#83: 76L Aquatic Garden

Erik Leung San Francisco, United States


I love the composition and use of texture in this aquascape. I don't know if the shadowy nature of the photographs was intentional but I think it adds an air of distance and mystery. It also makes it difficult to judge some details.
— Roger Miller
How about some more bigger Anubias to accomplish
Java fern? The two main rocks are too similar in size.
— Detlef Hupfeld
Very artistic. Good first impression but there isn't enough focus to keep my attention. Dark photographs make judging this one difficult.
— Chuck Gadd

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 76 × 30 × 30 cm
Volume 76L
Background black artboard
Lighting 2x20 watt fluorescent, 2x15 watt compact
Filtration Marineland 660 powerhead with prefilter
Plants Bolbitis heudelotii, Cryptocoryne affinis, Marsilea drummondii, Microsorum pteropus (short form), Pomatogeton gayi, Echinodorus tenellus
Animals Corydoras pygmaeus, Puntius oligolepis, Rasbora hengeli
Materials Dark rock from San Francisco coast; rootwood
Additional Information C02 injected into powerhead; Bolbitis loves the strong C02-enriched current. The barbs spar frequently and are reminiscent of small cichlids as they stay busy beneath the Microsorum and near the dense growth of Marsilea.

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