#631: 454L Dutch Aquascape Down the Rabbit Hole

Joe Harvey Athens, United States

Awards and Comments

First Place
I feel like I am contradicting myself a bit in my comments. Where several entries have to many plants in their tanks I feel this one is a bit too empty. However the plants look good the groups show clear variations in contrast and height and it is a really nice tank to llok at.

Maybe just a bit more time will grow the groups a bit bigger and take away the empty feeling. All plants are very well placed but please replace the red Persicaria sao Paulo with a green plant.
— Marco Aukes
Near perfect grouping contrast and spacing between the plants. The mossed sides and back add a lot to the whole aquarium.
— Phil Edwards

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 122 × 61 × 61 cm
Title Down the Rabbit Hole
Volume 454L
Background Plastic mesh covered with Christmas moss (back and sides)
Lighting 6 x T5HO, 54 watts each. 1x 3000K, 1x6500K, 1x420 Actinic, 2xTrueLumen Flora, 1xZoomed Flora
Filtration 2 large canisters with built in surface skimmers
Plants 1: Myriophyllum guyana, 2: Acmella repens, 3: Isoetes lacustris, 4:Ludwigia sp. red, 5: Didiplis diandra, 6: Pogosteman helferi 'red', 7: Hydrothrix gardneri, 8: Penthorum sedoides, 9: Barclaya longifolia red, 10: Hygrophila siamesis 53b, 11: Bacopa colorata, 12: Oldenlandia salzmannii, 13: Limnophila aromatica mini, 14: Persicaria sao paulo.----- Wall plants: Christmas moss, Bucephalandra brownie sp, Hydrocotyle leucocephala. ------ Hardscape: Fissidens fox on Manzinita branches
Animals 18x Rasbora heteromorpha, 21x Neon tetras, 11x Pristella tetras, 9x Otocunclus, 3 x German Blue Ram juvies, 15x Amano shrimp
Materials Blasting sand substrate, Manzanita wood covered in Fissidens fox
Additional Information Fertilization using DIY dry salts (KNO3, KH2PO4, Ferrous gluconate, Fe DTPA, custom micro elements) Tap water, pressurized CO2, 50% weekly water changes

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