#225: 270L Aquatic Garden Verdant Blades

Ben Nichols Castle Hill, Australia


Lovely planted community tank. I'm a sucker for Congo tetras; one of the most elegant schooling fish IMO. Your layout is a bit of a jumble howeer with no clear design or focal point. One thing that would help immediately would be to move the lggy stem plants that pop up out of the midground further back and use a larger number of stems of each.
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 120 × 45 × 50 cm
Title Verdant Blades
Volume 270L
Background black cloth
Lighting 3 x 30w flourescant t8
2 x 55w compact flourescant
Filtration 1 jebao canister (1200 lph)
1 fluval 405 (900 lph)
Plants Echinodorus tenellus,Hygrophila corymbosa , Hygrophila corymbosa giant var, Hygrophila corymbosa compact var, hygrophilia salicifolia, Hygrophila polysperma (sunset), Valisneria Gigantia, Java Moss, Plagiomnium affine, Cryptocoryne undulatus, Cryptocoryne becketii, Cryptocoryne wendtii Mi Oya- Red, Cryptocoryne Balanse, Cryptocoryne affinis, Cryptocorne Blassi, Microsorium pteropus, Scarlet Ludwigia, Anubius barteri, Anubias Barteri nana, Anubius afzeli
Animals 8 Phenacogrammus interruptus,5 Crossocheilus siamensis, 7 Kryptopterus bicirrhis, plecos: L066 L333, L002, 2 Platydoras Costatus, 3 Botia lohachata, 4 Gastromyzon borneensis, 6 Macrognathus siamensis
Materials 3 pieces of malaysian driftwood, black silica substrate, fossilised wood and black river stones
Additional Information used JBL Aquabasis in the substrate, fermented C02 injected with a large powerhead, Aquasonic liquid fertilisers, KNO3, KHC03, flourish excel and a touch of (NH4)2SO4 to tweak it

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