#49: 98L Aquatic Garden Gallons of Guppies

Lori Ziemba San Francisco, United States


Have you been reading Diana Walstad's book? This is one of the better looking Soil based (with a little extra) tanks I've seen. Looking at this tank I get the impression that the aquarist has his/her fish in mind just as much as the plants. It's refreshing to see someone submit a tank like this. I wish we'd see more participation in this contest from hobbyists such as yourself. Thank you!
— Phil Edwards
A lovely example of what is undeniably a "fish tank" first and foremost. I love to see people enjoying both their plants and their fish!
— Karen Randall
Cryptocoryne is too big and destroys the open space in the center. I advise to use a smaller size Crypt.
— Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 91 × 25 × 41 cm
Title Gallons of Guppies
Volume 98L
Background None.
Lighting Window light plus 28 W CF.
Filtration Lee's corner bubble-up box filter with powerhead. Sponge filter.
Plants Alternanthera reineckii,
Bacopa caroliniana,
Crytocoyne wendtii,
Didiplis diandra,
Eleocharis (giant hairgrass),
Sagittaria subulata,
Vallisneria americana var. biwaensis
Animals Amano shrimp,
Corydoras aeneus,
Otocinclus affinis,
Poecilia latipinna,
Poecilia reticulata,
Xiphophorus variatus
Materials Driftwood, small ceramic frog.
Additional Information Tank is in a north window and receives window light but no sun all day. DIY CO2. 10ml of Tropica Master Grow/week. Substrate is coarse sand over potting soil. Tank is 3 years old.

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