#16: 76L Aquatic Garden: A Volga - Caspienne reality
Benjamin C. Rajak, Chelsea Ma U.S.A | E-mail: benrajak at yahoo.com | Aquascaper Website
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It looks like you have learned to grow your plants well, they look nice and healthy. You are right, there is too much Hygro on the left, and this is a plant that happily (and quickly)grows to the surface. Try using that in the back, and something with a different texture and/or color in front of it. I'm also not wild about the single big chunk of driftwood. Try to find something a little smaller, and balance with another piece on the other side of the tank.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
77 x 32 x 32 cm (30 x 13 x 13 in)
76L (20 gallons)
Freshwater Blue.
Power compact 55watts X 2 = 110watts, 6700K
Eheim 2213 external canister filter
Additional Information
Substrate is composed of play soil, peat and gravel. I use flourish tabs which are replaced every month and a half - two months. In combination with flourish tabs i use liquid fertilization of flourish excel after every water change and for CO2 injection i use the CO2 Natural Plant System. Considering this is the first time i have ever done something like this i know that there is much improvement needed, and it would be absolutely awesome to hear the experts give me ideas. I know that there is a little bit too much area covered with the Willow leafs and too much area in the foreground is uncovered. However, i am waiting to see what Ms. Randall, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Amano and the other judges have to say for a new hobbyist like myself. Thank you for your guidance in advance!
A Volga - Caspienne reality
Willow Leaf (Hygrophila polysperma Ceylon), tiger Lotus (Nymphaea lotus), Water Sprite (Ceratopteris), fox tail(Myriophyllum Aquaticum), java moss (Vesicularia dubyana), Baby tears (Micranthemum micranthemoides), Dwarf Sagittaria (Sagittaria Subulata) and if i am not wrong or confused i think it is mixed up with the pygmy chain sword (Echinodorus tenellus).
Betta Splendans (1), Cory cats (4), Siamese flying fox (4), Baby Red Melon Discus' (2)and i think i have one surviving japonica shrimp!
Driftwood only. No stones or rocks!