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September '05 - Anabela Azevedo's 300 L Amazon Aquarium. (Portugal)

Owner:Anabela Azevedo, 34, from Póvoa de Varzim (Portugal), 6 years of fishkeeping.
Setup:September 2004.
Dimensions:Triangular: 100 cm sides, 60 cm height.
Volume: 300 L (nominal), 250 L (effective).
Filtration:Fluval 404 canister filter.
Lighting:2x14 W T8 Arcadia Freshwater, 3x18 W T8 Sera Daylight, 1x12 W T5 Supermax2000, 12 hours per day).
Heating:Hydor 300 W.
Substrate:Sera Floredepot + 10 cm river gravel.
Decoration:Petrified wood.
Others:Lights are regulated by a timer.
Water: Temp 29°C, pH 6,5, KH 6, GH 9.
Fauna:10 Pterophyllum scalare, 12 Hyphessobrycon eques, 8 Corydoras schwartzi and 10 Otocinclus sp.
Flora:7 Echinodorus tenellus, 2 Echinodorus bleheri, 2 Echinodorus sp. 'ozelot' and 1 Echinodorus martii.
Maintenance:Weekly water changes of 20% with addition of Kent Botanica Grow liquid fertilizer and Sera Florenette A and Floreplus tabs.
Comments:I've redone this tank several times until I found something that really pleases me and finally achieved what I wanted, although I'm aware that I still have a long way to reach perfection. I hope you like it!

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Photos taken by Anabela Azevedo and displayed here with her permission.
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