#68: 662L Aquatic Garden

Steven T. Dixon San Francisco, United States

Awards and Comments

Second Place
Hey Steve these photos are so much better than those disreputable scans you showed me! “Nice but stiff” was my first impression before I recognized your tank. I have always found the juxtaposition of your polished granite stones with that sandstone embankment awkward at best.
— Jeff Kropp
Beautiful the combination of color leave shape and substrate
— Wim van Drongelen
This is not African.
Nice use of decorative elements.
Good growth of plants.
Try to camouflage the background corners. Suggestion: C. crispatula in de left background corner.
Good shoal of cardinal tetra's
— Pim Wilhelm
This is a lovely aquascape carefully planned and executed with excellent plant growth. I am not fond personally of rock "rivers" and such but this is purely a matter of personal preference.
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 183 × 61 × 74 cm
Volume 662L
Background N/A
Lighting Metal Halide - 3 - 175 watt bulbs 5500K. Compact fluorescent - 2 96watt 6700K.
Filtration Two trickle overflow filters
Plants See layout diagram for full plant listing. Main plants:
Eusteralis stellata, Rotala rotundifolia, Ammannia gracillis,
Anubias barteri var. nana, Blyxa sp., Echinodorus tenellus,
Rotala macrandra, Cryptocoryne crispatula, Glossostigma elatinoides
Animals Cardinal Tetras, Otocinclus, Silver Hatchets, Corydorus sp., Amano Shrimp, Siamese Algae Eater
Materials Driftwood - Malaysian, Substrate - Gravel/Laterite,
River Bed - Sandstone Rocks
Additional Information I have tried to capture an African river at the edge of a
bluff. The silver hatchets fly over the river watching below.

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