#8: 560L Aquatic Garden: Resting Place
Oliver Knott, Graben-Neudorf Germany | Aquascaper Website
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Best of ShowFirst Place

Excellent aquascape! The beautiful yellow/greens in the middle work very well with the orange-reds in the upper portions of the stemplants as well as with the vivid green of the foreground. The bunch of moss in the middle of the stemplants is a good foil to the otherwise solid color of the Limnophila. The topmost plants are just a bit too spread out on the surface. It appears to be only a matter of a couple days worth of growth and is really a minor matter as is the white label in the top right corner. Long term maintenance could be an issue as well.

Phil Edwards

It is a very beautiful layout. The selection of the fish was excellent. However it might be difficult to maintain the aquascape for a long period.

Takashi Amano

Oh, I like this tank very much! Beautiful, unusual plants to set off beautiful fish! I do wish you had included some plants with a different leaf shape and tone, however. The aquascape is also ALMOST past prime... If the pictures had been taken before so many plants reached the surface, I think it might have been even nicer.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
130 x 70 x 70 cm (51 x 28 x 28 in)
560L (148 gallons)
flat black background from Juwel
T5 tubes - 6500 Kelvin: 4 x 54 Watt and 1 x 39 Watt
Eheim Thermofilter professionel II 2128, UV-lamp (9Watt-Tetra)
Additional Information
PH: 6.80, KH: 3-4, automatically fertilizing dosing system (1ml each day), ground heating system, cooling ventilation fan over the lamp
Resting Place
(3)Limnophila aromatica, (1) Ludwigia spec. "Cuba" (Ludwigia inclinata var. verticilata), (2) Eusteralis stellata, (6) Hemianthus callitrichoides, (5) Riccia fluitans, (4) Vesicularia dubyana
Puntius(Barbus)denisonii, Otocinclus paulinus (spec. "Negro"), Caridina japonica
fertilizer substrate: PowerSand Special (ADA), bottom / ground: AquaSoil "Malaya" (ADA), driftwood: special moor root (select in Germany)