#41: 530L Aquatic Garden
Frode Roe, Trondheim Sor-Tronde Norway | E-mail: Frode_roe at hotmail.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Second Place

This aquascape, in Dutch style, shows very nice contrasts to the other plant groups. Worth mentioning are the very nice contrasts of leaf forms and colours.

Kaspar Horst

I really like the broad swaths of color, and big groups of plants used in this tank. The groupings have been carefully arranged in height to create a lovely upward sweep to the aquascape. I find the color of the orange discus to be a bit jarring against the beautiful blue of the other fish and the lovely red plants, but he is obviously in robust health, like everything else in the tank. I am making the assumption that the slight haze in some of these images is an artifact of the photographic process, (which looks quite pixelated in some images) and not haziness in the water.

Karen Randall

Very impressive tank! It is very difficult to make good growth in so many different plants and in the same time maintain cuttings to a so nice harmonic composition! Well done!

Claus Christensen

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
160 x 55 x 60 cm (63 x 22 x 24 in)
Volume
530L (140 gallons)
Background
Corkbark
Lighting
Total of 348 watts. 6x 58 watts philips flourescent. 3x philips 950, 2 x philips 965 and 1 philips 940.
Filtration
2x Eheim cannister filters.
Additional Information
Aquascaped after The Dutch style. Large plant groups are being put together and which gives nice contrast to eachother. The set-up is suppose to give an impression of depth. A nice line should go from the front and up to the back. For Liquid fertilizer i use Tropicas Mastergrow and Ferrogan iron in the clay.
Plants
Vesiculariana dubyana Javamoss Cryptocoryne wendtii, "Tropica" Didiplis diandra Heteranthera zosterfolia Hemianthus micranthemoides Ludwigia repens Ludwigia perennis Limnophila sessiflora Crinum natnas Crinum thaianum Cryptocoryne balansaee Hygrophila corymbosa "compact" Anubias nana Rotala wallichii Myriophyllum tuberculatum Bacoba carolineae Hygrophila polysperma "Roseanervig" Lysemachia sp.
Fish/Animals
2 Blue diamonds Discus 2 Marlboro red Discus 2 Red tourquise snakeskin Discus Bristle nose catfish Otocinclus sp Siamese Algae eaters Apistogramma cacatuoides Apistogramma hippolytae Clown loach 4 chocolade gouramies.
Materials
Substrate is made by bark and clay at the bottom, covered by 5- 15 cm 2-3 mm gravel. Terasses is made by bogwood and stones. The hole background and sides is covered by cork with javamoss.