Archive for October, 2009

“Beauty in Red”

Posted in Aquatic Photography with tags on October 21, 2009 by Bhushan Dalvi


This photograph of  Red Cherry Shrimp aka Neocaridina heteropoda var ‘Red’ taken by me was selected as the Photo of the Week – Aquatic Category Week #58 over at  yesterday. This came as a pleasant suprise to me when I saw the thread. Thanks to Hristo Hristov and AP team for this accolade.

Here is the direct link to the thread: Photo of the Week -Aquatic Category Week #58



“Spring Colors”

Posted in 10 Gallon on October 17, 2009 by Bhushan Dalvi


10G “Spring Colors”




Every year March brings beautiful colors of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Wild flowers in all possible colors start popping up through meadows and fields everywhere putting an end to the drab gray winter. I started this scape just around the advent of spring this year. This scape is my feeble attempt to capture the beauty of spring in this small glass box.

Here are the tank specs.

Tank: 10G with trim removed

Substrate : ADA Aquasoil I & Aquasoil II mixed , Power Sand special and Tourmalin BC

Light: 65 W PC with 9325K

Filter: Eheim 2213

Fertilizer:  ADA Brighty K
                     Step 1
                     Step 2
                     Brighty Special Lights
                     Florish Iron
                     Green Gain
                     Green Bacter

Co2: 1bubble/sec diffused with a nano diffuser

Hardscape: Manzanita wood

Plants:  Hemianthus callitrichoides
               Utricularia graminifolia
               Hemianthus micranthemoides
               Micranthemum umbarosum
               Staurogyne sp. ‘Porto Velho’
               Staurogyne stolonifera
               Limnophila repens ‘Mini’
               Blyxa japonica
               Anubias barteri var. nana ‘Petite’
              Rotala rotundifolia
              Rotala wallichii
              Rotala sp. ‘Colorata’
              Rotala sp. ‘Nanjenshan’
              Rotala sp. ‘Butterfly’
              Nesaea sp. ‘Red Leaved’
              Fissiden fontanus
              Taxiphyllum barbieri
              Vesicularia montagnei
              Cryptocoryne x willisii
              Cryptocoryne parva

Fish :   Hemigrammus rodwayi
             Ottocinclus sp.
             Hisonotus leucofrenatus

Shrimp:Cardinia japonica
               Neocaridina heteropoda var. ‘Red’


Day 1 of the set-up.


Day 3 of the set-up.


Day 41 of the set up.


Day 65 of the set-up.



Day 70 of the set-up.

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