nano planted tank


Aquarium Evolution

At the top we have my 12L tank, the first I ever had and the one responsible for thos whole shrimp and fish obsession. First photograph is July 2016 and the second is November 2016, just before this tank was dismantled (it’s now in storage).

The second photo is of my 23L Fluval Edge in November 2016 and June 2017, I’ve just spent all afternoon cleaning this one out and trimming plants etc. This tank contains 5 Amano shrimp who have been with me for over a year now, 1 nerite snail and 6 Endler guppies who I’m contemplating re-homing as I only learnt recently that this tank is a bit small for them. There’s someone local who is looking for fish donations for a tank that they’re setting up in a primary school, I know they’re looking for hardy brightly coloured fish so they might find their home there!

Third photo is of my newest tank, a 32L custom tank that fits in an Ikea Kallax shelf unit. Photos April 2017 and June 2017 It houses my 8 Otocinclus as well as numerous Neocaridina and 4 glass shrimp. I’m gradualy changing it to an amazon-esque sort-of biotope for them. There’s so many places to hide I hardly see them.

Endurance: 306 days.

After almost a year, I will kill it soon and upgrade to a bit bitter tank. But I am very satisfied with the cube. I never had an aquarium before and now I cannot imagine living without one ♥︎

I want to say thank you to all my awesome followers. I hit the 700th this week and I am so happy about the positive feedback! Thank you!!!!

Love y'all, AQ*44


i used to make nano planted aquariums. 

these are my creations. 
some are of the same tank with slight upgrades.

sadly only one of these tanks even exists anymore.
i left where i worked and they just stopped taking care of them.
it’s very upsetting.

and the one tank that DOES still live…. is overgrown and just… sad…
please let me know if you have any questions about anything that is in these tanks. (including plants,fish,soil type, supplements)

The mathematical beauty of Tonina fluvalitis, showing leaves that are in the golden angle to each other.

The golden ratio p is defiend as the ratio that fullfill the relation

p = (a+b)/a = a/b

If a and b are angles with a + b = 360°, then a is the golden angle ~137.5°.

Ordering leaves in the golden angle leads to more efficient collection of light.


Apr 11 2013, got some dwarf baby tears today!