#75: 38L Aquatic Garden

Joe Courtney Lincoln, United States


There is the kernel of a good aquascape in this tank but its hiding behind some plants that aren't well suited. The C. balansae is a particular problem since a single healthy plant at full growth will fill the tank. A different choice of light bulbs might give stronger more accurate colors.
— Roger Miller
Driftwood right in the middle of scape unpleasing
(no natural look) move to right corner and hide right part of it behind additional green Crypts. Let lilaeopsis grow towards background bit left of
center in order to create depth. Move background
equipment towards gravel.
— Detlef Hupfeld
The plants look too crowded and wild making the 10g tank look even smaller. Try moving the driftwood out of the center. Also try to hide the cut end of the wood.
— Chuck Gadd

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 51 × 25 × 30 cm
Volume 38L
Background spray painted black
Lighting 2-15 watt GE Plant/Aquarium bulbs
Filtration Small hang on filter.
Plants 1. Sagittaria platyphylla, 2. Cryptocoryne wendtii, 3. Vesicularia dubyana, 4. Anubias nana, 5. Microsorum pteropus, 6. Spirila?, 7. Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae, 8. Lilaeopsis, 9. Dwarf Lily
Animals Rainbow Shark, Ghost Shrimp, Snails
Materials Play sand substrate. One piece of driftwood with Java Moss, Anubias, and Java Fern attached.
Additional Information The substrate is fertilized with Root Tabs. I use DIY co2 and have a have a submerible filter which I use as a reactor(not in picture).

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