#197: 60L Aquatic Garden Vortex

Samuel Bouziat Marcilly en Villette, France


A nice island design that is very striking! The 'v' foreground formation is interesting but I feel it could have been executed more effecively by using an open area perhaps.
— George Farmer
Pretty lush tank beautifully maintained. However the design is a little static with both the central mound and the little "valley" below it too centered. The tank is visually divided in half. Visually this is a lot of fish for this tank even if the tank is capable of supporting the bioload.
— Karen Randall
I regret that the design skills here do not match the obviously high plant growing skills.
I cannot take my eyes off that unfortunate knot of red at dead center.
Additional rocks boldly placed to cradle the plant mass more would be effective.
The abrupt V shaped depression serves only as a distraction.
— Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 60 × 30 × 35 cm
Title Vortex
Volume 60L
Lighting 3*18W
2 Osram biolux (6500K) + 1 Sylvania aquastar (10000K)
Filtration Eden 501 (300L/H)
Plants 1 : Utricularia gramminifolia
2 : Hemianthus callitrichoides cuba
3 : Blyxa japonica
4 : Pogostemon helferi
5 : Ludwigia repens
6 : Ludwigia natans
7 : Hemianthus micranthemoides
8 : Rotala sp. nanjenshan
9 : Ludwigia arcuata
10 : Rotala sp. green
11 : Didiplis diandra
12 : Micranthenum umbrosum
13 : Rotala indica
Animals 10 Bororas maculatus
20 Rasboras hengeli
5 Pseudoepiplaty annulatus
50 Neocaridina heteropoda (Red cherry)
Materials rocks (petrified wood)
Additional Information Substrate : tropica aquacare + seachem flourite

Fertilization : Flourish, Flourish Iron, Flourish excel, Green gain, ECA, Phyton gin, Brighty K

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