#252: 109.9L Aquatic Garden Too many Plants!

Mridul Singh Rockville, United States


Try including some hardscape into your arrangement and perhaps using a few less species of plants in lager clumps. I know the temptation toward "collectoritis" can be hard!!! Your plants look nice and healthy and that's the first step. Now you need to bring a little order to the jungle!
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 76 × 30 × 46 cm
Title Too many Plants!
Volume 109.9L
Background Black Cardboard
Lighting Two cheap Nicrew Lights
Filtration Three Hang On Back Filters just for flow
Plants Ludwigia Lacustris
Ludwigia Inclinata Red
Ludwigia Arcuata
Ludwigia Sp. Red
Ludwigia Repens Rubin
Bacopa Monnieri
Bacopa Colorata
Lobelia Cardinalis mini
Brazilian Pennywort
Water Wisteria - Normal
Water Wisteria - Variegated
Rotala Rotundifolia Ceylon Pink
Rotala Wallichii
Hygrophila sp. Brown
Hygrophila Pinnatifida
Hygrophila Corymbosa
Hygrophila Corymbosa Angustifolia
Hygrophila Polysperma Sunset
Alternanthera Reineckii Rosaefolia
Mayaca Fluviatilis
Didiplis Dilandra
Cryptocoryne Wendtii Red/Bronze
Cryptocoryne Spiralis
Cryptocoryne Beckettii
Cryptocoryne Pontederiifolia
Crypocoryne Parva
Cryptocoryne Lucens
Cryptocoryne Wendtii 'Tropica'
Jungle Vallisneria Tiger - 1 plant in back
Lindernia Rotundifolia - Variegated
Java Fern Needle Leaf
Microsorum Sp. Ishikawa Island
Microsorum Thor's Hammer
Microsorum Pteropus Philippine
Java Moss
Limnophila Indica
Dwarf Aquarium Lily
Red Tiger Lotus
Pogostemon Quadrifolius
Pogostemon Dassen
Aponogeton Ulvaceus (seedling)
Aponogeton Crispus (seedling)
Aponogeton Robinsonii
Hyptis Lorentziana
Hydrocotyle Tripartita Japan
Anubias Nana Petite
Anubias Coffeefolia
Staurogyne Repens
Limnophila Aromatica
Limnophila Aromatica Mini
Ludwigia Ovalis
Eleocharis Montevidensis
Dwarf Hairgrass
Some Bucephalandra Species
Salvinia Minima
Bolbitis sp 2005
Crinum Calamistratum
Zephyranthes candida (Dwarf Water Onion)
Animals Guppies - at least 200
Harlequin Rasboras - 9
Otocinclus - 7
Mini Ramshorn Snails
Pond Snails
Malaysian Trumpet Snails
Materials Only some quartz for supergluing Anubias
Additional Information Two large bags Fluval Stratum, CO2 (3-4 bubbles per second) running only for the past month. Easy Green Fertilization at 3x normal dose weekly. Easy Iron one dose a month. Extra Potassium and Calcium added weekly. 50%-70% water changes weekly

My inspiration for this tank was to see how many plants I can shove into a tank without any one species dying out. I currently have around 60 species in the tank, ranging from large bushes of one species to one tiny plantlet of a species (that I hope to propagate in time). I keep the background full of stem plants, and most of my crypts and non-stem plants up front. I also keep any plant that I have very little of in the front, where I can keep a close eye on its growth. The fish I have in the tank help me create a 'jungle' look, with a sense of controlled yet chaotic density.

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