#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)
180L (48 gallons)
The backround is black canvas.
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.
Rena Filstar XP3 with custom lily pipes.
Additional Information
Mineralized Soil Substrate - Pressurized CO2 addition via ceramic diffuser - 2 ppm potassium every other day
The Rotala Rainbow
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'
6 Sundadanio axelrodi - 16 Pseudomugil furcatus - 6 Hisonotus leucofrenatus - 6 Caridina multidentata - 12 Neritina reclivata
The stone used in the aquascape is porous mossy rock.