
    Filtration: Cascade 1500 Canister Filter (1275 lph) with Fluval surface skimmer
    Heating: 200W Juwel Heater. Water temp @ 26'C
    Substrate: ADA Power Sand Special L ; ADA Bacter 100 ; ADA Aqua Soil - Amazonia
    Ferts: Seachem product range using EI. (Flourish; Excel ; Iron ; Potassium ; Trace ; Prime ; Stability)
    CO2: Vista pressurised CO2 unit with regulator (2 bubbles per second)
    pH: 6.4
    Water change: 50% every week

    Flora: Alternanthera reineckii 'rosaefolia' ; Bolbitis heudelotii ; Cryptocoryne parva; Didiplis diandra ; Glossostigma elatinoides ; Hemianthus micranthemoides ; Lagarosiphon major ; Ludwigia arcuate ; Ludwigia brevieps ; Riccia fluitans ; Rotala sp. 'Colorata' ; Rotala sp. 'Green' ; Rotala wallichii ; Sagittaria subulata ; Syngonanthus sp. 'Belem' ; Taxiphyllum barbieri

    Fauna: Danio margaritatus ; Hemigrammus erthrozonus ; Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi ; Ancistris; Farlowella ; Otocinclus ; Rineloricaria lanceolata.

    Inverts: Caridina multidentata ; Neocaridina heteropoda var. Fire Red ; Palaemonetes paludosus


    Inspiration: I am a huge fan of Amano Takashi and his philosophy of recreating nature and focusing on maintaining balance & harmony within the miniature ecosystem. I continue to be inspired by the quiet art of Iwagumi and the pursuit of asymmetrical balance within an aquascape. I find the Zen principles in Japanese gardening and landscaping very inspiring and believe that gardens, whether terrestrial or aquatic are an personal expression of your relationship with nature.

    Comments: This scape is just over 15weeks old, and I would never have been able to achieve this result so quickly were it not for the fantastic suppliers who continue to secure us access to international quality product ranges like ADA as well as a splendid variety of plants seldom seen in our LFS. Thank you guys for helping us elevate our ability & capacity to be able to compete on the international stage which will continue to raise awareness and interest in the amazing Art of Aquascaping in this country. :D
     
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    congrats!
     
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    Well done @Aeralon! Most deserved :) Congrats
     
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    Congrats...sweet, sweet tank!!
     
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    Congratulations! :occasion14:
     
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    Nice one man!!
     
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    Awesome tank Dude. Would love to see it one day.
     
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    Congrats! Awesome looking tank.
    Also a very well taken photo.
     
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    Nice tank and nice to see some fish :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Stunning tank! Welldone!
     
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