#115: 81L Aquatic Garden: Skoli's Refuge
Edward Dockrill, Petersham NSW Australia
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Very pretty, delicate aquascape. I particularly like your placement of the Anubias to draw the eye into the layout. I think your stem plants needed a little more time to grow up and fill in for the best presentation of the tank. As it is, there is not enough clear definition to the various groupings. Finally, it is a very small thing, but try to take your photos a little earlier in the evening, before the Rotala and Limnophila have closed up for the night. That alone will help fill things in.

Karen Randall

The layout is full of stem plants and Riccia spp., I think they should have more density and more color contrast. I don't know if the photography is not showing it or they can benefit from better fertilization. I think you could get more out of this layout just by trimming.

Luis Navarro

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
60 x 30 x 45 cm (24 x 12 x 18 in)
81L (21 gallons)
Black poster board
4*18watt (72 watts total) NO fluroecent 10 hours per day
Eheim 2213 external canister
Additional Information
Pressurised CO2, substrate laterite
Skoli's Refuge
Hemianthus micranthemoides, Bacopa Caroliniana, Cardamine lyrata, Anubias sp. "Pygmy", Rotalla wallichii, Limnophila sessiflora, Ricca fluitans, Hygrophila polysperma, Rotala rotundifolia, Mayaca fluviatilis
2 Dwarf Ottocinclus, 13 Rummy-nose tetra
2 pieces of driftwood