#60: 3L Aquatic Garden: Small Fry
Matthew Pouw, Olympia Washington United States
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Awards and Judge Comments

This is a good attempt at a small aquascape. I feel the design would have been improved by using fewer species, such as Ludwigia or Rotala only. Also, the Anubias nana, altough small now, is too broad a plant for such a small aquarium. Given some time, and a little re-arrangement of the stones this could be a very pleasant aquarium for a desk.

Phil Edwards

Sorry but I just can’t shake my impression that this cube was hurriedly put together. Perhaps there was a lot of thought put into the design of the layout but the execution and timing falter.

Ricky Cain

I love these little tanks and keep one on my desk too. But this one hasn't been given the time to settle in and grow. Also, in one photo it appears that the tank has not been wiped clean of water spots. This is an easy way to improve the presentation of a tank.

Karen Randall

Small leaf plants should be planted more.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
15 x 15 x 15 cm (5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 in)
3L (1 gallons)
piece of black construction paper
1x15 watt fluorescent bulb
Additional Information
fertilized with little grains of Jobe houseplant sticks, DIY yeast injection with a reactor made out of a bottom of a plastic cup
Small Fry
1. vescularia dubyana 2. microsorum pteropus 3. anubias barteri var. nana 4. sagittaria subulata (dwarf) 5. ludwigia palustris 6. rotala indica
danio rerio
gravel, three small rocks