#282: 11L Aquatic Garden: Tree of Life
Steve Waldron, Seattle WA USA | E-mail: woodydebris at gmail.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

A nice aquarium to observe, but not suitable to an aquascaping contest ... to many information distract the eyes.

Luca Galarraga

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
36 x 23 x 25 cm (14 x 9.1 x 9.8 in)
11L (3 gallons)
No background.
A 13 watt power compact and a 20 watt screw-in, clip-on compact fluorescent bulb.
A small HOB.
Additional Information
No CO2, no fertilization.
Tree of Life
Eleocharis pusilla, Fissidens nobilis, Hydroctyle tripartita, Java fern, Ludwigia X lacustris, Marimo balls, Microsorm pteropus "trident", Subwassertang; various epiphytic miniature tropical terrestrial plants
Neoheterandia elegans, Fire Red Cherry Shrimp, Cherry Red Shrimp, Horned Nerites snails, Ramshorn snails, Lake Poso Orange Rabbit Snails
I used a piece of ADA's branchwood as the main aquascaping element-- the branchwood is covered in subwassertang inside the aquarium and then exits the surface of the water where a diversity of miniature epiphytic terrestrial plants are attached and hang their roots into the water column, growing hydroponically. I used ADA's Aquasoil as a nutritive layer below a layer of cosmetic sand blasting sand.