#33: 450L Aquatic Garden Autumn Tints

Gary Wu Discovery Bay, Hong Kong


A very well presented aquascape with stunningly healthy plants and a great background to set them off. However I feel that the rolling substrate does not do anything beneficial to the composition. Also the rocks scattered in the foreground and midground seem to be added as after thoughts rather than forming a serious part of the layout.
— Carlos Sanchez
Your tank shows a high skill level in terms of design and layout. For my tastes it is a little too heavy on red plants and in specific the R. wallichii. While this is a beautiful accent plant with this much of it i ceases to be an accent and keeps the eye from wandering over the rest of your excellent aquascape. I am being picky however. I think you have shown a high level of skill on this tank but with a little tweaking it could be even better!
— Karen Randall
The rolling substrate line works well with the layout . Unconventional yet highly effective.
— Mike Senske

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 153 × 51 × 58 cm
Title Autumn Tints
Volume 450L
Background FL Light box
Lighting 8 x Philips 24W T5HO, 2 x Osram 150W HQI
Filtration Hydor Prime 30 External filters x 2
Plants 1.Didiplis diandra 2.Eleocharis acicularis 3.Ludwigia arcuate 4.Rotaia rotundifolia 5.Rotala indica 6.Cratonneuron filicinum 7.Limnophila sp 8.Hemianthus Callitrichoides 9.Heteranthera Zosterifolia 10.Blyxa japonica 11.Microsorium pteropus 12.Myriophyllum mattogrossense 13.Rotala wallichii 14.Micranthemum Micranthemoides 15.Cardamine iyrata 16.Lysimachia nummularia 17.Sagittaria graminea
Animals 1.Beckford's Pencilfish 2.Rummy Nose Tetra 3. Dwarf otocinclus
Materials Seachem Flourite, ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia, granite
Additional Information TMG tropical master grow, Seachem Flourish Iron

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