#32: 174L Aquatic Garden Sun and Shadow

Ted Bier Madison, United States


Attractive understated tank. I like the use of subtle color in the L. aromatica. I know this plant can be bright red but here it is clearly growing well... bushy with healthy growth tips... but with just a glowing touch of pink. It works much better in this design than brighter red would.
— Karen Randall
It looks to me that your design only needs one small change to make it much much better! just by trimming the tall hydrocotyle spp. your picture will be better. The design is good I will just work more on the trimming to sculpture the deign even more.
— Luis Navarro

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 91 × 38 × 51 cm
Title Sun and Shadow
Volume 174L
Background Krylon Fusion - Black (spray painted on glass)
Lighting Compact Fluorescent - 6700K. 10 hour photoperiod. 7 hours @ 96w; 3 hours @ 192w. (photo taken @ 96w)
Filtration Eheim ECCO 2235
Plants 1. Blyxa Japonica
2. Limnophila aromatica
3. Anubias barteri var. nana
4. Isoetes lacustris
5. Microsorum pteropus
6. Hydrocotyle verticillata
7. Pogostemon helferi
Animals 25 @ Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
2 @ Blue Rams (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)
Materials One small piece of driftwood used to attach left java fern / anubias. Java and anubias to the right are fixed to small rocks.
Additional Information Tank is lightly fertilized - dosed 5ppm NO3 and .5ppm PO4 every other week. Iron dosed (Kent) occasionally. Tank is relatively low maintenance despite med-high lighting and CO2 injection. Fish are well fed. Substrate is 2.5 year-old Eco-complete. Lily-pipes (inflow/outflow) were custom made by a local glass specialist.

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