#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)
98L (26 gallons)
Window light plus 28 W CF.
Lee's corner bubble-up box filter with powerhead. Sponge filter.
Additional Information
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.
Gallons of Guppies
Alternanthera reineckii, Bacopa caroliniana, Crytocoyne wendtii, Didiplis diandra, Eleocharis (giant hairgrass), Sagittaria subulata, Vallisneria americana var. biwaensis
Amano shrimp, Corydoras aeneus, Otocinclus affinis, Poecilia latipinna, Poecilia reticulata, Snails, Xiphophorus variatus
Driftwood, small ceramic frog.