#86: 24L Aquatic Garden A Different Kind of Shrubbery

Carl Stenbratt Vallda, Sweden


This appears almost chaotic in its design but overall the effect is pleasing. The large crypt leaves spoil the sense of scale a little but the other textures and colour work well. I feel this aquascape may also benefit from some more visible rocks or wood.
— George Farmer
Very pretty tank rich with texture. The Cryptocoryne leaves seem a little coarse for this size scape.
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 40 × 25 × 25 cm
Title A Different Kind of Shrubbery
Volume 24L
Background Black, of texture.
Lighting 2 x 11watt compact flourescent tubes (Osram 840 tubes). They are not very efficient tubes.
Filtration Azoo Mignon 360 (360 l/h) with filterwool and JBL MicroMec.
Plants Hemianthus micranthemiodes, Riccia fluitans, Cryptocoryne wendtii "Green", Rotala wallichii, Didiplis diandra, Ludwigia repens (Super Red), Cryptocoryne cordata "Rosanervig"
Animals Cardinaltetras
Materials Eco-Complete with Tropica plantsubstrat underneath.
I have placed some small black stones in the scape, almost invisible behind the plants.
Additional Information I dose PMDD (KNO3, KH2PO4 and Micro+) and EasyCarbo.
I have a pressurized CO2 tube and I use a Rhinox 1000 glass diffuser.

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