#116: 450L Aquatic Garden The Petrified Forest

Phil West Church Crookham, United Kingdom


A lovely display with a lot of "old favorites" in terms of plants used. Goes to show that you don't have to have all the newest plants to creat a striking aquascape. Nice work!
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 151 × 51 × 70 cm
Title The Petrified Forest
Volume 450L
Background Black paint to outside of back glass
Lighting Fluorescent tubes x 4 =Life Glo x 2 Power Glo x 1 Aqua Glo x1.
Filtration Eheim 2217 external canister filter.
Plants (1) Vallisneria spiralis rubra, (2) Vallisneria gigantea, (3)Ludwigia glandulosa, (4)Ludwigia palustris green, (5)Microsorium pteropus 'windelov, (6)Sagittaria subulata, (7)Hemianthus callitrichoides, (8)Eleochyaris vivipara, (9)Hydrocotyle leucocephala, (10) Cryptocoryne amicorum, (11)Cryptocoryne sp, (12) Anubias barteri var .nana, (13)Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae,(14)Aponogeton boivinianus.
Animals Acantopsis dialuzana x 6, Plectomus suckermouth x 3, Praecox rainbows x 5, Labeo erythrurus x 1, Botia striata x 2, Siamese flying fox x 6, Ammano shrimp x 15, Glossolepris incisus x 5, Megalamphodus megalopterus x 10, Corydoras x 6, Cheirodon axelrodi x 50, Barbus tetrazona x 6 Thayeria boehlkei x 6
Materials Substrate is silver sand with the addition of Pure Laterite. 4 large pieces of bogwood at the rear of the tank with a large trunk on the left hand side, a split trunk/root in the centre with several small pieces scattered in the forground. A large piece of bagwood right of centre with a long straight piece with 3 Anubias barteri var nana attached. A small piece of bogwood at the right hand side of the tank with a Microsorium pteropus 'windelov' attached. A few small rocks buried in the sand to provide different heights of sand.
Additional Information The aquarium is injected with CO2 and has a Vectron 25w UV fitted to the return side of the filter. I carry out 25% water change every two weeks using RO water with the addition of minerals to provide a PH of 6.5.

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