#102: 76L Aquatic Garden
Ilkka Kallio, San Jose Ca USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

Second Place

I have decided on awarding the high score to this tank because the photos show clearly the high viability, high longevity and very good composition.

Kaspar Horst

This is a nice tank, and obviously healthy. But it is a little overgrown and would benefit from a little more open area. A smallish tank, also usually looks best with a few less species to give the aquascape a little more definition.

Karen Randall

Nice tank with a good balance!

Claus Christensen

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
61 x 30 x 41 cm (24 x 12 x 16 in)
76L (20 gallons)
Dark blue paper
Fluorescent 67 W
One fluval 2 sponge filter.
Additional Information
CO2 is added from a DIY yeast set-up. The CO2 is fed into a DIY reactor where it mixes with the filter outflow. Fertilization is PMDD, with micronutrients decreased from the standard recipe.
Aponogeton Crispus, Cryptocoryne Affinis, Echinodorus Tenellus, Egeria Densa, Heteranthera Zosterifolia, Hygrophila Corymbosa, Hygrophila Difformis, Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis, Limnophila Sessiliflora, Ludwigia Repens, Microsorium Pteropus, Riccia Fluitans, Rotala Rotundifolia, Sagittaria Subulata, Vallisneria Spiralis, Vesicularia Dubyana
Poecilia Sphenops, Rasbora Heteromorpha, "False Siamensis" (Epalzeorhynchus sp. or Garra Taeniata), Otocinclus Vittatus, Malaysian trumpet snails, Pond snails, Ramshorn snails
Substrate is "Lapis Lustre", a coarse beach sand from Monterey, CA, USA. This is mixed with vermiculite and a small quantity of loamy soil from my backyard. The top layer is pure Lapis Lustre. There is one piece of driftwood, collected from an ocean beach.