#109: 208L Aquatic Garden Verdant Alcove

Krystal Duguay Dover, United States


Your tank is nice and clear and obviously well maintained although you should remove damaged Java fern leaves before photographing. There is a pleasing flow to the layout and a nice feeling of depth. However the use of a fast growing stem plant like H. difformis as a foreground plant is not appropriate. You also have hard and soft water fishes mixed together so someone is getting short shrift. Finally I find unnatual white fish jarring and disruptive in an aquascape.
— Karen Randall
Microsorum is too big. The background space should be filled with more plants. Hygrophila should be planted in the background.
— Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 122 × 33 × 46 cm
Title Verdant Alcove
Volume 208L
Background Black Plastic Background
Lighting 160w (4 X 40w) total; Flourescent; 6700K
Filtration Fluval 304
Plants Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus)
Stargrass (Heteranthera zosterifolia)
Anubias nana
Windelov (Microsorum windelov)
Cryptocoryne undulata
Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis)
Vallisneria sp.
Animals Pearl Gouramis (Trichogaster leerii)
Female Betta (Betta splendens)
Celebese Rainbowfish (Telmatherina ladigesi)
Threadfin Rainbowfish (Iriatherina werneri)
Longfin White Skirt Tetras (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)
Glowlight Tetras (Hemigrammus erythrozonus)
Neon Tetras (Paracheirodon innesi)
Cherry Barb (Barbus titteya)
Longfin Zebra Danio (Brachydanio rerio)
Candystripe Pleco (Peckoltia vittata)
Emerald Cory (Brochis splendens)
Panda Cories (Corydoras panda)
Albino Cories (Corydoras aeneus)
Bronze Cories (Corydoras aeneus)
Otocinclus (Otocinclus affinis)
Materials This tank uses two large pieces of driftwood to serve as a base for the Java Fern, as well as a small rock to anchor the windelov.
Additional Information The substrate is 100% Schultz's Aquatic Soil (aka Profile). This tank is not fertilized by any liquid fertilizers or supplements. It runs 2 DIY 2 litre bottle yeast CO2 units, diffused by a simple extra fine airstone.

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