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February '10

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February '10 - Andrei Flor's 350 L Dutch Aquarium. (Russia)

This month we feature a hi-color, hi-contrast, hi-tech Dutch aquarium by the experienced and dedicated Russian aquarist Andrei Flor. Enjoy!

Owner:Andrey Flor, 40, from Moscow (Russia), 15 years of fishkeeping.
Setup:December 2006.
Dimensions:140x50x50 cm.
Volume: 350 L (nominal).
Filtration:Eheim 3340 canister filter.
Lighting:5x36 W Sylvania T8 fluorescent lamps, 8 hours/day.
Substrate:Zoolux, 4-5 mm.
Decoration:Rocks and snag of Zoolux.
Others:2 timers, Milwaukee pH controller, Tunze CO2 system.
Water:Temp 25-27C, pH 6.5-6.7, GH 8-10.
Maintenance:Water change once a week.
Fauna:Hemigrammus rhodostomus, Trigonostigma heteromorpha, Crossocheilus siamensis, Otocinclus sp.
Flora:Blyxa japonica, Eleocharis parvula, Anubias nana, Lisimachia nummularia, Rotala macrandra, Proserpinaca sp., Lobelia cardinalis, Alternanthera reineckii.

If you'd like to submit an aquarium for Tank of the Month, just contact me.

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High contrast in colors and shapes are the basis of Dutch-style aquascaping

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Happy, healthy rummy-noses and rasboras over Eleocharis grass field

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The spectacular Proserpinaca sided by Anubias and Lisimachia

Photos taken by Andrey Flor and displayed here with his permission.



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