HOME

GEORGE RECLOS

FRANK PANIS

FRANCESCO ZEZZA

PATRICIA SPINELLI

ARTICLES

FISH INDEX

PROFESSIONALS

AQUARIUM CONSERVATION PROGRAMME (ACP)

PHOTO GALLERY

LINKS

BOOK REVIEW

AWARDS

MARINE TANK

DISCOVER MEDITERRANEAN

SIDE EFFECTS

HOBBYIST'S GALLERY

MACRO & NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

DISASTERS WITH DAVE

MCH-DUTCH

MCH-DEUTSCH

ARTIKELN

MCH PO POLSKU

ARTYKUŁY

ΑΡΧΙΚΗ

ΑΡΘΡΑ

ΕΙΔΗ ΨΑΡΙΩΝ

ΕΠΑΓΓΕΛΜΑΤΙΕΣ

ΦΩΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΕΣ

ΣΥΝΔΕΣΜΟΙ

ΒΙΒΛΙΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ

ΒΡΑΒΕΙΑ

 

 

 

"Pole Star" tank



45 Lts - 12 Gals

Pole Star

When you work in this field it seems that, after a while, everything is already done... Every time I think about a new tank and I draw some interior designs, I ask to myself : how far our artistic inspiration can go to materialize something peculiar that can be the expression of mind and heart while, at the same time, totally respects the guest of the aquarium, the fish?
"Pole Star" comes out as something completely different compared to my previous work. I didn't want to create only a good habitat for animals, I wanted to express a "mood".
When I started thinking of this tank, I was in a "blue" period of time, because nothing was actually happening in my life! I always need some "sparks", some "activity" to feel good, and I was almost depressed.
So, in search of  some good news -as a kind of therapy - I started drawing a very strange sketch: a total ice-white aquarium!

Data:
Tank :  50 X 30 X 30 cm
Temperature : 24° C.
Lights : 2 X 10.000° Kelvin 14 watt fluorescent tubes (but, until now, used only for a few minutes  daily).
Mechanical parts: 1 compact filter 100 lt/h
Plants: None
Animals : 4 Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum juveniles var. white
Chemistry : KH=2, pH=6.8- 7.0, GH=4, NO
2=0, NO3=0
Water change: every 2 weeks, 1/3 of the total with only RO water.

Notes: To be honest, this tank is so fascinating that it is almost impossible to materialize, because, since I pushed the rules of nature very far, it is only natural that I was to have some problems.
Let me reassure all animals lovers that, even in this totally white enviroment, fish are acting normally and so far they don't show any stress symptoms!
The troubles, actually, concern the algae!
With all this white surfaces, in the absence of plants and using two 10.000° Kelvin tubes (14 watt each) needed to obtain this "freezing" look, green algae is always ready for an ambush!
I'm still looking for a totally white ancistrus or Hypostomus to keep the tank clean... As long I'll keep only Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum var. White, I'll be forced to turn the lights of the tank off !



Back ] Up ] Next ]

Click below to view the tanks
Amazon ] Deep Forest ] In the Battlefield ] Rio Tapajos ] Rio Negro ] The Guards of the Dawn ] Swamp Tank I ] Swamp Tank II ] Oriental morning ] Small Tanks I ] Small Tanks II ] Reef Tank & Red Sea Tank ] [ Pole Star ] Alice's Enhanted Door ] The Water Garden ] The Dungeon of the Oblivion ] Northern Flames ] Dragon Breath ] The Talking Tree ] An Autumn in Japan ] The Return of the Giant Hogweed ]

 

 

Site Search 

Contact us

       

Malawi Cichlid Homepage © 1999-2006. All rights reserved.