#133: 586L Aquatic Garden: The Bow Difference
Chad Simon, Radnor PA USA | E-mail: kellychad at comcast.net
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This aquarium has a whimsical, bright feeling that is appealing. It looks to have been just set up though. The setmplants in the rear look crowded, especially the Ammania and Alternanthera. Try removing a couple species and giving the rest some room to grow into. Rearranging them into groups so the lines between the groups are smoother and not so angular will enhance the effect of the beautiful plants.

Phil Edwards

I had an impression that the picture was taken right after making the layout.

Takashi Amano

Pretty tank, but the placement of the plants is a little too "clumpy. Try to arrange the plants into more graceful lines, and trim tehm often enough that they branch and fill out.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
183 x 61 x 61 cm (72 x 24 x 24 in)
586L (155 gallons)
Penn-Plax Black Plastic
Power Compacts 4x96 watts, 6700K
Wet Dry 30 gallon sump from two overflows, with Bio Balls, small bag of carbon, mag drive 18 submersible pump, with dual returns to tank. Power heard also in tank.
Additional Information
CO2 injection into Aqua Medic 1000 Reactor in the sump, feeding off the main pump. Also a 25 watt Aqua UV Sterilizer from main pump returning to sump. Submersible 300 watt heater in the sump too.
The Bow Difference
Ludwigia arcuata, Aponogeton ulvaceus, Rotala indica, Ludwigia grandulosa, Nymphaea lotus "red", Echinodorus bleheri v. "Robustus", Echinodorus parviflorus v. "Tropica", Val. americana, Narrow leaf tall subulata, Microsorium pteropus, Ammannia gracilis, Alternathera reinekii v. "Red", Narrow leaf dwarf subulata, anubias nana, anubias hastifolia, Eichhornia azurea, Crinum thaianum, Aponogeton crispus
Thai Flying Fox,German Blue Rams,True Siamese Algea Eaters, Reinfords Pencil Fish, Dwarf Cory cat, Cory Sterbai, Boesemani Rainbowfish, Harlequin Rasboras, Peckolita Sp. Chocolate Gourami, Red Claw Shrimp, Wood Shrimp
Substrate-Seachem Flourite, and various pieces of wallaby wood