#147: 90L Aquatic Garden When the rocks flow.

Luis Carlos Galarraga Sao Paulo, Brazil


Brilliant rockwork! It is good to see the 'before' photos too - thank you. Composition is excellent as is fish and plant choice. Superb job!
— George Farmer
Your hardscape is stunning and I love the progression of plants from the fore through mid-ground. I think I'd prefer something a bit softer behind your rockwork however. I also find the sharply defined strip of exposed gravel on either end of the tank to be a distraction to the eye. The hard part is done in this tank... fantastic structure and solid fore/mid ground. A few tweaks would put the icing on the cake!
— Karen Randall
A nice placement of some very interesting rocks.
— Bob Vivian
The arrangement of the stones is very energetic and favorable. But using white sand around the stones isn't quite tasteful. Instead I prefer to see more aquatic plants there because they will promote a sense of stability in this aquascape.
— Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 90 × 25 × 40 cm
Title When the rocks flow.
Volume 90L
Background Black cart.
Lighting 2x Arcadia Original Tropical 30W + 2x Arcadia Freshwater 30W - 8 hours/day
Filtration 2x Eheim Ecco 2234 in-line assembled.
Plants Riccia fluitans, Eleocharis minima, Eleocharis vivipara, Echinodorus tenellus "Amano", Hemianthus calitrichoides "Cuba".
Animals 50 Paracheirodon simulans and 3 Crossocheilus siamensis.
Materials Black granite rocks and fine river gravel.
Additional Information Substrate: ADA bacter 100, ADA Penac W, ADA Tourmaline BC, ADA Clear Super, Tropica Plant Substrate.
Fertilization: Tropica Plant Nutrition +, 1 ml daily ADA Brighty K, 3 ml daily, ADA ECA 30 drops weekly.
CO2: Pressurized system, 2 bubbles per second
30% water change per week.

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