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This is my 300 liter gourami tank. (FEB 98) More Images

Dimensions(cm): 150x33x60
Type: All glass built into wall.
Lighting: 3x40 W fluorescent.
Filtration: Two internal filters w/ 500 l/h powerheads.
Heating: Penn-Plax 250W.
Temperature: 24-32C
pH: 6.8
Hardness: 3 dH
Population: ~140 cm of fish.

Hygrophila polysperma, Vallisneria gigantea, Nomaphila stricta, Hygrophila difformis, Sagittaria subulata, Nymphoides aquatica

2 Pearl Gouramis (Trichogaster leeri, couple)
3 Three Spot Gouramis (Trichogaster trichopterus, 1 male, 2 females)
3 Gold Gouramis (Trichogaster trichopterus, females)
2 Dwarf Gouramis (Colisa lalia, couple)
2 Powder Blue Gouramis (Colisa lalia var., couple)
1 Red-Fin Shark (Epalzeorhynchus frenatus)
3 Bala Sharks (Balantiocheilus melanopterus)
1 Spotted Hypostomus (Hypostomus punctatus)

Former Inhabitants:
6 Tiger Barbs (Puntius tetrazona, deceased)

This is my largest tank. About 12 years ago, while I was still living with my parents, I convinced my dad to let me build a saltwater tank into one of the living room walls (click on More above to see). After I left for college this tank became rather abandoned, and in the past few years it had been turned into a freshwater tank, with hardly any aquascaping and hosting only half a dozen messy japanese carps.

In December '97 I decided to start an experiment of setting up an almost self-running tank, that could be maintained by me in the one or two times a month I visit my parents. The tank has strong lighting and sand gravel to stimulate plant growth, and a not too dense population of mostly hardy fish. Because my parent's house is in a cold mountain region, this tank is the only one I have that requires a heater to keep it above 24oC in the winter.