#143: 113L Aquatic Garden Secret Garden

Mary Alice Neumann Brodhead, United States


This is a healthy fun planted community tank and does an admirable job in that role. However to be competitive in an aquascaping contest there must be a more cohesive design plan. Start by replacing the rainbow rocks with something more natural looking and work on better placement of them.
— Karen Randall
Nice healthy tank. Work on defining the tank to focus on one side or another. For instance move the Ammania to the left behind the Crypts and allow it to grow out and then shape it down to the center of the tank.
— Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 91 × 30 × 41 cm
Title Secret Garden
Volume 113L
Background planted tank background
Lighting 30 watt striplight, 2 60 watt compact fluorescents, 11 hours per day
Filtration Marineland Bio-Wheel 350 and Power Sweep powerhead with sponge filter
Plants Microsorium pteropus 'windelov', Alternanthera reineckii, Cryptocorne wendtii, Bacopa monniera, Vallisneria asiatica, Hygrophila polysperma
Animals 1 Botia lohachata, 8 Rasbora heteromorpha, 4 Otocinclus, 4 Xiphophorus maculatus (blue)
Materials ACE Organic Top Soil. calcined clay, Red Flint gravel, Rainbow rock, driftwood
Additional Information I add 5ml of Seachem's Flourish Excel 3-4 times a week and use a Nutrifin CO2 System and do a 25% water change every week.

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