#101: 208L Aquatic Garden Sunrise Shadows

Roger Miller Albuquerque, United States


I like this aquascape it's very well done for a 55g. With all the other plants being in relatively large groupings the small and very vertical Saururus looks out of place. Replacing it with Anubias would give a similar feel with greater ability for front to back manipulation. It seems as though the Limnophila was a last minute addition. Filling in a larger area with it will help give it a more purposeful impression. The grass could also have used some time to fill in more. Overall though excellent use of a 55g aquarium they're not easy to work with.
— Phil Edwards
Attractive tank with a pleasing aquascape. Your foreground needed a little more time to grow in however. Some of the growth tips seem to be stunting a bit.
— Karen Randall
The stemmed plants were used in the foreground.
— Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 122 × 33 × 46 cm
Title Sunrise Shadows
Volume 208L
Background black paint
Lighting 4X32 watt t8
Filtration cannister filter and micron cartridge. Both removed for the photo.
Plants Didiplis diandra
Echinodorus bolivianus
Saururus cernuus
Cyperus helferi
Limnophila aromatica
Eleocharis parvulus
Animals Mesonata festivum (1)
Hemigrammus rhodostomus (8)
Crossocheilus siamensis (2)
Otocinculs affinis (2)
Materials natural stone
Additional Information The tank has been set up since 1989. The aquascape is relatively new.

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