#79: 136L Aquatic Garden Present to my Parents

Donald Davis Austin, United States


This tall corner tank causes some difficult problems. I think the aquarist chose plants that can do well with low light. Overall the aquascape looks a little uncomposed and out of balance because of the tangled-looking mass of C. spiralis in the right rear.
— Roger Miller
Please hide equipment!
— Detlef Hupfeld
The planting creates very intresting lines. The C. spiralis is too overgrown looking.

I can't see the driftwood but I've always been told to avoid cedar and similar woods because they can release toxic oils.
— Chuck Gadd

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 61 × 30 × 46 cm
Title Present to my Parents
Volume 136L
Background Adhesive black plastic on one side, other back side is open to view from the couch
Lighting 3-15W Aurora 50/50 and 1-15W Triton
Filtration Eheim 2222 Pro
Plants 1. Anubias barteri
2. Anubias nana "gold"
3. Anubias coffeefolia
4. Cryptocoryne wendtii var.
5 C. spiralis
6. Sagitaria sp.
7. Java fern
8. lotus vars.
Animals 1. Otos
2. Guppies
3. Cory variety
4. Siamese Algae Eaters
Materials Substrate: blasting sand (with laterite), terralit
Driftwood is cedar from a local lake
Additional Information Fertilization of TMG (10mL once per week) and ferrovit (10mL once per week). No CO2 injected.

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