#55: 700L Aquatic Garden Green Paradise

Andre Luiz Longarco Sao Paulo, Brazil


I really enjoyed this massive tranquilly hued aquascape and its rolling mass of plants. The fish also seem to be in excellent shape and in just the right type of habitat to really thrive (especially the discus). The only aspect I do not like about this layout is the driftwood ledge on the left side of the layout. It breaks the continuity of the rolling plant groupings too suddenly.
— Carlos Sanchez
This is a truly impressive installation. The planting and hardscape on the right 2/3 of the tank is truly exceptional. However the abrupt stop to the plantings on the left just doesn't work. Find a way to integrate this area into the rest of the design and this tank could be a show-stopper.
— Karen Randall
A well done aquascape with the Discus in mind. My eye keeps wanting to see a something else going on next to the Sagittaria . I think a detail of hard scape comming foreward would have given this composition more depth .
— Mike Senske

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 280 × 50 × 50 cm
Title Green Paradise
Volume 700L
Background black cart
Lighting 15x30w fluorescent bulbs - 450w total
Filtration 2 fluval 404 canister filter
Plants Anubia barteri "nana", Microsorum pteropus, Microsorum pteropus "narrow leaf", Microsorum pteropus "windelov", Blyxa japonica, Sagittaria platyphylla, Didiplis diandra.
Animals 5 Symphysodon aequifasciata "cobalt blue", 200 Paracheirodon axelrodi "neon cardinal", 100 Potimirim glabra "brazilian algae eater shrimp".
Materials Driftwood, Fine river gravel.
Additional Information Laterite, processed earthworm castings (humus), CO2 pressurized with Red Sea Co2 reactor diffuser.

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