#89: 69L Aquatic Garden Around the bend

Andrew Evans South Melbourne, Australia


Very good creation of depth... you can really "feel" going around the bend. Lovely tank but I think it could be even nicer with a little better selection and/or placement of wood. These stop the eyes as they try to peek around the corner. Also your Rotala magenta doesn't seem to be doing as well as your other plants. If you can't get some better growth out of it I suggest trying to substitute a different red plant that does better in your water conditions.
— Karen Randall
The driftwood are too thin and cannot draw the attention of viewers!
— Justin Law
This scape lacks focus with both the hardscape(or lack there of with just the one out of place branch) and the plants. You have a really well groomed hemianthus mound with sparce and disjointed plants behind and to the right of it. Filling out some of the plants and matching your pruning through along with somehardscape definition would help a fair bit.
— Tony Gomez

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 60 × 32 × 36 cm
Title Around the bend
Volume 69L
Lighting 2 x 24 Watt T5 HO
Filtration 500 litre per hour cannister
Plants 1.Hairgrass, 2.Glossostigma Elatinoides, 3.Blyxa Japonica, 4.Hemianthus Micranthemoides, 5.Anubias Nana Petite, 6.Didiplis Diandra, 7.Rotala Rotundifolia, 8.Rotala Magenta, 9.Rotala Magenta SP Green, 10.Rotala Mexicana, 11.Rotala Occultiflora, 12.Pogostemon Stellatus
Animals Rasbora Hengelii, Paratya Australiensis
Materials ADA Aqusoil substrate, Australian Tee Tree wood
Additional Information EI dosing fertilization, Seachem Flourish Iron
Pressurised CO2

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