#34: 340L Aquatic Garden Natural Bridge

Karl Kemnitz Rochester Hills, United States


This is a nicely laid out tank but it just needs some more time to develop. It takes even longer with a slow-growth tank like this to reach optimum growth. OTOH it stays nice much longer with less work too! I would consider however re-thinking your decision to avoid liquid fertilizers. Your E. tenellus is looking a little pale. It would do much better with some trace element supplementation.
— Karen
Too much blue backdrop. This would improve considerably with more background plants.
— George
The Anubias attached to the driftwood is very well designed and aquascaped. It makes for a good centerpiece in the tank. Moving some of the other plants and allowing the foreground to develop will improve this tank dramatically.
— Bailin

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 122 × 46 × 61 cm
Title Natural Bridge
Volume 340L
Background Blue plastic aquarium background
Lighting 2 X 96 Watt PC
Filtration Everclear wet/dry filter and sump. Filter pad with no carbon normally. 3 gallons of bio-balls. Rio 3100 pump for return. Pressurized CO2 system through DIY reactor connected to return line.
Plants Anubias Barteri, Anubias Coffeefolia, Echinodorus Tennellus, Cryptocoryne Balansae Green, C. Walkeri, C. Wendtii
Animals Corydoras Jullei, Ottocinclus Affinis, Pterophyllum Scalare spp., Crossocheilus Siamensis, Moenkhausia Sanctaefilomenae, Caridina Japonica
Materials "Razorback Red" aquarium gravel mixed with Laterite, petrified wood, lace rock, and Malaysian driftwood to form the "bridge" which has most of the Aunbias growing on it.
Additional Information I use root tabs in the substrate, and try to avoid liquid fertilizers. This is a low light tank which requires very little maint. I've only been in the live plant realm of the hobby for about a year and I am addicted!

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