#80: 2L Aquatic Garden Don´t vote for this tank

Jose Vicente Ruiz La Rosa Murcia, Spain


Even though the layout looks maturea few plants are not full gorwn. any other than that the use of space is excellent
Good job in such small tank.
— Luis Navarro
This is a very pretty little tank with a nice basic design. The wispy single stem plants poking out here and there detract from the otherwise pleasant design however. Try grouping one or two species together for more effect.
— Karen Randall
Nice mixture of the plants reminds me of the freshness of spring time. Superb compostion that makes this miniture tank look so big! Too bad there is no fish.
— George Lo

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 13 × 13 × 13 cm
Title Don´t vote for this tank
Volume 2L
Background For the pictures I used an illuminated white cardboard for an "infinite background" effect.
Lighting 6500k 23w compact fluorescent at about 20cm from the water surface. 9 hours of light a day.
Filtration No filtration. 100% of water changed on a weekly basis with untreated hard tap water.
Plants 1 - Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba"
2 - Micranthemum umbrosum
3 - Ludwigia brevipes
4 - Unknown plant
5 - Crassula Helmsii
6 - Microsorum pteropus "needle leaf"
7 - Vesicularia dubyana
8 - Marsilea minuta
Animals Rotifers and other microscopic life. I consider this tank too small to cage any kind of macroscopic life in it.
Materials Locally collected rocks and twigs. Fine silica sand as a substrate.
Additional Information Compressed CO2 injected through a wood airstone. Water parameters unknown, I don´t test anymore. I dose nutrients according to the appearance of plants and the presence of algae. Fertilization involves the addition of tiny amounts of KH2PO4, K2SO4, KNO3 and a trace mix every few days. At the time the pictures were taken the tank was four months old.

This is not such a high maintenance tank as it may seem, plants don´t grow as fast as they usually do in other tanks, probably due to the lack of water movement.

I often take an experimental approach to projects, whereby aquascapes are created through the exploration of a particular process rather than specifying a predetermined outcome.

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