#96: 26L Aquatic Garden Office Tension Tamer

Ellen O'Connell Parker, United States

Awards and Comments

Honorable Mention
How are you supposed to get any work done with this little gem sitting on your desk? This is a tank that demands to be stared at.
— Roger Miller
I enjoyed plant colors! But Echinodorus may soon
become too big for this size of tank. Rearrange root (should not be parallel to front glass) and
add some more driftwood. I'd use darker gravel.
— Detlef Hupfeld
Nice attractive arrangement simple good focal points good contrasts. Echinodorus bleheri may be too large for this small tank
— Chuck Gadd

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 43 × 17 × 28 cm
Title Office Tension Tamer
Volume 26L
Background Black poster board
Lighting 14-watt GE Aquaray flourescent
Filtration Aquaclear Mini power filter
Plants (1) Limnophila sessiliflora, (2) Cryptocoryne
wendtii, (3) Echinodorus parviflorus,
(4) E. bleheri v. robustus (compacta),
(5) driftwood with Vesicularia dubyana,
(6) Sagittaria subulata
Animals White cloud mountain minnows (Tanichthys albonubes),
Materials Substrate is 1" of potting soil with 1" of TEK
Minerals gravel on top. Small piece of driftwood
is positioned diagonally, starting in right rear
corner of tank and ending about 2 inches away from
the center of the bow.
Additional Information Aquarium is bowfront, so width varies from 6.5"
to almost 10" at the center front. Inclusion of Java
moss was unintentional. Single strand just showed up
on driftwood some months after tank was set up in August of 2001
and it has been spreading very slowly every since.
Aquarium gets no water column fertilizers added, so that
moss is working hard at surviving and spreading.

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