If anyone would like to view the tank in it's previous guise as a zero-maintenance, self sustaining setup then you can read the old thread over on UKAPS (I hope they're OK to link to mods, please remove if not) - http://ukaps.org/for...hp?f=35&t=14521
90cm x 30cm x 90cm (LxHxD)
Substrate - mix of Westland's Aquatic Compost, 'Original AquaSoil' and builder's grit, topped with Unipac and Dennerle black sand.
Hardscape - red lava rock and heather, all locally collected.
70w Metal Halid light
Eheim 2324 thermofilter
pH 7.5 ish, TDS 160ppm, 22-23 deg C
6 Sawbwa resplendens
11 Yunnanilus sp 'Rosy'
8 Danio erythromicron
3 Otocoinclus affinis
3 Dario hysginon
Cherry shrimp, Caradinia simoni simoni and Hyallela azteca
Eleocharis acicularis and 'mini'
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis and mauritania
Microsorum pteropus 'trident'
Hydrocotyle verticillata, tripartita and leucocephela
Aponogeton crispus 'red'
Ammania sp 'Bonsai'
Peace lilies and golden pothos emergent
The water is taking weeks to clear- either a bacterial bloom feeding on the very deep substrate, or fine dust from the unwashed grit, I'm not sure.
Will do a proper photo shoot when it's fully cleared, but in the meantime a quick video -
Edited by BigTom, 13 August 2012 - 01:10 PM.