#57: 110L Aquatic Garden: 29 gallon Shrimp tank
Deborah Slack, Henderson NC USA
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I can see how your shrimp would be very happy in this aquarium. The large amount of thin leaved plants provides a lot of cover for them. The aquascape could use more focus though. The variety of plants creates a very chaotic feeling. You should be proud though, there are some difficult to grow species doing very well in there!

Phil Edwards

You have a typical "gardener's" problem... you like too many interesting plants! (a problem I recognise as I suffer rom it myself) As much fun as plant collecting is, it can be hard to aquascape this way. The tank is obviously healthy, a good home for your shrimp, but a bit of a hodgepoge when it comes to design.

Karen Randall

The foreground is not filled with the plants. Use of stemmed plants in the foreground is not good.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
76 x 30 x 46 cm (30 x 12 x 18 in)
110L (29 gallons)
Just black trash bag plastic over cardboard
Aqualight 2 x 65 Watts - 10 K and 6700 K and one Mini Aqualight 2 x 9 watts, 6700 K
Aquaclear 300 with sponge over intake to keep shrimp out of filter
Additional Information
DIY CO2 with two Hagen ladders, I use Kent Botanica grow for the plants and Calcium Carbonate and iodide for the shrimp -- no ferts with copper.
29 gallon Shrimp tank
Pogostemon Helferi, Eriocaulon Setaceum, Tonina Fluivatilis, Tonina Species, Pelia, Rotala Macranda, Esteralis Stellata, Polygonum Species, Ludwigia Glandulosa, Ludwigia Inclinata Var. Cuba, Mermaid weed, Dipidis Diandre, Ludwigia Repens Broad leaf
Crystal Red Bee Shrimp and Cherry Shrimp (Malaysian Trumpet Snails, Ramshorn snails, Pond snails as well)
Eco Complete, Estes Marine sand (black), some small lava rocks, cave decoration (covered in Pelia)