#433: 12L Aquatic Garden Clearing, El Retiro, Antioquia


Awards and Comments

Top Ten
Nice wild look to a forest. I imagine this would be quite difficult to maintain over any length of time. Also some of the Anubias appear out of place/scale with the rest of the plants.
— Kris Weinhold
Very impressive scape!
Deep forest feeling.
— Masashi Ono
Very natural and well organized tank. I love the atmosphere that the author has created but I must say that Montecarlo on top of the tree will be a nightmare for long term control. That's why I must lower viability scores.
— Juan Puchades
If I didn't know that this work was very well planned I would say that the plants were poorly chosen or were be not healthy for lack of lighting. However I can see a lot of knowledge in this work especially with regard to the characteristics of each plant.
Because it is a small aquarium the choice of plants was very important to give this aspect of "controlled chaos" and at the same time very proportional. The natural atmosphere is incredible and invites us to stroll among the trees.
The fishes could be smaller and more attention to cleaning and maintenance would be welcome.
I venture to say that this picture was taken about 10 days after the perfect moment as it is noted that some plants are already starting the degradation process due to the lack of lighting but nothing that disrupts the work.
Congratulations you impressed me a lot.
— Andre Longarco

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 30 × 20 × 20 cm
Title Clearing, El Retiro, Antioquia
Volume 12L
Background White vinyl
Lighting Standard white and blue Ligth Deebow x2 (900 lm/l)
Filtration JENECA XP-07 cascade filter with foam. wadding and matrix with integrated skimmer
Plants Hemianthus Callitrichoides Cuba, Micranthemum Monte Carlo, Rotala Rotundifolia, Anubia Sp Nana Petite Bonsai, Java Moss
Animals 8 Axelrodia Riesei, 4 Neocaridina Davidi, 2 Otocinclus Affinis
Materials Silice, Magdalena river pebbles, pomice, local driftwood, substrate AquaSand
Additional Information Weekly fertilization with AcuaLeaf products (NPK, Micro, GH), Proffessional CO2. Weekly water change 60%-70%. Active sustrate AquaSand. Style Forest. The place me and my friends used to go camping to.

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