#133: 586L Aquatic Garden The Bow Difference

Chad Simon Radnor, United States


This aquarium has a whimsical bright feeling that is appealing. It looks to have been just set up though. The setmplants in the rear look crowded especially the Ammania and Alternanthera. Try removing a couple species and giving the rest some room to grow into. Rearranging them into groups so the lines between the groups are smoother and not so angular will enhance the effect of the beautiful plants.
— Phil Edwards
I had an impression that the picture was taken right after making the layout.
— Takashi Amano
Pretty tank but the placement of the plants is a little too "clumpy. Try to arrange the plants into more graceful lines and trim tehm often enough that they branch and fill out.
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 183 × 61 × 61 cm
Title The Bow Difference
Volume 586L
Background Penn-Plax Black Plastic
Lighting Power Compacts 4x96 watts, 6700K
Filtration Wet Dry 30 gallon sump from two overflows, with Bio Balls, small bag of carbon, mag drive 18 submersible pump, with dual returns to tank. Power heard also in tank.
Plants Ludwigia arcuata, Aponogeton ulvaceus, Rotala indica, Ludwigia grandulosa, Nymphaea lotus "red", Echinodorus bleheri v. "Robustus", Echinodorus parviflorus v. "Tropica", Val. americana, Narrow leaf tall subulata, Microsorium pteropus, Ammannia gracilis, Alternathera reinekii v. "Red", Narrow leaf dwarf subulata, anubias nana, anubias hastifolia, Eichhornia azurea, Crinum thaianum, Aponogeton crispus
Animals Thai Flying Fox,German Blue Rams,True Siamese Algea Eaters, Reinfords Pencil Fish, Dwarf Cory cat, Cory Sterbai, Boesemani Rainbowfish, Harlequin Rasboras, Peckolita Sp. Chocolate Gourami, Red Claw Shrimp, Wood Shrimp
Materials Substrate-Seachem Flourite, and various pieces of wallaby wood
Additional Information CO2 injection into Aqua Medic 1000 Reactor in the sump, feeding off the main pump. Also a 25 watt Aqua UV Sterilizer from main pump returning to sump. Submersible 300 watt heater in the sump too.

Website problems? contact showcase@aquatic-gardeners.org | privacy policy | terms of use