Today I’m going to look at the third and fourth aquarium I set up. As before, my aim here was firstly to set up as near perfect a place for my fish to live as I could but also to make the tank a living work of art.
The third tank was the biggest. It was a 126 litre Angel Fish aquarium:
My last tank was based in this brilliant book:
‘The Ecology of the Planted Aquarium’ by Diana Walstad. It was a fantastic book which not only shows you how to balance plants and fish in a completely natural way but explains all the water chemistry behind it. It was a 37 lire ecological aquarium.
It has gravel on the top and John Innes No 3 underneith that to give the plants a proper growing environment without resorting to expensive artificially made aquatic substrates. In here I put a variety of fish. First I used it for a growing on some Kribesis I had bred in a temporary tank. Then I grew on some female bettas (fighting fish). Then I put a small school of baby rummy nosed tetras in there with a male siamese fighter and a bristlenosed cat. (Fish I grew on went to my local store to be sold.)
It was my favourite tank and I have a similar set up now. I like it because instead of tweaking the environment this tank is based around being completely natural.