#6: 76L Aquatic Garden: Crudus Mundus ( Latin: A Green world)
Benjamin C. Rajak, Chelsea Massachusetts U.S.A | E-mail: benrajak at yahoo.com
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As you know, your tank is really just in its starting stages right now. Your choice of foreground plants is pleasing, and the placement of your driftwood draws the eye into the tnk. I would suggest, however, that rather than planting a sprig here and a sprig there of numerous different stem plants, that you choose just a few species that grow well for you, and plant them more heavily. As they fill in, you can prune them into a pleasing shape. Either a concave type layout or a layout sloping up to the right could work nicely.

Karen Randall

Even with a long tank and a small driftwood, one can make a simple yet strong layout. Try to stick to one plan and don't change it so ofthen, unless you think is time. Looking at the second picture I can help but to think how good a "mound" will make this tank look using only the Echinodorus spp. and allowing the driftwood to stick out just a little off center, this plus a good school of cardinal will make a huge difference. Just my 0.2 cents! BTW hide the equipment next time it really change things.

Luis Navarro

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
77 x 32 x 32 cm (30 x 13 x 13 in)
Volume
76L (20 gallons)
Background
Styrofoam painted black.
Lighting
Compact Fluorescent, 55X2= 110 watts. 1 6700K and the other is at 10000K.
Filtration
Eheim 2213
Additional Information
Liquid fertilization: Seachem Flourish, Seachem Flourish Excel; Seachem Flourish Iron, Seachem Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. Substrate used to be composed of three layers: Natural Play soil, Peat and regular gravel, now its revamped to eco-complete. Natural plant system used for CO2 supply. Water changes: Once every 3 days or at the least once a week.
Title
Crudus Mundus ( Latin: A Green world)
Plants
Echinodorus Tenellus(red and regular); Hygrophila Polysperma(Sunset and regular); marsilea sp, Christmas moss.
Fish/Animals
Neon Tetras(Paracheirodon innesi), Cherry red shrimp(Neocaridina denticulata sinensis), Amano shrimp (Caridina japonica)and Malaysian trumpet snails (Melanoides tuberculata).
Materials
Malaysian Driftwood