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Marian Sterian's magnificent Dutch aquascape

By Leonard Ho - Posted Mar 05, 2018 09:00 AM
Dutch-style aquascapes are the closest thing to underwater (living) floral arrangements. By purely relying on the composition of high-contrast plants, Marian is able to create an amazing aquascape without rocks and woods.

  • 250 liters / 66 gallons (100x50x50cm)
  • DIY fixture 4x39W (Sylvania Grolux, Gieseman Superpurple, Osram Red, Osram 865)
  • MasterLine fertilizers
  • ADA Amazonia soil
  • CO2
  • DIY filter
  • Plants: Syngonanthus giant, Syngonanthus belem, Syngonanthus manaus, Tonina fluviatilis, Tonina lotus blossom, Tonina tocantins, Eriocaulon setaceum, Eriocaulon vietnam, Eriocaulon parkeri, Eriocaulon goias, Eriocaulon lineare, Eriocaulon quinqunagulare, Trithuria lanterna, Rotala sunset, Rotala blood red, Cuphea anagalloidea, Ludwigia senegalensis, Polygonum sao paulo

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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