Aquarium of the Month – August

November 7, 2017

Aquascaping: A Beginner’s Guide

November 7, 2017

Aquarium of the Month – November

November 7, 2017
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(Last Updated On: November 21, 2017)

The competition is now closed and the winners will be announced shortly!

Welcome to our Aquarium of the Month competition for November, our last competition for 2017! This month we’ll be comparing, sizing up and taking note of the wonderful creations you have made, and giving away two vouchers – £20 for the winner and £10 for our runner up!


August’s winner came from Kenneth who submitted a photo of his beautiful and colourful aquarium – featuring an Ocean Rock landscape which is home to gorgeous Malawi Cichlids. Keep up the great work!

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How to enter

It’s simple. You can either post your entry in the comments section below by adding your name, email address (which will not be displayed publicly) and pressing the ‘Choose File’ button to upload your image.  We’d love you to add a comment and tell us all about your aquarium and what made you design it that way – Please upload an image less than 2mb in size as these will not show on the website and will need to be resubmitted.

Good luck everyone!

To enter the competition, simply submit your answer and image in the comments section below. Competition closes at Midnight on Friday 17th November 2017, winner will be notified by email. Please ensure your photos are no bigger than 2MB in size.
.The winner will be selected by Warehouse Aquatics from all submissions prior to this date, the winner will be notified by email. By entering your aquarium you are giving us permission to display your image on our blog.  Warehouse Aquatics reserves the right to remove any images and/or answers deemed inappropriate or offensive. Entrants must be over 18 years old. Good luck! Please see our competition Terms & Conditions

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  1. My tank is exploding with growth. I need to bring in a load of hammerhead coral and a many others. Time for a few new fish and critters

  2. I love how modern and classy the biorbs are. Its beautifully calming to watch the fish. So much so i have 2 biorbs.

  3. Hi,
    I wanted to nominate the newest addition to our tank family.

    It’s Lido 200 Litres tropical set up at 26°C – BioFlow M filter & Eccoflow 600W pump with JBL spraybar.
    No chemical filtration – just sponges, filter floss and a lot of Seachem Matrix.
    Lights are Helialux 700 with Day + Night Controller; on for 8hrs at 80% plus sunrise & sunset on each side; 5% blue light at night.

    Both me and my partner love aquascaping so we do all of it ourselves. There’s a decent amount of good sized Dragon stone and drift wood.
    Substrate is black Flourite and JBL Sansibar River sand. Smaller bits of Dragon stone and slate have been used to help give the landscape a bit of height.
    Flourite used mainly on the raised back to create good foundation for deeper rooting plants.

    Heavily planted with plants not demanding too much light and CO2: anubias, anacharis, vallis, aponogeton, cryptocoryne..
    Haven’t been fertilising yet as there is plenty nutrients in the substrate but will use Ferropol once plants are rooted.
    Set up as a puffer tank (hence the spraybar and lower lighting) and inhabited by one Leopard puffer with a few suitable tank mates: Whiptail catfish, Leopard Frog Plec L134 and 8 Cherry barbs.

    Picture has been taken shortly after it cycled so the plants will take over a bit more as the time goes..

    Happy to give any more details or help anyone with their own – this is our fourth tank so we have a bit of experience to share now 🙂

  4. Hi, this is my 20 litre Shrimp Tank.
    It’s home to 5 Amanos and a couple of Ramshorn Snails. I try to aim for a natural look, lots of plants and neutral ornaments. I find that putting the aqua soil in the terracotta pots rather than using it as substrate makes gravel vacuuming nice and easy and adds interest to the decor. Plus, I can take the plants out and give them a trim as needed!
    Hope you like it!

  5. Having been overjoyed with our first Biorb from Wear House Aquatics we simply had to have another, our Biorb 30 is now fully cycled and full of happy healthy fish. Our new Biorb 60 is fully planted and getting ready for its first residents. These aquariums are real showstoppers and always get the a Wow! Reaction from anyone who visits us, could not be more thrilled with our Biorbs and great service from Wear House Aquatics.

    Alistair Wells

  6. This is my Marine entry.

    About my aquarium,It’s been running 2 years in a eheim 2028 cannister,I run a dosing unit,Radion XR30W light and mp10 wave maker.

  7. When choosing the waterscape for my cichlid tank, (which by the way are only second to Marina fish when it comes to colour but are far easier to look after) I wanted to create something that would resemble a natural habitat, (if the fish are tank bred, how would they know what their natural habitat was I hear you ask). With the different types of Cichlids in the tank I need to give them places to hide as they can be aggressive towards each other, an area to breed and like all tanks you want to be able to see your fish and not have them hiding behind rocks or weed.

    So I plumbed for two rock formations either end of the tank with an open space in the middle, the rock dwellers will inhabit the two rock formations but was mindful when placing the rocks so that you could see into the centre of the formation, so you can keep an eye on them. The open space allows the me to watch the others especially when it comes to breeding as they burrow holes in the sand, so all in all you get to see the different types of cichlids and how they behave. You may think the tank is over stocked, admittedly there are a large number of cichlids but the tank is over filtered as well. The more fish that are in there the less aggression on anyone individual fish.

    You may have noticed there are no plumes of air bubbles rising from the bottom of the tank, for my own opinion without them it adds to the beauty of a tank not to have them but always ensure you have enough flow to agitate the water surface to get rid of the bad stuff.

    We all want healthy fish just remember we are water cleaners the fish look after themselves.

  8. Here is a photo of my 60 litre planted tank, stocked with a variety of tetra species. The plant uses liquid carbon, tropica nutrition capsules and one 24w Arcadia (original tropical pro) fluorescent tube.

  9. Please see attached photo of my new 550 gallon Malawi set up.
    The tank itself is 5ft tall, 8ft wide and the bowed.
    More fish to go in soon.

  10. My 6x2x2 Clown Loach tank also contains some home bred angels which co-exist perfectly. 13 Clowns up to 7-8 inches in size all relaxing in their bamboo cave complex. I’m going through my Orange Phase.

  11. Mine is a cold water tank I love to bring babies in from my pond in the garden and what’s the change colour and see what species they turn into

  12. This is my second marine tank, it’s 43in X 22in X 22in holding 400L including sump, it was specially made for the size I required to fit in my kitchen with matching cabinet as the kitchen cabinets.
    Most of my corals are soft corals, too many to name them as you can see in the photo.
    I have 12 fish including 1 orange Molly, she seems to be doing very well in salt water.
    Lighting I am using is Kessil AP700, and in the sump got Protein skimmer, two reactors for Rowa and Bio Pallets. Also in the sump I have a small Refugium with Chito algae.
    Any Comments Well Come

  13. Very proud of my first tropical community planted 190l corner tank. Home to some Columbian Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, Black Neon Tetras, some Bamboo Shrimp and a Bristlenose Pleco (with pic this time hopefully!)

  14. This is my 60cm tank about 3 months old and still has some growing in to do.

    Led lighting and co2 injected with Scarlet Endler Guppies, Otos, Amano Shrimp and Cherry Shrimp.

  15. My scape is still growing in and won’t be fully mature for at least another 3 months. Thought I’d share it with you anyway, left all the equipment in the pic, kinda warts and all.

    I saw some nice looking wood and thought I’ll see what I can do with that and it sort of evolved into this.

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