#63: 400L Aquatic Garden
Low Chu Chong, Singapore Singapore Singapore | E-mail: chong at pacific.net.sg
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Awards and Judge Comments

Honorable Mention

This aquascape is very well-designed with style elements from Asia, among other things. The work is very succesful in its use of woods and other materials in the aquascape. Excellent impression of Depth.

Kaspar Horst

I like the petrified wood that this exhibitor has chosen, but would prefer if it were not quite so artificially "lined up". I'd also like to see something to balance the bright red of the Nymphaea. Still, it is a striking tank!

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
151 x 52 x 52 cm (59 x 20 x 20 in)
Volume
400L (106 gallons)
Background
Rockscaped Background (siliconed on inside of tank)
Lighting
6 X 40 watts flourescent totally 240 watts comprising 2 X triton bulbs, 2 X arcadia bulbs & 2 X coralife.
Filtration
Juwel Rio built-in filter rated at 1500 litres per hour, Fluval 304 rated at 1100 litres per hour, Nova powerhead for extra circulation in the front of tank. Mostly mechanical filtration. The currents are gentle enough to provide a little sway in the plants without much agitation.
Additional Information
Base Fertiliser: 25 kilos Greenmore fertilizer (about 1 inch) below substrate, generic fertilizer balls, initially, now switching to flourish tabs and Jobes plant spikes. Liquid Fertiliser: Seachem flourish iron, 5ml twice weekly, Seachem flourish 2ml twice weekly. Frequency of water change: 40% weekly changes.
Plants
Plants (Foreground): Eleocharis acicularis, riccia flutians,glossostigma elantinoides and Blyxa Japonica scattered on the foreground for contrast. Plants (Middleground): Ammannia senegalensis, bacopa caroliana, Nymphea lotus, limnophilia sessiflora, anubias nana, microsorium pteropus and microsorium pteropus v. windelov. Plants (Background): Lindernia rotundifolia, Blyxa Aubertii, standing driftwood with java moss.
Fish/Animals
SAE, Ottos, Amano shrimps, clown loaches, cardinal tetras, rummy nose tetras, lemon tetras and most of all, 6 Altum angels.
Materials
Petrified Wood - 4 pieces for terracing, hiding plant base and roots and providing caves and crevices for the inhabitants 125 Kilos lonestar gravel (about 3 inches in front and 5-6 inches at back) 5 pieces driftwood for attaching various plants and hiding CO2 reactor.