Mbsqw1d - August 2020 Tank of the Month Winner!


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We have a winner in Fishforums.net
August 2020
Tank of the Month Contest

We had 10 awesome tanks entered in this month's TOTM contest featuring tanks sized at 30 US gallons and larger. But only one could win...

And the winner is.......................:band:
Let's all congratulate him
Here's the winning tank and its description
Fluval Roma 52 gallon / 200 litre planted aquarium setup during lock-down using planted cycle method.

Filtration: APS 1400EH+ and another cheapo powerhead for circulation.

Lights: Fluval LED 3.0 Plant
Heater: Fluval E-series

Temperature: 72 F / 22 C
GH: 5.7 (German Degrees)
PH: 7.7
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: < 10 ppm

Eleocharis parvula
Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis 53B'
Ludwigia palustris
Heteranthera zosterifolia
Echinodorus 'Bleherae'
Alternanthera reineckii Rosanervig
Anubias nana
Anubias barteri
Java Fern Trident
Java Fern
Crypt Beckettii
Taxiphyllum 'Spiky'
Floating: salvinia and frogbit

Substrate: Sand
4 x pieces of Bogwood
Stones/Rocks from the beach
Almond leaves

12 Peppered Corydora (+ 3 eggs!)
20 ish Red Cherry Shrimp
Millions (probably) Malaysian Trumpet Snails

Future Stocking Plans:
15 - 20 x Barb .. either Pentazona, Black Ruby or Odessa
15 - 20 Tetra .. haven't got round to figuring out which type
Some dither fish, perhaps danios?

TNC Root Tabs
TNC complete (1 ml per day)
Co2 injection at 1 bubble per second

50 - 75% Water Change every week (conditioned with Seachem Prime)
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The level of this competition was very high. This month featured 10 top notch tanks.

Congrats go out to mbsqw1d for his winning tank...a very well planted and designed 52 gallon Fluval Roma tank. Well deserved win!

Coming in a close second is dmpfishlover with her well planted 55 gallon tank with nice pieces of driftwood. Nice job!

Finishing in third place is Meg0000 with her very nice "Jungle style 55 gallon aquarium. Great work!

For those who didn't win, you all have great tanks. Let them grow in a bit longer, improve them, and be sure to reenter your tanks in a future TOTM contest to show us your progress.

Next up in our competition series is Fish of the Month. For August, we will feature Gourami. If you have a Gourami in one of your tanks, be sure to enter the contest which will start momentarily.

On September 1st, our next TOTM contest will feature tanks sized at 16 US gallons or smaller. If you have a tank of that size, we hope you will enter the contest.

We invite all our members to compete in our contests. Remember: it's not whether you win or lose that is important...what's important is that you participate in them. More participants make our contests more interesting.
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