Dimensions 40 × 40 × 41 cm
Background Foam board, natural geotextile fabric seriyu strata and black stone. Drift wood.
Lighting 2- 20watt plant grow lights
Filtration Activated carbon and aquarium sponge
Plants English Ivy, calathea rosey, frekel face,mondo grass, dwarf hair grass, alternanthe reinekii, ricca moss, terrestrial moss, red rotala, bucephanlandra blue, crypt,Anubias, Monte Carlo, water lily, cotton candy fern, calathea Freddie, micro sword, variegated boxwood.
Animals 7 fancy guppies 2 crystal black shrimp, 2 crystal red shrimp
Materials Floral stratum, aqua decor is river sand, seriyu strata, black seriyu stone, expanding foam, natural geotextile fabric, foam board, black lava rock, cotton balls, aquarium silicone, and jag instant hold glue
Additional Information Sicce silent 700lph pump, mini water mister, two 10 watt heaters, no co2 set, established for two months
I find the presence of entirely brown and suffering mosses to be a huge distaction especially when juxtaposed with the healthy impressive patches of other mosses not far from them. I find the well-established growth of some of these mosses as well as some submerged plants like the Alternanthera reineckii to be in stark contrast to that of other species in this display.
The well-timed photoshoot capturing the impressive bloom is wonderful and worth commending as its pale white pedals draw out the whites of other foliage within the paludarium.
Overall this display is well-constructed but demands careful attention to those species that are suffering and one thing that any hobbyist cannot buy: more time.