#60: 3L Aquatic Garden Small Fry

Matthew Pouw Olympia, United States


This is a good attempt at a small aquascape. I feel the design would have been improved by using fewer species such as Ludwigia or Rotala only. Also the Anubias nana altough small now is too broad a plant for such a small aquarium. Given some time and a little re-arrangement of the stones this could be a very pleasant aquarium for a desk.
— Phil Edwards
Sorry but I just can’t shake my impression that this cube was hurriedly put together. Perhaps there was a lot of thought put into the design of the layout but the execution and timing falter.
— Ricky Cain
I love these little tanks and keep one on my desk too. But this one hasn't been given the time to settle in and grow. Also in one photo it appears that the tank has not been wiped clean of water spots. This is an easy way to improve the presentation of a tank.
— Karen Randall
Small leaf plants should be planted more.
— Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 15 × 15 × 15 cm
Title Small Fry
Volume 3L
Background piece of black construction paper
Lighting 1x15 watt fluorescent bulb
Filtration none
Plants 1. vescularia dubyana 2. microsorum pteropus 3. anubias barteri var. nana 4. sagittaria subulata (dwarf) 5. ludwigia palustris 6. rotala indica
Animals danio rerio
Materials gravel, three small rocks
Additional Information fertilized with little grains of Jobe houseplant sticks, DIY yeast injection with a reactor made out of a bottom of a plastic cup

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