#92: 38L Aquatic Garden: Lovers Garden
John and Donna Feuerhelm, Morgan Hill CA USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

This is a pleasant tank, obviously well cared for, with fish and plants in good condition. However, there is very little design apparent in the layout. Try planning your hardscape first, and then working around that. There are very nice red plants that are not quite as large leafed as the Alternanthera and might be a better choice in a tank of this size. Then consider using the red plants as an accent, rather than having them dominate the tank.

Karen Randall

Position the plants with more armony this will improve the look of your tank the Alternathera is too clse to the center, and is hard to appreciate the other plants. Navarro

Luis Navarro

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
39 x 35 x 40 cm (15 x 14 x 16 in)
Volume
38L (10 gallons)
Background
This "all in one" Cubemasters Nano Tank has a built in black plastic backgroud.
Lighting
4x 13 watt power compacts, 4x blue LED moon light. 11 hours of light per day.
Filtration
Integrated 3 stage filter built into the back of the tank. Enough light gets into the filter for me to grow Riccia in there on the sponge.
Additional Information
EI Fertilization: KNO3, Fleet, Flourish, Equilibrium, 50% weekly water changes. CO2: ADA Nano CO2 "Amazonia" scent.
Title
Lovers Garden
Plants
1-Alternanthera Reineckii, 2-Cryptocoryne parva, 3-Cryptocoryne pygmaea, 4-Cryptocoryne Balansae, 5-Hygrophila polysperma "Tropica Sunset", 6-Hygrophila sp from Araguaia, 7-Microsorium pteropus "windelov",7a-Anubias barteri "nana", 8-Ludwigia repens, 9-Ranalisma rostratum, 10-Hygrophila polysperma "Ceylon", 11-Hydrocotyl sp "Dwarf", 12-Blyxa japonica
Fish/Animals
3 Pygmy croaking Gouramis (2m,1f, they have successfully bred in this tank), 3 metallic half beaks (2m, 1f, they have also successfully bred in this tank), 3 Dwarf Chain Loaches, 1 Scarlet Badis (M), 1 Dwarf Cory, 3 Otoclinus, 1 Red guppy (m)
Materials
1 pc African rootwood, 2pcs rock (collected on our Honeymoon in Tahoe), Eco Complete (2 bags)