#56: 378L Aquatic Garden
Robert Hudson, San Jose CA USA | E-mail: robert at aquabotanic.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Very pretty tank, but could be improved with a stronger focal point, and a little better balance for the striking red Alternanthera.

Karen Randall

Nice plant growth and a nice tank!

Claus Christensen

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
152 x 46 x 51 cm (60 x 18 x 20 in)
Volume
378L (100 gallons)
Background
Black cloth on the outside
Lighting
(3) 110 watt VHO flourescent (1) NO 40 watt flourescent, IceCap ballast
Filtration
Fluval 403 cannister filter
Additional Information
This set up is a little over two years old, but has been re-arranged three or four times. The Java fern, Samolous parviflorus, and Alternanthera have been in the tank since it was first set up. The Samolous parviflorus has reproduced new plants four times while it has been growing, from stems developing in the center of the crown. The java fern has also reproduced several times, and all of the visible plants currently are third generation or higher grown from larger decaying leaves.
Plants
Hygrophila difformis, Alternanthera rosaefolia, Dwarf sag, Tall Sag, Anubias hastifolia, Anubias coffefolia, Anubias nana, Java fern, Samolous parviflorus, Micranthemum umbrosum, Lobelia cardinalis, Ludwigia repens, Riccia flutans, Aponogeton crispus, Hydrocotyl leucocephala, Java moss, Rotala indica, a very small Red Tiger Lotus
Fish/Animals
Angel fish, tetras, Siamese Algae Eater, African Butterfly Cichlid, Curvecept, Kribensis, Cory catfish.
Materials
Clay gravel, dessert hardwood, gravel, rock