Entry #16: 310L Aquatic Garden: Cuba Libre
Daniel Larsson, Linkoping n/a Sweden | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Pretty tank! very clever use of the Marsilea to fill in where the Glosso leaves off! This is another tank that has improved a lot since last year, though it is hard to tell it is still the same tank! The growth of the E. stellata seems to have almost halted (see the decreased growth tip) which is why I took a point off for viability. This, of course, could be corrected by tweaking the fertilization a little.


Very nice rock accents.


The Ludwigia sp. Cuba is beautiful in this tank! Nice color and leaf shape placement. Something in the front to hide the stems of the plants in front and the central placement of the plants in the front are the only drawbacks for this tank. Very nice.


Aquascape Details

Tank Size 125 x 50 x 50 cm (49 x 20 x 20 in)
Volume 310L (82 gallons)
Background Black felt
Lighting 6x36 watts, 3 Philips Aquarelle, 1 Sunglo, 2 Osram Biolux
Filtration Fluval 404 filled with floss only.
Eheim surface extractor. CO2 from 10 kg fire extinguisher with JBL regulator, JBL needle valve and Bioplast magnetic valve. 50% water change weekly. Once a week: 1/5 tsp KNO3 Twice a week: 3 ml "Micro+" from www.hjortgatanszoo.se, 1 tsp K2SO4, 1 tsp MgSO4. The day before waterchange I add a little KH2PO4 if I can remember it.
Title Cuba Libre
Plants 1. Hygrophila polysperma "rosanervig" 2. Ludwigia spec Cuba 3. Marsilia hirsuata 4. Glossistigma elatoides 5. Ludwigia inclinata 6. Ludwigia glandulosa "perennis" 7. Ludwigia arcuata
Fish/Animals Sphaerichthys osphromenoides, Rasbora espei, Otocinclus affinis, Crossocheilus siamensis
"English lake gravel", Rocks from lake Runn in Falun/Sweden.