Aquarium Ideas – planted aquariums of Heimtiermesse 2014, Hannover, pt. 1

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Published on February 20, 2016


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Zoological fair Hiemtiermesse is organized every year in January in the city of Hannover in Germany. In 2014, as usual, several aquarium companies had their booths at the fair, and I filmed aquariums displayed by them. In the first part of my report I show tanks at common booth of Aquarium Tonndorf and Eheim.

00:24 – first tank at Aquarium Tonndorf booth, dimensions 100x50x50 cm (it’s a classic Eheim tank, used in The Art of the Planted Aquarium aquascaping contest). Aquarium is designed by Bernd Terletzki. There is a powerhead pump, hidden in the “mountain”, and sand is circulating sucked in on the bottom of the tank, and thrown out at the top of the “mountain”. There is also a small LED installed on top, imitating the volcano. Plants used on the left side of the aquarium are Microsorum pteropus “Windelov”. Aquarium is stocked with rummy-nose tetras Hemigrammus rhodostomus and two rams Microgeophagus ramirezi.

02:11 – very long and low tank, which would be good also for growing coral buds for marine aquarium 😉 I’m not sure about the exact dimensions, but my guess would be something like 170x60x40 cm. There are at least two kinds of aquatic moss on the bottom, one of them is probably Taiwan moss, and the second one – I don’t know 🙂 Anyways, such carpet of moss requires lots of trimming, because otherwise it will grow up, and the lower parts, shaded, will slowly degrade, so after some time the whole carpet will detach itself from the substrate. Aquarium is illuminated by four Solar Stinger SunStrip LED lamps manufactured by Econlux company ( and equipped with Eheim skim 350 surface skimmer.

04:03 – Eheim Incpiria tank, arranged by Jurijs Jutjajevs. The bottom is planted mostly with Hemianthus callitrichoides, there is also some Eleocharis sp. in the back. I don’t know the plants which are planted on both sides of the tank, just by the side walls – if anyone knows what species it is please let me know in the comments 🙂 Rocks used in the layout are Seiryu stones (also known as Mini Landscape).

Enjoy the video! 🙂

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