This is my first time setting up a Nano Blackwater Aquarium, the neon tetra biotope is something iv always wanted to recreate. By nano, I mean 60 litres. Its a special tank, one that’s meant for turtles. So its long (80cm) but not very wide or high, its 30cm wide, and only 24.5cm high! That’s very shallow. Considering such small dimensions, this tank is great for a small, fast swimming fish.
The 64 litre shrimp/neon Tetra tank had overgrown to the point where no light was entering the tank. The fish were happy as ever, obviously. But the tank looked a bit overgrown, and a bit of a mess. To stem my boredom of this tank, I decided to rescape the whole tank. Complete re-scape Doing a […]
How I removed BBA. Iv never had a tank without plants. So to be honest ripping out all my plants and being able to see everything was something I wanted to experience. A fresh start. The reason I recently done this (recent to this post) is to completely remove BBA (Black Beard Algae). My only […]
After an outbreak in algae, most of my plant leaves went from a lush green to a plagued brown colour. I blame the newly added fertilisers for this. So I stopped dosing fertilisers. I tried to cut off as many leaves as I could but after a few weeks the tank really started to annoy […]
The summer is slowly creeping around the corner and my garden is getting lots of sun. Time to set up an outdoor aquarium plant tub to take full advantage and experiment. A standard plastic tub, that sits outside in direct sunlight, and grows aquarium plants. It’s more of an experiment to see if it will […]