#75: 284L Aquatic Garden: Endearing Bankside
Jeffrey Senske, Houston TX USA | E-mail: jsenske at aquariumdesigngroup.com | Aquascaper Website
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Honorable Mention

I absolutely love this tank!!! While I am not usually fond of white substrate, in this tank it really works. The photos were taken at just the right time... the plants are beautifully filled out, but not a day over-grown. I love the fish chosen too, though my experience is that Procatepus can be awfully scrappy. Hopefully with this large a group, the aggression will be spread out! The only other reservation I have is that the variety of stem plants, while lovely, will make maintenance a chore.


Very unique layout. I like the two islands.


A very unique aquascape that is striking and different. The use of the rocks and driftwood is very interesting. I would probably move one of the red species to the other side and make one "mound" larger than the other to break the symmetry. Nice tank.


Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 46 x 56 cm (48 x 18 x 22 in)
284L (75 gallons)
Black Paint
1-48" VHO Fluorescent Fixture (2x96 watt 10K bulbs = 192 watts)
1 - Eheim 2217 canister 1 - Eheim 2213 canister
Endearing Bankside
Hygrophila polysperma, Rotala indica, H. difformis, Lloydellia, Ludwigia repens, L. palustris, L. arcuata, Cyperus helferi, Micranthemum umbrosum, Hygrophila "sunset", Myriophyllum sp. "green", Bacopa monnieri, Fontinalis antipyretica (java moss)
various "Lamp-eye" species, Werneri Rainbow, Red Coral Pencilfish
"Branched" driftwood, Rock, white-sand, Flourite, Laterite, Terra-Lit