Does anyone know if I could set up an aquarium like this without CO2? I am in love with this set up but I am a college student on a budget.
Hello and welcome to TFK :-D I would do research on the different plants to see what thier requirements are. From doing a bit of quick searching Utricularia Graminfolia needs CO2 and high light, Rotala sp from what I can see needs medium light, marsilea quadrifolia is fine with low light. When getting into high light setups CO2 becomes more important. If you haven't already seen, there is a four part series on natural planted aquarium at the top of the freshwater plants section, this will help in getting you information on the needs of a planted tank if not familar already. Some of the other members I am sure will be able to chime in with their experiences. Definitly is a nice looking tank.Here is a description of the tank:
Tank Size: Standard 2ft (2x1x1)
Lightings: 110W PLL Dymax 8 hours a day
Plants: Utricularia Graminifolia, Rotala SP Green, HC, Marsilea Quadrifolia, Staurygene SP, Riccia Fluitans.
Fauna: Neon Tetras, Otto + SAE + Yamato Shrimp
Aqua Design Amano Co. Ltd., it's Mr. Amano's own corporation that he established in 1993. It carries a line of equipment and accessories (soil, ferts, etc. too) for his "nature aquarium" concept.Just curious, what does ADA stand for? I know it is usually used when refering to the Takashi Amano- style setups (I think) like the one shown in the video above, but what exactly do the letters "ADA" stand for?