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.