#165: 65L Aquatic Garden My Aquatic Garden

Paul Byham Reservoir, Australia

Comments

The wild and unkempt appearance reminds me of an overgrown thicket. The overall effect is pleasant but I feel the eclectic fish and generous fish stocking does little to enhance the layout.
— George Farmer
This looks like a tank that is very enjoyable for its owner. But in terms of aquascaping, it is too much of a "collector's tank" with too many species of both plants and fish. That said, it is a lovely planted community tank.
— Karen Randall
Aquascaping purists think of livestock only as a secondary enhancement to the plant design. The fish serve only to give life and movement to the layout. They should never distract from the overall impression.
Your fish, in of themselves, are lovely, but their sheer abundance, size, and variety disconnect them from their surroundings.
Hone your plant organizing and trimming skills and your aquascape will improve.
— Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 60 × 30 × 68 cm
Title My Aquatic Garden
Volume 65L
Background Blue Painted
Lighting 2x 55w AH CF. Total 110w
Filtration Eheim 2213 external canister
Plants Flame moss, Peacock moss, Glossostigma, Blyxa japonica, Riccia, Rotala - green, wallichii & macranda, Java - narrow & wendelov, Didiplis diandra, Cryptocoryne wendtii & willisii, Micranthenum umbrosum, Mayaca, Tonina.
Animals 16 Cardinal tetras, 8 Rummynose tetras, 4 Skull Ck Maccullochi, 4 M.Praecox, 2 Dwarf Gourami, 3 Otocinclus, 2 Striped Kuhli loaches, 9 Red Cherry Shrimp
Materials Seachem flourite, 2 pieces of driftwood and river stones.
Additional Information Pressurised Co2, EI dosing, 50% weekly water change. Tank underwent a major rescape 10th August 2008.

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