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Another stunning hardscape-only tank by ADG

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Nothing like the magic of money to keep places like this open…


I’m personally a huge fan of simple aquarium setups; I’m actually planning on restarting my 5 gallon unheated crayfish tank now that I’ve moved because it doesn’t require much attention but still looks lovely with the right plants! If you’re interested in a similar setup, have a look at this article to find out which plants you can use.
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Favourites: display tank at Aquarium Zen, Washington

Great, isn’t it? More here.


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Why are these wonderful wild bettas popping up right now! Tempting but I need to spend my check on my other tanks first.

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UPDATE from the “Making use of leftovers” tank

Set up around 5 weeks ago with some old material I found in a box…

Just 2 stones, some different gravel sizes, rest of NatureSoil and 6 InVitro Cups of 3 different plants (3 months old)…

An easy scape for beginners…if you like…

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Bucephalandra plants – low light plants with beautiful colors and effects. Easily one of my all time favorite plants! Can grow submerse and also emerged. Must be bound on stone or wood.

Photos by Henning Buck

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The Pacific lamprey, Entosphenus tridentatus.

The Pacific lamprey is an eel-like fish that lacks jaws and paired fins. Their mouth is round and can have 3 large teeth which help them attach to fish and other organisms, getting nutrients from their blood. In their larval stage, lampreys are called ammocoetes. During this stage they burrow into the silt and feed by filtering their food from the water. Instead of having gills like most fish, lampreys have breathing holes along their bodies. Their long slender bodies can reach up to 31 inches.  Their coloration in freshwater is mostly brown and can be greenish grey in the ocean.

In the past you could find lampreys  common along the West Coast of the United States. Throughout the years, the population of these unique organisms has declined. Some of the common threats to the Pacific lamprey are:

  1. Water diversion, which obstructs upstream migration
  2. Chemical spills
  3. Temperature change, which can cause deformation and death of eggs and ammocoetes
  4. Ocean water quality can decrease the number of fishes, which in turn means fewer hosts for adult lampreys
  5. Non native species predation
  6. Human use for harvesting to use as a bait fish.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services have created the Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative to help improve the status of this species  by implementing research and conservation actions.

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Favourites: `Elusive Plateau` by Bernice Sim (Malaysia)

Size: 100 X 45 X 45

This powerful Layout made Rank 16 at the IAPLC 2012.



Still stunning — ADA designed and maintained gigantic aquascape in Sumida Aquarium, Tokyo. Photo credit: talachi 

Imagine being a small child with a huge imagination in front on that tank…

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Favourites: Souvenir by Georg Just

This Tank is 26x26x30cm - 20l

He used Ohko-Sones and Hemianthus callitrichoides cuba, Riccardia sp.