#62: 151L Aquatic Garden

Robert Y. C. Lau Honolulu, United States


What a neat way to show off the colored Guppies! The aquascape has an almost amphitheater like quality to it that helps focus the attention on the fish. It's a double edged sword though the plants are so well tended that they're monotonous. The wall effect created by the Rotala is novel at first but it is too strong and the bluff wall effect quickly causes the view to lose interest. Even so I envy an aquarist who can keep Riccia that neat. Good use of that plant.
— Phil Edwards
I like the feeling of a little enclosed "cove" that this tank gives. I am less fond of all the funky colored fish.
— Karen Randall
The use of Riccia and plant combination does not look good.
— Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 122 × 33 × 43 cm
Volume 151L
Background Black background
Lighting Jalli 55W x4 Compact Fluorescent Strip Lights, w/65 watt bulbs 12 hours/day.
Filtration Fluval 404, Fluval 204, Aquaclear 500, Coralife Turbo-Twist UV.
Plants Rotala rotundifolia, Riccia, Anubias nana, Java fern, Java moss, Cryptocoryne wendtii v. brown, C. wendtii v. striped, Hygrophila corymbosa, V. siamensis broadleaf, Crinum calamistratum, Crinum natans, Heterandreia zosterifolia, Cladophora "Tribbles", Nymphoides aquatica
Animals Guppy, Albino dory, Gold Ram, Zebra Pleco, Cory similis, Cory gossei, Dwarf Honey Fire Gourami, Leopard pleco L114, Whiptailed Catfish, Koi Sword Tail
Materials Flourite Substrate, Decorative Malaysian Driftwood
Additional Information Water Change 80% per week, CO2 supply 4 bubbles/second

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