50 Gallon Planted Aquarium

This was one of the most beautiful tanks that I kept. Unfortunately, it took up too much of my time and I eventually tore it down. Most of the fish in it are dead now, but some still survive in my 75 gallon tank. Below are some of the best photos that I took of the aquarium and its inhabitants.

50 Gallon Planted Aquarium
Early stages of the tank, taken about 3 months after initial setup. Was not planning planted tank at this time.
50 Gallon Planted Aquarium
6 months after initial setup, I decided to fill in the tank a bit more and add more plants.
50 Gallon Planted Aquarium
A closer view of the 6 month old tank.
50 Gallon Planted Aquarium
The matriarch of the tank, a beautiful Bolivian Ram (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus).
50 Gallon Planted Aquarium
9 months later, a Clown Plecostomus (Peckoltia vittata) also calls my tank its home.
50 Gallon Planted Aquarium
Water change in progress: adding new water to the tank.
50 Gallon Planted Aquarium
A view from the side of the tank, now 1 year old.
50 Gallon Planted Aquarium
Full view of 1 year old tank.
50 Gallon Planted Aquarium
A German Blue Ram (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi).
50 Gallon Planted Aquarium
Another full view, but a little closer and brighter.
50 Gallon Planted Aquarium
The Bolivian Ram hanging around a piece of Java-moss-covered driftwood.
50 Gallon Planted Aquarium
It’s a jungle out there.
50 Gallon Planted Aquarium
A photo of the tank after a fresh cleaning and trim.
50 Gallon Planted Aquarium
A closer view of the trimmed Water Wisteria, Hygrophila difformis.
50 Gallon Planted Aquarium
Closeup view of Otocinclus affinis.