#84: 48L Aquatic Garden 《鳳雛》Phoenix



A lovely two island design with excellent hardscape selection and composition. I feel the lack of planting is the weakest area here with the many species not working well together as a whole. I imagine this layout would look 100% better in 3 months or so.
— George Farmer
Carefully designed and executed. I'd like to see some stem plants behind the right side too... keeping them shorteer than the left to maitain the tension you have created but to soften the look on that side which looks a bit stark.
— Karen Randall
I'm reminded here of the old movie "Them" with its giant insects and their appendages creeping over the horizon.
Unfortunately that thought distracts me from enjoying a rather creative arrangement of plants and hardscape.
The open space in the center is too large and uninteresting. If reduced there would be more room for the rather fun plant stylings.
— Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 51 × 30 × 30 cm
Title 《鳳雛》Phoenix
Volume 48L
Lighting ADA NA Lamp (T8 fluorescent lamp) 15W X 4
Filtration Tropica Master Grow, ADA Green Brighty Step 3, Seachem Flourish Trace, Seachem Flourish Excel
Plants 1. Rotala wallichii,
2. Microsorium pterpus sp.,
3. Rhizoma Acori Graminei,
4. Fissidens sp.,
5. Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite',
6. Eriocaulon amanoanum,
7. Marsilea drummondi,
8. Trithuria sp.,
9. Vesicularia ferriei,
10. Pogostemon helferi,
11. Bucephalandra sp.,
12. Staurogyne sp.,
Animals Hemigrammus Rodwayi, Crystal Red Shrimp, Loricariidae sp.(Bee)
Materials ADA Aqua Soil-Amazonia, ADA Nile Sand, ADA Aqua Gravel, ADA Mountain Rock, Draftwood
Additional Information Tropica Master Grow and ADA Green Brighty Step 3 - 2ml/day, Seachem Flourish Trace - 2ml/week and Seachem Flourish Excel - 5ml/week

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