Dimensions 61 × 30 × 41 cm
Title Aquatic Garden
Background Standard grey aquarium background picture of roots and rock.
Lighting 2x20 watt sunglo (full spectrum), 2x20 watt powerglo (intense blue end spectrum).
Filtration Small Hagen 201 powerhead in corner for circulation only.
Plants 1. Microsorum pteropus, 2. Rotala indica, 3. assorted Cryptocorynes, 4. Nymphaea maculata
Animals 3 Otocinclus, 8 Cardina japonica
Materials three inches of Profile (ceramic granules) at the foreground increasing to a depth of five inches at the background, plus a 1-inch layer of sand on top of the Profile.
Additional Information A simple beginner's aquascape focusing on easy plants with minimal maintenance. Few fauna were chosen for algae control. Water changes of 25% per week. Fed sparingly 6 times per week. The deep ceramic granule substrate was intended to provide ample rooting medium for the lotus and crypts. The tank is only 4 months old.