#171: 25L Aquatic Garden All summer long

Andreas Beck Obergünzburg, Germany


A pleasingly simple composition that works well with the ferns as focal points. There are on the verge of being overgrown however and could have benefited from a prune pre-photo shoot. I would have liked to see some more Rotala for instance. The hairgrass looks a little like an after-thought that would have looked better if blended with some small rocks perhaps. A nice low-maintenance layout though well done!
— George Farmer
Lovely display with a mature look and well-chosen fish. It is a shame your Eleocharis hadn't grown in better. The presentation could be improved slightly by smothing out the edge of the gravel against the front glass.
— Karen Randall
Nice lush growth here but the layout is a bit of a cliche.
The red foliage seems to be merely an afterthought. Give it a more bold presence and this 'scape will leap in effectiveness.
— Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 40 × 25 × 25 cm
Title All summer long
Volume 25L
Background Black foil
Lighting 20 watt energy saving lamp (6500 kelvin)
Filtration Hagen AquaClear Hang-On Power Filter (124 l/h)
Plants 1. Microsorum pteropus "narrow"
2. Microsorum pteropus "needle leaf"
3. Eleocharis parvula
4. Rotala rotundifolia
Animals Hemigrammus erythrozonus

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