#28: 98L Aquatic Garden

Don Duterte Hayward, United States

Awards and Comments

Honorable Mention
Very beautiful and healthy looking aquarium.
— Wim van Drongelen
I like the vibrant reds in this long-term tank. It is a very pretty tank but is just on the border of becoming a little too overgrown.
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 91 × 25 × 43 cm
Volume 98L
Background Black
Lighting 60 watts (2 30 watt Triton tubes)
Filtration None. Micron filter put into service once every week after a water change to clear up any floating debris.
Plants Hygrophila difformis, Microsorium pteropus (large leaved, small leaved, 'Windelov' varieties), Eleocharis vivipara, Marsilea drummondii, Alternanthera reineckii, Ammania senegalensis, Riccia fluitans, Hygrophila polysperma ('Tropical Sunset' and regular), Bacopa monnieri, Ludwigia arcuata, Hydrocotyle leucocephala, Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Bronze', Anubias nana,
Animals Black molly, Yellow female bettas, Jordanella floridae, Siamese algae eater, Red platy's, Cardinal and neon tetras, Ottocinclus, Golden Pristella tetras
Materials 75/25 mix of Flourite/fine gravel (about 2-3 mm diameter grain size), 2 Java fern covered driftwood pieces
Additional Information Dave Gomberg's CO2 system injected into a Barr CO2 reactor at a rate of 1-1/2 bubbles/sec.
Daily fertilization regime-
0.5 ml of Flourish,
5 ml of Potassium sulfate,
0.25 ml of Flourish Iron,
1 ml of Potassium nitrate,
7.5 ml of Flourish Trace added twice a week (due to my almost RO like water)

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