I’ve been keeping fish tanks since September 2006. This is my first planted tank, a 25 gallon tall acrylic tank. Totally inappropriate for plants. Inadequate light, pebbles for soil. The plants did not thrive.
I ultimately moved on to a proper plant tank: an ADA 75-P, set up with ADA Aqua Soil. It was just a basic planted tank with Ryuoh stone and some driftwood. Here’s how it looked.
As I became more experienced, I decided to re-do it as a nature aquarium in the Amano style.
Here is how it ended up. Happy fish and shrimp, and an explosion of plant growth.