Inspirational aquariums: Posh nature aquarium

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If you're going planted, you just have to attempt a nature aquarium at some point.

The tank pictured here has all the classic ingredients, including a Glossostigma carpet covering the foreground, green Rotala clipped into mounds and a design that leads the viewers through the aquascape and beyond.

Top this set-up off with a shoal of small tetras and some shrimps.

What you will need

120 x 60 x 60cm/48 x 24 x 24” rimless tank with Japanese-style cabinet  £750

Luminaire choice of lighting , either T5, metal halide or LED £450

Pressurised CO2  system £150

Heater £20

External filter £90

Substrate fertilser £50

Liquid fertilisers £20

Substrate £25

Test kits £20

Plants £100

Total: Expect to pay around £1,675.

Check out some of our other inspirational aquariums:

Calming moss tank

Rocky cichlid tank

Fun iwagumi

Classic nature aquarium

Medium sized reef tank

This item was first published in the April 2010 issue of Practical Fishkeeping magazine. It may not be reproduced without written permission.