Dimensions 36 × 25 × 25 cm
Title Ficus on the Hill
Background Black tint
Lighting 2 x 18 watts OSRAM Daylight (6500K) compact flourescent lamps
Filtration DIY canister filter
Plants Background - Hygrophila corymbosa "Thai stricta", Mid-ground - Pogostemon helferi "Downoi", Eriocaulon sp., Foreground - Eleocharis acicularis mix with Glossostigma sp.
Animals 20 Rasboras, 5 Cardinals and 50+ red cherry shrimps
Materials I used clay substrate with sand toppings for my substrate and three rocks for my hardscape.
Additional Information I fertilize with CO2 (2-3bps) and sera florennete with iron (5ml) every other day.
This aquascape attempts to create a Ficus forest on top of the hill with gentle slopes. In this layout i attempted to apply bonsai technique using H. corymbosa (Thai stricta)resulting to the production of buttress roots on the nodes and with smaller leaf size (regular trimming like bonsai art). I believe that Bonsai technique can be applied to aquatic plants and will add new dimension in enjoying this hobby as well.