#56: 378L Aquatic Garden

Robert Hudson San Jose, United States


Very pretty tank but could be improved with a stronger focal point and a little better balance for the striking red Alternanthera.
— Karen Randall
Nice plant growth and a nice tank!
— Claus Christensen

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 152 × 46 × 51 cm
Volume 378L
Background Black cloth on the outside
Lighting (3) 110 watt VHO flourescent (1) NO 40 watt flourescent, IceCap ballast
Filtration Fluval 403 cannister filter
Plants Hygrophila difformis, Alternanthera rosaefolia, Dwarf sag, Tall Sag, Anubias hastifolia, Anubias coffefolia, Anubias nana, Java fern, Samolous parviflorus, Micranthemum umbrosum, Lobelia cardinalis, Ludwigia repens, Riccia flutans, Aponogeton crispus, Hydrocotyl leucocephala, Java moss, Rotala indica, a very small Red Tiger Lotus
Animals Angel fish, tetras, Siamese Algae Eater, African Butterfly Cichlid, Curvecept, Kribensis, Cory catfish.
Materials Clay gravel, dessert hardwood, gravel, rock
Additional Information This set up is a little over two years old, but has been re-arranged three or four times. The Java fern, Samolous parviflorus, and Alternanthera have been in the tank since it was first set up. The Samolous parviflorus has reproduced new plants four times while it has been growing, from stems developing in the center of the crown. The java fern has also reproduced several times, and all of the visible plants currently are third generation or higher grown from larger decaying leaves.

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