40G Aquascape – Updated Picture

March 5th, 2008

Here’s an updated picture (click picture for larger view) of my 40G aquarium. If you remember what it previously looked like, you’ll notice a profound change in the plants present. For starters, I removed most of the Micranthemum umbrosum, replacing it with the Limnophila aquatica, and just a hint of red with some stems of Ludwigia arculata.

40G Aquascape - March 5, 2008

Additionally, the Didiplis diandra and Rotala rotundifolia in the back-right are much more pronounced, while I’ve significantly hacked back the Eriocaulon sp. ‘Type 2’ in the right midground to better transition from the grassy foreground to the plants in the back. I’ve also cured most of an algae outbreak that I had in this tank, after finally putting into practice some of the tips I mentioned in my algae presentiation.

Blyxa aubertii

Once I did that, the Blyxa aubertii lost many of the hair-algae strands attached to its leaves. One of my favorite things about the various Blyxa plants is the cellular pattern on each leaf, as you can see above. Overall, I’m pretty happy with how the 40G aquascape is coming along, but I’d love to hear any of your comments or suggestions.

2 Responses to “40G Aquascape – Updated Picture”

  1. Rob Says:


    This is WOW. You need to submit that to be the new tank on the front of GWAPA. Hands down impressed. Even enough red to make me happy. Haha. Thanks for sharing.


  2. guitarfish Says:

    Thanks Rob! Really nice of you to say! I think I’m going give it another trim or two, and then I’ll keep the picture around for contests/things.