#282: 11L Aquatic Garden Tree of Life

Steve Waldron Seattle, United States


A nice aquarium to observe but not suitable to an aquascaping contest ... to many information distract the eyes.
— Luca Galarraga

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 36 × 23 × 25 cm
Title Tree of Life
Volume 11L
Background No background.
Lighting A 13 watt power compact and a 20 watt screw-in, clip-on compact fluorescent bulb.
Filtration A small HOB.
Plants Eleocharis pusilla, Fissidens nobilis, Hydroctyle tripartita, Java fern, Ludwigia X lacustris, Marimo balls, Microsorm pteropus "trident", Subwassertang; various epiphytic miniature tropical terrestrial plants
Animals Neoheterandia elegans, Fire Red Cherry Shrimp, Cherry Red Shrimp, Horned Nerites snails, Ramshorn snails, Lake Poso Orange Rabbit Snails
Materials I used a piece of ADA's branchwood as the main aquascaping element-- the branchwood is covered in subwassertang inside the aquarium and then exits the surface of the water where a diversity of miniature epiphytic terrestrial plants are attached and hang their roots into the water column, growing hydroponically. I used ADA's Aquasoil as a nutritive layer below a layer of cosmetic sand blasting sand.
Additional Information No CO2, no fertilization.

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