#114: 378L Aquatic Garden New York

Wu Xiao Keller, United States


New York is right! This aquascape is bustling and vibrant just like its namesake. It also seems to be the hogepodge and mixing pot that New York is. The Riccia is too strong and could use some trimming to bring it into balance with the rest of the plants. The Vallisneria is out of place and should really be used in the back of the tank or not at all. Also trim back that Rotala on the right. It's a beautiful plant when growing in large bunches like it is but the shadow created in front of it is a dead spot in the otherwise bright aquascape.
— Phil Edwards
The use of soft image plants was good. It may be difficult to keep Angel fish in this layout.
— Takashi Amano
Another nice healthy tank. Riccia is pretty but it looks like it is getting ahead of you a bit here! It gives the impression that it is starting to engulf the rest of the aquascape. The big black shadows under the Rotala on the left side of the tank are distracting. See if you can include some hard scape material or slower growing plants in front of them to hide the shadowy bottoms of the stems.
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 152 × 46 × 46 cm
Title New York
Volume 378L
Lighting 4*80 watt GE starcoat T5 6500K + Sunlight tek reflectors
Filtration Micron filter only.
Plants Glossostigma elatinoides, Riccia fluitans, Alternanthera roseafolia, Vallisneria gigantea, rotala indica, Ludwigia arcuata,
Bacopa coro, Rotala green, Micranthemum umbrosum, Micranthemum micranthemoides, Eleocharis acicularis, Limnophila aquatica.
Animals Rasbora Heteromorpha, Paracheirodon innesi, Paracheirodon axelrodi, Pterophyllum scalare.
Materials 30 lbs of red rocks + 1 driftwood
Additional Information PMDD, Seachem Flourish, EDTA Iron etc. Pressurized inline co2 system.

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