54G – New Aquascape!

March 20th, 2008

After thinking about it for a long time, I finally got around to re-aquascaping my 54G corner tank in my living room. This tank has had roughly the same aquascape for 2-3 years, and being a low-tech tank, has always seemed to kick along without much intervention from me. It might not be my most impressive tank, but it’s consistently, well, okay.

54G New Aquascape
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With the new scape, I wanted to incorporate some rock into what had previously been a very wood-dominated aquascape. So, I grabbed my largest available piece of porous mossy rock, put it on the left/middle side, and went from there. I kept the plants the same, utilizing tons of anubias, java fern, crypts, and bolbitis. I’m not really happy with the foreground, and may try growing some Marsilea quadrafolia, but I’m unsure as to whether or not it will hug the substrate as this is a tall tank without a ton of light on top (only 110W). All in all, this is a scape-in-progress, but I wanted to document how it looked initially, so that I can keep track of how it progresses. Comments and suggestions are always welcome!

2 Responses to “54G – New Aquascape!”

  1. Tennessee Mom Says:

    I have the same corner tank, so it’s great to see how others have aquascaped them. Unfortunately, I’ve had to aquascape around my large pleco’s cave, which is a challenge. But I have to meet his needs. What lighting do you have? I’d love to see a picture.

  2. guitarfish Says:

    The lighting over this tank is a JBJ Formosa 2x65W fixture. I think I currently have 55W bulbs in there, as they’re the same size/pin configuration. I do not like this fixture, however, as it is very noisy! Really, I have a love/hate relationship with corner tanks in general. They’re hard to light and scape, but they fit very nicely into my living room. I’d like to see a picture of your tank!

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