#107: 76L Aquatic Garden The Glistening Lake

Sherry Quinn Burlington, United States


The riccia bubbles are the dominant visual in this aquascape which I don't think is ideal. A few stems of a red plant added to the background might add interest. The water appears to be cloudy but that could be from too many bubbles.
— Roger Miller
I know the boring whites of riccia too well which make fish look rather pale. Take away a great deal of it and plant E. tenellus instead if you wish. Add some H.micranthemoides just about where there is a clump of riccia to the right.
— Detlef Hupfeld
I really wanted some close-up pics to see more details. The colors seem pale but I can't tell if that's the plants the lighting or the photo. I really like the driftwood and Bolbitis heudelotti.
— Chuck Gadd

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 76 × 30 × 33 cm
Title The Glistening Lake
Volume 76L
Background Black posterboard
Lighting 4x20watt fluorescent bulbs, 11 hours/day.
Filtration Marineland Penguin Bio-Wheel power filter.
Plants Bacopa caroliniana, Bacopa monnieri, Bolbitis heudelotti, Didiplis diandra, Heteranthera zosterifolia, Micranthemum micranthemoides, Myriophyllum simulans, Riccia fluitans
Animals Fish: Moekhausia pitterieri, Otocinclus vestitus.
Invertebrates: Caridina japonica
Materials driftwood, small pieces of slate and bridal veil netting used to hold down the Riccia.
Additional Information CO2 system: 2 soda bottle DIY CO2 units, approximately 1 bubble per second.

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