#52: 98L Aquatic Garden
Donald Duterte, Hayward CA USA | E-mail: d0ndee at hotmail.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

The exhibitor has clearly put some time and effort into the aquascaping of this tank. While it is a very pretty tank as is, the layout could be improved by placing the "valley" to either side of center, and by balancing the bright red of the Alternanthera with some other red plants on the other side of the "valley". The "sunset" Hygro just isn't quite bright enough to do the trick.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
91 x 25 x 43 cm (36 x 9.8 x 17 in)
98L (26 gallons)
Black background sold in LFS
60 watts fluorescent (2 - 30 watt Tritons)
Additional Information
Fertilize w/ .25 ml Flourish and 2.5 ml of Potassium nitrate every day. No filtration in tank but have a powerhead to circulate the water. CO2 injection w/ a Dave Gomberg regulator and 5 lb. CO2 cylinder.
Hygrophila difformis, Java Fern "Windelov" and regular, Hairgrass, "Sunset" and regular Hygrophila polysperma, Bacopa monnieri, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Marsilea cornuta, Ludwigia repens, Rotala macranda, Rotala indica, Alternanthera rosaefolia, Anubias nana, Cryptocoryne wendtii "bronze", Hydrocotyle leucocephala, Duckweed, Utricularia sp., Riccia fluitans, Frogbit, Black brush algae, hair algae, green algae
Siamese algae eater, American Flagfish, Neon, Molly, Dwarf Gouramy,Otto, Caridina japonica, Malaysian Trumpet snails
regular LFS gravel substrate, LFS driftwood, rocks collected from front yard