#116: 32L Paludarium Sanquhar Loch

Jordan Stirrat Edinburgh, Scotland

Awards and Comments


I really like the softscape but the hardscape needs more work particularly above water. Also your cobbles are too evenly spaced and too similar in size.
— Cory Nudelman
The setup itself is strong with great depth and texture. I really enjoy the placement of items and the selection of plants. However I personally would classify this as a riparium or pond aquarium and not a paludarium. There isn't an emeresed landmass or object other than the plants.
— Tanner Serpa
Not a paludarium
— Karen Randall
Agree with both Karen and Tanner. This is not a paludarium.
— Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 60 × 30 × 18 cm
Title Sanquhar Loch
Volume 32L
Background White wall
Lighting Twinstar Light II 600CA W-RGB
Filtration Oase 100 Filtosmart Thermo
Plants Alternanthera cardinalis,
Anubias Bonsai,
Anubias Nana mini,
Cryptocoryne undulatus Red,
Eleocharis acicularis mini,
Glyceria variegata stripy reed,
Golden Japanese sweet flag,
Hygrophila Siamensis 53B,
Hygrophila pinnatifida,
Japanese blood grass,
Java moss,
Limnophila Aromatica,
Lobelia Cardinalis "dwarf",
Mentha aquatica,
Micrathmum Monte Carlo,
Needle leaf java fern,
Red tiger lotus,
Rotala Indica/bonsai,
Rotala Wallichii,
Taxiphyllum Taiwan Moss,
hydrocotyle tripartita,
water celery (Oenanthe javanica),
Animals 150 - 200 Blue velvet shrimp and 2 Outocinclus
Materials Riverwood
Stones collected from Northern Scotland
Dennerle gravel
Prodibio soil
Crushed lava rock
Additional Information This aquascape was created to resemble a pond bank. When I was young I spent most of my free time in the woods with friends and nearby there was a loch (body of water). This creation is in the memory of my happy childhood spent near the loch.

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