#77: 22L Aquatic Garden Calls of the Wild

Zhivko Aleksandrov Zhelev Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

Comments

My first impression is, 'it looks cloudy', which is a shame because the layout is good. More planting around the rocks where the wood meets would improve things. Also the centre branch of wood breaking/reflecting the surface looks a little distracting. Other than that, it's a good effort.
— George Farmer
This tank has potential, but also has a number of flaws. The Riccia base has been nicely done, but the moss on the wood hasn't had nearly enough time to grow out into a graceful shape. The bare spots on some branches look funny and unnatural. The two biggest problems, however are that the water is very cloudy, and that there are too few cardinals for the fish to make a comfortable school. Keeping fish that normally school by the hundreds in such a small group is very stressful to the,
— Karen Randall
The rock layout shows promise but there must be more interesting driftwood then this one.
The flatness of the layout is offputting. I suggest adding some mounding and taller plants.
Neons are lovely fish but best displayed in large schools and, therefore, less effective in small tanks.
— Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 35 × 25 × 25 cm
Title Calls of the Wild
Volume 22L
Background Blue paper
Lighting 25W(8 hours per day)
Filtration Filter ( 200L/h )
Plants Taxiphyllum barbieri,Riccia fluitans,Microsorium sp.
Animals Paracheirodon innesi,Otocinclus affinis, Neocaridina denticulata sinensis (red)
Materials Rocks,Driftwood
Additional Information Pressurized CO2 (1 bubble per second).50% Water change weekly.

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