#67: 680L Aquatic Garden

Scott Dorin Florence, United States


Nice well growing tank. The sword on the left side should be planted behind the stemplants not in front them. What little can be seen of them looks nice you should let them show off. Alternanthera doesn't make a good foreground plant and should be moved farther back. More Anubias would fill in that area very nicely.
— Phil Edwards
Arrangement of the red plants was not nice. Balance of other plant arrangement was also not good.
— Takashi Amano
Quite a pretty tank and I like your attempt at a "lane of Glosso. However it would be more efffective if it ran diagonally rather than straight from front to back. This would give a better feeling of depth. As I said for the previous entry H. difformis does not belong in the foreground it is too fast-growing a plant. I also had to take points off for algae on the Anubias leaves and algae or water marks on the back glass.
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 183 × 61 × 61 cm
Volume 680L
Background Black paint
Lighting PowerCompact 96 W, 6700 K, x 4, 12 hours per day
Filtration Fluval 404 canister x 2
Plants Echinodorus major, Hygrophila polysperma v. "tropic sunset", Ludwigia glandulosa, Hygrophila difformis, Lobelia cardinalis, Anubias barteri var. nana, Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae, Glossostigma elatinoides, Microsorium pteropus, Microsorium pteropus 'Windelov', Bacopa lanigera, Alternanthera reineckii
Animals Otocinclus, Platys, Cory cats, American Flag Fish, Amano Shrimp
Materials Caribsea Eco-complete planted aquarium substrate with heater cable on bottom, Driftwood
Additional Information Various tablet and liquid fertilizers occasionally, CO2 added through a Milwaukee SMS 122 pH meter, pH set on 6.5, Temperature 78-80

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