#66: 440L Aquatic Garden Aquatic Forest

Eric Durlot Strasbourg, France


I believe that this neo-Dutch layout a pleasing combination of Dutch and Japanese style could have scored much higher if it would have used better photography. For some reason the pictures depict very yellowish plants. Also the driftwood arch is too centralized in the aquarium. It would look better if it were moved slightly to one side.
— Carlos Sanchez
Very pretty tank though your focal point is a little too centered. It is hard to aquascape these long narrow tanks and is so often the case your aquascape is much stronger on one side than the other. In this case the plantings on the right have a very nice flow while those on the left are weaker.
— Karen Randall
The driftwood arch-cave in the middle is a bit distracting.
— Mike Senske

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 160 × 55 × 50 cm
Title Aquatic Forest
Volume 440L
Background flat blue background
Lighting 3 light HQL: 125 watts x 3
Filtration Eheim professional II 2226 950 l/h
Plants 1. Glossostigma elatinoides, 2. Vesicularia dubyana, 3. Micranthemum micranthemoides, 4. Rotala species "Green", 5. R. macrandra, 6. Alternanthera reineckii, 7. Eleocharis acicularis, 8. Limnophila aquatica, 9. Lysimachia nummularia <<auroea>>, 10. Shinnersia rivularis, 11. Didiplis diandra, 12. Ludwigia arcuata, 13. Hygrophila polysperma Rosanervig, 14. Cyperus helferi
Animals 20 Crossocheilus siamensis, 40 Hyphessobrycon "Eos", 15 Otocinclus affinis, 25 Caridina "Sp. Red", 15 Caridina japonica, 15 N'ritina zebra, 5 Ampularia affinis
Materials fertilizer substrate: Foledepot (Sera), bottom/grund: pouzzolane, rocks: Red schiste, driftwood: special moor root
Additional Information temp 24C; GH 9; pH 6.9; KH 5; Fertilizer Dennerle A1, V30; CO2 3 bubbles/2 seconds

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