#73: 76L Aquatic Garden Vibrantly Unnatural

Molly Leonard Rochester, United States


Pleasant tank and a lovely home for your little Killies!
— Karen Randall
I agree completely with the name of this aquascape it is definately vibrantly unnatural. The exotic look of the Killifish adds a bit of extraterrestriality to the aquascape. It's easy to imagine this aquascape being a landscape on some far away planet.
While such vibrant colors can often wreak havoc with color balance the uniformly bright plants work well together. Some of the plantings look a bit thin and could use some beefing up. Trimming the super tall blades of the Echinodorus will halt their intrusion in the background of the tank and will help increase the depth of field.
— Phil Edwards
It is very difficult to maintain the layout only with stemmed plants.
— Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 76 × 30 × 25 cm
Title Vibrantly Unnatural
Volume 76L
Background Black felt
Lighting One 55 watt PC (6500 K), one 36 watt PC (6500 K)
Filtration None. Well, the plants.
Plants 1. "Cherry Temple"
2. "White-Veined Bacopa"
3. Rotala wallichi
4. Ludwigia peruensis
5. Limnophila indica
6. Ludwigia repens
7. Hygrophila difformis
8. Echinodorus tenellus
9. Lobelia cardinalis
Animals Pseudepiplatys annulatus (Clown/Rocket Killifish), some assorted snails (MTS, ramshorn, pond)
Materials EcoComplete substrate. No rocks or driftwood.
Additional Information Nutrafin CO2, 100 watt heater, twice-weekly Fluorish, Fluorish Nitrogen and Iron as needed, biweekly water changes.

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