#14: 28L Aquatic Garden Moos Matrix

Oliver Knott Graben-Neudorf, Germany


I love this aquascape! The aquarist has done an excellent job utilizing the hardscape using the bow shape for the maximum effect. Overall the plants look very healthy and well tended. It's hard to keep moss in check and the aquarist has done it well. The substrate is even nice and clean. Unfortunately C. crispulata v. balansae gets rather large so points were lost on viability. Another great tank!
— Phil Edwards
The use of Java moss is beautiful in this tank and the edging of white gravel is eye catching. Unfortunately this is destined to be a short-term tank. Cryptocoryne crispatula will quickly out-grow such a small tank and the roots and runners they send out will quickly take over in such a small space.
— Karen Randall
It is a good layout. Moss should be pruned more frequently so that leaf density is greater.
— Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 30 × 28 × 30 cm
Title Moos Matrix
Volume 28L
Background no / black filter background
Lighting 1 x 11 Watt (compact light)
Filtration Background filtersytem in the tank
Plants (1) Vesicularia dubyana, (2) Cyptocoryne crispatula 'balansae'
Animals Tanichthys albonubes, Otocinclus affinis, Crossocheilus siamensis, Caridina japonica
Materials fertilizer substrate: fertilized sand (JBL), bottom / ground: river soil,
stones: "Dragonstone" (Asia)
Additional Information PH: 7.00, KH: 5-6, no Fertilizer, no CO², only 30% waterchange every 3 days

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