#193: 180L Aquatic Garden: The Rotala Rainbow
Aaron T. Talbot, Dayton Maryland United States
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Awards and Judge Comments

Colorful tank, really match the title of this tank!

Justin Law

Very pretty tank, and I understand what you were doing. But I think that a little more variation in texture would have helped the layout.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
90 x 45 x 45 cm (35 x 18 x 18 in)
Volume
180L (48 gallons)
Background
The backround is black canvas.
Lighting
Lighting is provided by four 39 watt Giessemann Midday T5HO bulbs with IceCap SLR reflectors. Two bulbs burn for ten hours a day and all four bulbs burn in the middle of the photoperiod for five hours creating a midday burst of light.
Filtration
Rena Filstar XP3 with custom lily pipes.
Additional Information
Mineralized Soil Substrate - Pressurized CO2 addition via ceramic diffuser - 2 ppm potassium every other day
Title
The Rotala Rainbow
Plants
Anubias barteri var. nana 'Gold' - Bacopa sp. 'Araguaia' - Fissidens fontanus - Hemianthus callitrichoides - Hygrophila sp. 'Araguaia' - Hygrophila sp. 'Bold' - Pogostemon helferi - Rotala rotundifolia 'Green' - Rotala rotundifolia 'Green Needle Leaf' - Rotala sp. 'Colorata' - Rotala hippuris - Rotala rotundifolia 'Ceylon' - Rotala sp. 'Nanjenshan' - Rotala macrandra 'Green'
Fish/Animals
6 Sundadanio axelrodi - 16 Pseudomugil furcatus - 6 Hisonotus leucofrenatus - 6 Caridina multidentata - 12 Neritina reclivata
Materials
The stone used in the aquascape is porous mossy rock.