#32: 336L Aquatic Garden
Tolis Ketselidis, Athens Greece | E-mail: fish at tolibra.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Third Place

This aquascape should be in the leading group of this contest. Very wide varation of plant arrangements. But the right part of this scape is not a consequent continuation of the very good formation and work from the left side.

Kaspar Horst

I really, really like this tank. The flow of the layout is lovely, and the use of color is beautiful! If I were going to find fault, it is that the foreground planting is not quite as strong as the rest of the layout, but this is being really picky!

Karen Randall

Good initiative - nice to look at!

Claus Christensen

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
140 x 40 x 60 cm (55 x 16 x 24 in)
Volume
336L (89 gallons)
Background
Black plastic sheet taped on the back glass.
Lighting
6 x 48" 36 watt fluorescents (Phillips Daylight 94 CRI)
Filtration
Eheim 2215 canister.
Additional Information
100 watt Rena heating cable. Water column fertilisation by Aqualine Buschke Ferreal. DIY CO2: 3 x 2 litre bottles, going in canister filter's intake.
Plants
Microsorium pteropus, Anubias barteri nana, Valisneria americana "biwaensis", Vesicularia dybuana, Bolbitis heudelotii, Rotala wallichii, Rotala rotundifolia, Rotala sp. "Nanjenshan", Ludwigia repens, Ceratopteris thalictroides, Ceratopteris cornuta, Hygrophila corumbosa "siamensis", Hygrophila corymbosa "Aroma", Hygrophila difformis, Hygrophila polysperma "Rosanevig", Limnophila aquatica, Lobelia cardinalis, Myriophyllum aquaticum, Myriophyllum tuberculatum, Samolus valerandi, Micranthemum umbrosum, Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Hydrocotyle leucocephala, Glossostigma elatinoides, Elodea densa, Echinodorus tenellus, Echinodorus 'Ozelot', Didiplis diandra, Cryptocoryne willisii, Cryptocoryne balansae, Ceratophyllum demersum, Alternanthera reineckii, Aponogeton crispus, Bacopa monnierii, Crinum calamistratum, Eleocharis parvulus.
Fish/Animals
6 x Purhulina brevis, 6 x Tateurdina ocelicauda, 6 x Melanotaenia preacox, 9 x Jordanella floridae, 5 x Ottocinclus sp, 10 x Caridina japonica, 2 x Colisa lalia. Unknown number of Melanoides tuberculata.
Materials
Substrate: 3,5 lbs First layer pure laterite and 10 lbs Sera Floredepot topped with 6 cm of 3mm clean gravel. 3 long driftwoods "descending" from the back corners, left side covered with Microsorum pteropus and Vesicularia dybuana, right side covered with Anubias nana. A group of small pebbles in the front right corner.