#42: 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

Best Of ShowFirst Place

Absolutly the top in this group, if not in the whole contest. The aquascape is very nice and well formed in Dutch style with modern elements coming from Japan. Skilfully using of Vesicularia dubyana, Hemianthus micranthemoides and of Glossostigma elationides for lawns. Worth mentioning are the inspired contrast in leaf forms and colours.

Kaspar Horst

This is another beautiful tank with bold use of color and texture. Unfortunately, the red plants appear to have been inserted as an afterthought as opposed to being carefully worked into the planting. I love the choice of fish... Congo tetras are one of the most graceful and elegant fish and display beautifully in a planted tank. I believe that the pale look of the limnophila is a result of the bright light reflecting off the leaves, not an actual nutrient deficiency.

Karen Randall

Very nice tank! With a nice harmonic composition and impressing plant growth! Use of space is very well done!

Claus Christensen

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
160 x 55 x 60 cm (63 x 22 x 24 in)
530L (140 gallons)
Blue plastic background
Total of 295 watts. 5x 58 watts philips flourescent. 3x philips 950, and 2 x philips 965.
Eheim power filter (innerfilter)and Eheim cannister filter.
Additional Information
This tank is aquascaped after the "Dutch-style" Large plant groups put together which gives nice contrast to each other. For Liquid fertilizer i use Tropicas Mastergrow.
Vesiculariana dubyana Microsorium (javamoss) Glossostigma elatinoides Hemianthus micranthemoides Ludwigia repens Ludwigia perennis Limnophila sessiflora Crinum natnas Crinum thaianum Cryptocoryne balansaee Hygrophila strichta Hygrophila "synnema" Anubias nana Rotala wallichii Myriophyllum tuberculatum
Congo tetra Red-nose tetra Bristle nose catfish Otocinclus sp Siamese Algae eaters Apistogramma agazissii Apistogramma cacatuoides Apistogramma nijsseni Clown loach Silver hatchets
Substrate is made by bark and clay at the bottom, covered by 5- 15 cm 2-3 mm gravel. Terracses is made by bogwood and stones. The back is filled in with corkbark covered in javamoss.