#71: 68L Paludarium Corner of Misty Island

Eric Cheng Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

Awards and Comments

Third Place
Pretty tank with lovely lush growth both above and below the water surface... not always easy with this type of tank. But please remove or hide equipment for photographs!
— Karen Randall
What a beautiful Paludarium! Visually this is the best of the lot. The open substrate and ferns give the feeling of a streambank with the emersed species growing over the water line.
Again though the designer should have spent more time researching the species used for the emersed section. Thankfully this is an open top which will benefit the Spathiphyllum but it will soon get too large for its home. The other species need better drainage than they'll recieve in this system even if planted in gravel only. Lastly it's not against the rules to remove visible hardware from the tank before it's photographed.
— Phil Edwards
It could have looked better if bare driftwood were tied with moss or something. Bright color substrate should have been used for the substrate.
— Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 60 × 45 × 50 cm
Title Corner of Misty Island
Volume 68L
Background nil
Lighting 14w T5 x 1
Filtration Hydor P 20
Plants Aqua Plant
1.Microsorium petropus ssp.
2.Anubias nana dwart anubias.
3.Cryptocoryne luter.
4.Bolbitis heudelotii.
1.Spathiphyllum "Clevelandii".
2.Gardenia jasminoides ellis.
3.Chamaedorea elegans "Bella".
4.Nephrolepis auriculata.
5.Adiantum raddianum.
Animals 1.Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi.
2.Epalzeorhinchus siamensis.
3.Neocaridina denticulata.
Materials 9 pcs driftwood,16 pcs rocks,
Additional Information Sand,Pebbles,and Gravel.

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