#11: 76L Aquatic Garden: Beginner's Luck
Stephen G. Colley, Westport CT USA | E-mail: stephen.g at colley.org
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Awards and Judge Comments

This would be a pretty little tank in the corner of anyone's living room. The left side of the tank has become so dense that it overwhelms the right... thin it out just a little. On the right side, the Alternanthera looks like a bit of an afterthought. It looks lanky and not too happy. I would prefer the tank without it.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
61 x 30 x 41 cm (24 x 12 x 16 in)
Volume
76L (20 gallons)
Background
none
Lighting
1 x 65watt PC for 12 hours, additional 1 x 65 watt added for 3 mid photo-period "noon" hours
Filtration
Eheim Ecco 2230
Additional Information
Flourite substrate, pressurized CO2, all water treatment in-line (heater, CO2 diffuser, CO2 sampling, fert injection, UV, filtration). First planted tank attempt, and loads of fun!
Title
Beginner's Luck
Plants
Alternanthera reineckii, Blyxa japonica, Cabomba caroliniana, Cladophora aegagropila, Cryptocoryne balansae, Cryptocoryne blassii, Eleochari sparvulus, Glossostigma elatinoides, Lilaeopsis novaezelandiae, Ludwigia repens, Microsorium pteropus, Riccia fluitans, Vallisneria spiralis, Straight Vallisneria, Vesicularia dubyana, Vesicularia fasciculata
Fish/Animals
Botia striata (Zebra Loach) 2, Crossocheilus siamensis (Siamese Algae Eater) 3, Hemigrammus rhodostomus (True Rummynose Tetra) 3, Mikrogeophagus ramirezi (Cichlid, BlueRam) 3, Otocinclus vittatus (Oto Cat) 2, Paracheirodon axelrodi (Cardinal Tetra) 12, Caridina japonica (Marsh Shrimp) 6
Materials
Single driftwood piece in corner, obscured by java fern and moss.