#392: 450L Aquatic Garden Butchart Garden

Cheattha Sae Teaw Phuket, Thailand


While some will say this scape is "neither fish nor fowl"... certainly not a Dutch aquarium as you know but traditionally these tanks also haven't done well in the "aquatic garden" category either. But I have to give you a shout-out for a really GORGEOUS display tank of what I guess we could call the "fusion" style. It is bright and beautiful sparkling clean and with "streets" that would make any Dutch aquarist smile!

I suspect there are very few people who could walk by this gorgeous tank and not give it a second (and third!) look! Bravo!
— Karen Randall
I'm sure that many people will think: What is this Dutch aquarium doing here??
But the question is not whether or not it is a Dutch Aquarium but rather how beautiful and attractive it is.
Multicolored and healthy plants with boulevards full of movement and flow.
Yes I know that this work doesn't fit into the Dutch Aquarium category and on the other hand it doesn't have many admirers here in the Aquatic Garden category but I need to comment on how this aquarium moved me ... and what I have no doubt about is this aquarium will not pass unnoticed by anyone.
What artwork it looks like a painting!!! Congratulations.
— Andre Longarco

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 150 × 60 × 50 cm
Title Butchart Garden
Volume 450L
Background Black
Lighting Chihiros WRGB 120 1 set with full mode (100% all colors) 11 hours per day
Filtration Canister : Crazy Stone CS-1400 1 set with Crazy stone small glass ring media
Plants 1.Bacopa colorata
2.Lobelia cardinalis ‘Drawf’
3.Myriophyllum sp. Guyana
4. Ludwegia sphaerocarpa ‘pilosa’
5.Rotala tulunadensis
6. Blyxa japonica
7.Rotala macrandra green
8..Lidwegia sp. Mini super red
9.Ludwegia inclinata var. verticillata ‘Meta’
10.Pogostemon erectus
11.Alteranthera Reineckii ‘Rosanervig’
12.Ludwegia glandulosa
13.Samolus parviflorus ‘Red’
14.Bacopa monnieri compact ‘White’
15.Hygrophila sp. Chai
16.Hermianthus micranthemoides ‘Pearl Weed”
17.Cyperus helferi
18.Cryptocoryne wendtii ‘Flamingo’
19.Micranthemum tweediei “Monte Carlo”
20.Hydrogotyle tripartita
21.Bucephalandra sp. ‘Brownie Red’
22.Lagenandra meeboldii ‘Bleeding heart’
23.Hygrophila lancea
24.Juncus repens
25.Riccadia chamedryfolia
26.Taxiphyllum ‘Flame’
27.Blepharostoma trichophyllum ‘ Mini pearl moss’
28.Utricularia graminifolia
Animals Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi 12
Hemigrammus rodwayi 8
Carinotetraodon travancoricus 4
Macrotocinclus affinis 2
Neocaridina denticulata
Materials Substrate : Crazy Stone Amazon Soil + Raw Base and Ferka Aquabase
Additional Information Pressurized CO2, 5 bubbles per second with diffuser (11 hours per day)
Fertilizers : TARA Fertilizers A & B, Tara Fe++
Plants Hormone : TARA Bio-Stimulants, Biological Growth & Brightening
Bacteria : Biological Purification & Stability
Algae Control : Chihiros Doctor equipments
Inspiration : This tank was inspired by colorful blooming flowers and pine trees in Butchart Gardens, Bristish Columbia, Cananda. And the design of this aquscaping uses a full planting technique with minimal use of hardscape. I hope that it will be pleasing and impressing those who like the Garden-style tank, and for all Garden lovers!

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