#201: 182L Aquatic Garden Forward Motion

Peter Kirwan Dublin 6, Ireland


I think you have tried to use the driftwood to form repeating shapes. Sometimes this can be an effective tool. However there are SO many pieces of driftwood that the eye gets caught in and endless loop among them and can't move on to the quite nice arrangement of plants. The piece of driftwood sticking up in back with the moss on it is particularly distracting. You have good ideas and your plants are doing great but you need to fine-tune it a bit.
— Karen Randall
Very natural looking layout. The wood looks as if it was placed by a stream. Very nice.

I think the wood with the moss could be removed in this case.
— Jason Baliban
Nice natural looking tank. Two things would really make this tank stand out. Remove some of the wood - it is overpowering. Move the Cyperus just to the right of the fern covered wood on the left. Good job on a healthy tank.
— Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 90 × 45 × 45 cm
Title Forward Motion
Volume 182L
Lighting 3x24w T5s 8 hours per day.
Filtration Tetratec EX1200.
Plants Eleocharis parvula, Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow', Cyperus helferi, Taxiphyllum barbieri (Vesicularia), Anubias barteri var. nana, Cryptocoryne wendtii,Cryptocoryne parva, Marsilea hirsuta.

Animals White cloud mountain minnows.
Materials Locally collected driftwood.
Additional Information This is a lowlight unheated tank grown out over approximatly 6 months. EI method was used for fertilisation and CO2 injected at 1BPS. Substrate was a mix of ADA aquasoil and gravel.

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