#23: 680L Aquatic Garden
Letty Lewin, West Allis WI USA | E-mail: letty at execpc.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

While this is a lovely tank, no tank looks its best with the water line exposed like this. The aquascape would look much more polished with the tank filled to the top trim. I don't care for the effect of the two different colors of gravel, but I do like the big tree stump very much!

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
183 x 61 x 61 cm (72 x 24 x 24 in)
Volume
680L (180 gallons)
Background
Blue 'leather look' wallpaper
Lighting
4 50 watt flood low-voltage halogen (MR16)
Filtration
1 2226 Eheim Canister filter and 1 2228 Eheim Canister filter
Additional Information
The tank has been up for four years. I use no CO2, no extra fertalizer, and do 50% water changes weekly. Originally, when I set the tank up, I used Tetra Inital Sticks for fertalization. Now it's all natural. I chose the low-voltage halogen for the clean line effect it gives, the natural shadows, and you can see the rippling of the water unlike fluorescent. Low-voltage halogen is also less expensive to purchase and run.
Plants
Aunbbias, Bacopa Caroliniana, Bolbitis Fern, Crypt Balanasae, Crypt Beckettii and Wenditii, Giant Hydro, Java Moss, Mellon Sword, and Duck Weed.
Fish/Animals
Discus, Black Neon Tetra, Cardinal Tetra, Marble Hatchet, and many varities of Corys.
Materials
Epoxy Gravel for the Corys, white sand, tree trunk, and a few rocks.