#26: 284L Aquatic Garden

Jeremy George Monument, United States


While not as "manicured" as many entries I like this tank as an example of a lovely planted community tank. I'm sure that this tank brings a lot of enjoyment to its owner and is a wonderful environment for his fish! I wish more people would submit entries of this sort of tank... I think it more accurately depicts what most of us maintain in our homes on a long-term basis. And after all that really is what this hobby is about!
— Karen
Nice selection of plants - many species that mix well together visually.
— George
This looks to be another tank that has much potential. The huge swordplant is an impressive specimin. However I believe that it's overpowering and is probably choking out the other plants. Moving the nice stand of Hydrocotyle towards the front and the stand of the Cryptocoryne behind it will make a big impact. Also don't cover up what looks to be a very nice piece of driftwood.
— Bailin

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 122 × 47 × 55 cm
Volume 284L
Background Black Plastic
Lighting 120 watts of N.O. florescent and 110 watts of C.F. florescent
Filtration One Eheim ECCO 2235 canister filter (185 GPH)
Plants Ambulia Sessiliflora, Rotala Indica, Water Sprite (Ceratopteris thalictroides), Pygmy Chain Sword (Echinodorus tenellus), Crypt Spiralis (Cryptocoryne Spiralis), Ludwigia Peruensis, Hygro Tropic Sunset (Hygrophila Polysperma), Anacharis (Egeria Densa), Parrots Feather (Myriophyllum Aquaticum), Cryptocoryne Wendtii, Pennywort (Hydrocotyle leucocephala)
Animals 1 Siamese algae eater,
1 bristle nose pleco,
2 pearl gouramis,
2 dwarf african frogs,
3 cory cats,
3 new guinea rainbow fish,
3 adult platies,
2 serpae tetras,
7 cardinal tetras,
12 baby platies 1/4 in. to 1/2 in. and
1 curvicep cichlid
Materials Drift Wood and some red Flagstone in the right corner.
Additional Information For fertilizer I am dosing mixture of flourish, flourish potassium and flourish iron once a week. My substrate is 1/3 sand and 2/3 Seachem Flourite.

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