Autumn In Japan
created this aquascape to give the viewer the feeling of a Japanese
pond in autumn. This is a very simple design, made using only
artificial plants. The tank was built for Carassius auratus, a
beautiful fish that eats a lot and pollutes the water in a very
short time. So I used the cases of 2 biological filters, one on the
left side and one on the right, one filled only with ceramic
cylinders for bacteria, the other one filled only with sponge for a
good, mechanical filtration.
problem here was to cover the filters without having a flat look.
When you have to do parallels, in aquascape design, you always have
to find the way to unbalance the decoration not to have a boring,
too geometrical design. In this case I used a plant on the rear that
creates a wave from the left to the right. In this way the
"geometric" look changes, and the aquascape becomes more
Tank : cm. 85
X 40 X 55
Temperature :20° C.
Lights : 2 neon 20 watt, one for plants (even if I used
artificial plants, the reddish colour of the light makes the
Carassius auratus more shinny) and one 10.000°K fluorescent tube.
Mechanical parts: 1 biological filter 30 lt. filled
only with ceramic cylinders plus 1 filter 30 Lt with only sponge,
and 2 pumps, one for bacteria of 650 Lt/h and the other one of 900
Chemistry : KH>10, pH>8, GH>12, NO2=0,
Water change: every 2 weeks, 1/2 of the total water.