#140: 219L Aquatic Garden

Steve Fisher pearland, United States


I'm reminded of a disturbed lot looking at this aquascape. There's a strong impression of a rusty car sitting in a field of grass and weeds. The petrified wood is too linear and blocky. Rearranging them in a group somewhat at a tilt will help fix that. Likewise the background is too bare and could use some stemplants or tall plant such as Cryptocoryne crispulata v. balansae to add hight interest to the aquascape.
— Phil Edwards
It is too simple. More stemmed plants in the background are necessary.
— Takashi Amano
This tank has the beginnings of a good layout. The hardscape structure is quite nice as the placement of Bolbitis and Java fern. I like the fish chosen and both the plants and fish appear to be in good health. However the Eleocharis vivipara in back definitely gives the tank the impression of having a "bad hair day". If you are going to leave large sections of the tank empty they must be impeccably clean and avoid seeing the wall though the tank. As it is it simply looks unfinished.
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 91 × 47 × 50 cm
Volume 219L
Lighting 4 36w power compact
Filtration eheim canister
Plants Echinodorus tennellus, Eleocharis sp, narrow leaf java fern, bolbitus, christmas moss
Animals Blue Ram, Glo-light tetra, otocinclus, amano shrimp
Materials petrified wood

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