Wilderness Unexplored
by Hamza Syed

Start: 2010-03-18   Finish: 2010-08-03 (138 days)

Location: Adoni, Andhara Pradesh, India

Width: 70cm   Length: 42cm   Depth: 42cm Volume: 119l

Lighting: 5x18w(T8)+1x15w(PC) = 105w(total)

CO2: Pressurized CO2   Substrate: DIY Substrate

Description: Here I had set about to have a wild touch of green, throughout its span of existence the scape had some minor changes/tweakings that did make the big difference in its appeal from time to time. This picture was taken when the scape was filled out to its maximum potential, I had taken pictures without equipment as well, but I dont seem to find those now(excuse me). I really adore the minor features like bare textured wood showing through subtly at certain places and various textures of plants, the negative space at front in contrast to dense growth in background, I just wish that I had a bit of red to make it more interesting. There are a couple of plants and fauna missing on the list, so couldnt include them.

Plant list:
  • Anubias barteri var. nana
  • Blyxa japonica
  • Cryptocoryne parva (Tiny cryptocoryne)
  • Cryptocoryne wendtii (brown)
  • Echinodorus tenellus (Pygmy chain sword)
  • Eleocharis acicularis (Hairgrass)
  • Hemianthus micranthemoides (Pearlweed)
  • Marsilea hirsuta
  • Microsorium pteropus var. (Narrow)
  • Microsorum pteropus
  • Monosolenium tenerum
  • Vesicularia montagnei
Fish list:
  • Melanotaenia praecox
  • Poecilia reticulata
  • Tanichthys albonubes