#68: 18L Aquatic Garden: Valley of swan
Bonald Yau, Chan Wan Hong Kong China | E-mail: yaucheki at yahoo.com.hk
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Awards and Judge Comments

I love the swan idea of this layout - very original. The plantings are also well done to make the driftwood swan seem like its paddling along the small lake (sand). However, fish choice is poor as the swordtails and siamese algae eater will easily outgrow this tiny aquarium.

Carlos Sanchez

Lovely kids tank! I'm usually not a fan of man-made fish, but in this instance they are appropriate. The wood is a little "heavy" feeling for such a small tank, but your planting layout is attractive, and should meet your goal of a low maintenance set-up.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
36 x 28 x 18 cm (14 x 11 x 7.1 in)
Volume
18L (5 gallons)
Background
Blue sticker on outside of tank.
Lighting
18 watts PL x1 (8 hours per day)
Filtration
Mini external filter
Additional Information
My aim was to create a low maintenance aquascape for my little nephew. No CO2, only 30% water change every three days. Fertilization with 1 drop of TMG daily.
Title
Valley of swan
Plants
1. Cratonneuron filicinum, 2. Anubias nana, 3. Anubias barteri, 4. Echinodorus tenellus, 5. Cryptocoryne wendtii, 6. Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
Fish/Animals
Xiphophorus macrulatus var. x 2, X. helleri var. x 2, Paracheirodon axelrodi x 8, Crossocheilus siamensis x 2, Otocinclus affinis x 2, Marisa cornuarietis x 1.
Materials
ADA aqua soil amazonia; white sand; Malaysian driftwood.