#151: 38L Aquatic Garden Enso

Kenneth Cheng Bayside, United States


I think the aquarist has the right idea with this design. The left side is well done with a good choice of species to help blend the structure into the foreground. The branch on the right is overly strong for that side and puts the aquascape off balance somewhat. A nice rock would continue the slope and rounded feel created by the structure on the left.
— Phil Edwards
Excellent layout execution for effect. If this were my aquarium I think I would went with a black background to produce a more mysterious and moody efect.
— Ricky Cain
Very eye-catching tank and aquascaped in a way that it should be fairly easy to maintain. I wish the aquarist had smoothed the front edge of the gravel more carefully as the ragged edge draws the eye away from the aquascape in a jarring way.
— Karen Randall
The use of driftwood is good but the driftwood in the right is not good. It should be coming out more from the left side.
— Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 51 × 25 × 30 cm
Title Enso
Volume 38L
Background Dark blue spray paint.
Lighting 6700k 36 watt compact fluorescent (10 hours)
Filtration 125-gph powerhead w/ prefilter and floss.
Plants Vesicularia sp., Isoetes sp., Microsorium pteropus, Anubias sp "Garbon", Cryptocoryne wendtii, Echinodorus sp., Eleocharis parvula and Myriophyllum matogrossense.
Animals Rasbora espei and Caridina japonica.
Materials Natural gravel and cedar driftwood.
Additional Information No co2 or fertilization for this set-up. All natural growth.

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