Entry #49: 98L Aquatic Garden: Gallons of Guppies
Lori Ziemba, San Francisco CA USA | E-mail: fiestacranberry at yahoo.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

Have you been reading Diana Walstad's book? This is one of the better looking Soil based (with a little extra) tanks I've seen. Looking at this tank I get the impression that the aquarist has his/her fish in mind just as much as the plants. It's refreshing to see someone submit a tank like this. I wish we'd see more participation in this contest from hobbyists such as yourself. Thank you!

Phil Edwards

A lovely example of what is undeniably a "fish tank" first and foremost. I love to see people enjoying both their plants and their fish!

Karen Randall

Cryptocoryne is too big, and destroys the open space in the center. I advise to use a smaller size Crypt.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 91 x 25 x 41 cm (36 x 9.8 x 16 in)
Volume 98L (26 gallons)
Background None.
Lighting Window light plus 28 W CF.
Filtration Lee's corner bubble-up box filter with powerhead. Sponge filter.
Tank is in a north window and receives window light but no sun all day. DIY CO2. 10ml of Tropica Master Grow/week. Substrate is coarse sand over potting soil. Tank is 3 years old.
Title Gallons of Guppies
Plants Alternanthera reineckii, Bacopa caroliniana, Crytocoyne wendtii, Didiplis diandra, Eleocharis (giant hairgrass), Sagittaria subulata, Vallisneria americana var. biwaensis
Fish/Animals Amano shrimp, Corydoras aeneus, Otocinclus affinis, Poecilia latipinna, Poecilia reticulata, Snails, Xiphophorus variatus
Driftwood, small ceramic frog.