Entry #60: 38L Aquatic Garden: bush garden
Phillip Pacaldo, Raleigh NC USA | E-mail: zerocoolbeans | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

This is a good example of the problem with too many fast-growing stem plants in a small tank. The aquarist has my complete sympathy, because like him, I am not good at keeping up with weeding! The tank looks health, and I'm sure it is a delight to its owner. But it needs a hair cut!


The aquarium is way to crowded. I think it would have made a better impression if it was carefully and thoroughly pruned.


Nice growth in the tank. All of the plants look healthy. Although this is a "bush garden", the overall sense of the tank is chaos. Choose one or two foreground plants and prune some of the other plants to give some order to the tank.


Aquascape Details

Tank Size 51 x 25 x 30 cm (20 x 9.8 x 12 in)
Volume 38L (10 gallons)
Background black garbage plastic bag
Lighting (3) 18
Filtration regular whisper10 powerfilter
DIY co2 feed directly to the powerhead input. Seachem Flourish - added whenever i feel like it. rarely. I rarely do water change too. I just top off evaporated water.
Title bush garden
Plants Rotala Indica Red Ludwiga Java Fern Java Moss Riccia Fluitans Dwarf Hairgrass Glossotigma Pearl Weed Rotala Wallichii Rotala rotundifolia Cryptocoryne Spiralis Bacopa Caroliniana Hydrocotyle verticillata Microsword Sunset Hygro
Fish/Animals Harlequin Rasbora, SAE, Chinese Algae Eater
mixed of flourite and Aquatic Soil. Rock with Java Moss