We asked some Proscapers to present their work to our community, which means you. Jessica Runde created a model aquarium at home several months ago and recorded its setting-up and development with JBL ProScape in videos and photos.
Discover the story of Jessica Runde’s dream aquarium ”Sulawesi Cliffs“. Below you can read the progress report in the artist’s own words:
Last year I set up an aquarium (60 x 40 x 30 cm) with JBL ProScape products. It was supposed to be a scape and also to provide a lot of hiding places for my dwarf cichlid pair. As soil I used JBL ProScape PlantSoil BEIGE , because its colour matches the reddish Sulawesi stones. Underneath a JBL ProScape Volcano Mineral and JBL ProScape Volcano Powder were integrated.
For the planting I chose the following Tropica plants:
- Vesicularia ferriei 'Weeping'
- Eleocharis parvula
- Pogostemon stellatus
- Hygrophila lancea
After some initial difficulties with diatoms (reason: silicate in the tap water) I switched over to osmosis water, and then the plants grew quite fast. I used JBL ProScape Fe +Microelements and JBL ProScape NPK Macroelements as daily fertilisers. This way the Red Streak Cichlids (Apistogramma hongsloi) and the Amano shrimps quickly received a nice plant-covered home. I am very satisfied with the products, especially with the fertiliser system. Next time, however, I probably would use the brown soil together with the JBL Sansibar sand for the foreground to design an even more beautiful scape. I have come to realise that I prefer a sand area at the front and that the brown soil is a better softener than the beige soil. All in all a good solution!
We hope you liked this little story. Do leave a comment with your feedback.
We intend to present you with further such aquarium reports in future, to encourage you to recreate similar masterpieces.
Small tip: If you would like to reach ideal fertilising conditions for thriving plant growth, the ProScape dosage calculator will help you to calculate the correct dosing of the fertiliser. Philipp also used it with success to care for his Proscape.