#16: 68L Aquatic Garden Hau Coast, a Hawai'i Coastline

Steven Tet Wei Toshio Chong Honolulu, United States


Interesting concept and a nice tank. I liked your rock work in the drawing better than the final result though. The stones have a random "loose" appearance.
— Karen Randall
This is an interesting transition between a nature scape and a natural scape. I think you did a good job of capturing the coastline without making it feel forced. The slightly wild tenellus and sand on rocks add a nice quality to the theme.
— Tony Gomez

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 60 × 30 × 36 cm
Title Hau Coast, a Hawai'i Coastline
Volume 68L
Background none
Lighting 2x 55w PC
Filtration EHEIM 2213
Plants Micranthemum umbrossum, Echinodorus tenellus, Bacopa australis, Heteranthera zosterfolia, Rotala rotundifolia "green"
Animals Emerald Rasbora, Sparkling Gourami, Checkerboard cichlid, Botia sidthimunki, Neocaridina denticulata (wild form)
Materials Lava Rock, ADA Nile Sand, ADA Aquasoil Amazonia
Additional Information Hau trees are a type of Hibiscus plant, and so are a giant bush with branches atangle and dense green foliage. They hug the coast-lines and river ways in many places in Hawai'i. This aquascape was meant to imitate this by using Micranthemum umbrossum.

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