#74: 272L Aquatic Garden
Bill Curtin, Lakeville MA USA | E-mail: wcurtin at mediaone.net
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Awards and Judge Comments

This is a very attractive tank, and while the equipment isn't completely hidden, at least it has been minimized by placing black equipment against a black background. I also like the fact that the aquarist has allowed this pretty algae to become part of the aquascape. The deep green of the plants in this tank could use the contrast of some red plants!

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 46 x 61 cm (48 x 18 x 24 in)
Volume
272L (72 gallons)
Background
flat black paint on the outside of back glass
Lighting
Perfecto Sholights; two 55 watt 5400K bulbs, two 55 watt 6700 K bulbs
Filtration
Marineland Magnum 350
Additional Information
CO2 injected thru an Eheim diffuser, Tropica Master grow and also supplements of KNO3, Dupla Laterite added to the substrate. I have used a 5# cylinder of CO2 twice in the 19 months the tank has been setup. Tanks lights are on twelve hours a day with a timer.
Plants
Anubias barteri var. nana, Echinodorus tenellus, Glossostigma elatinoides, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Microsorum pteropus, Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov', Sagittaria subulata, Cladophora(?) sp.
Fish/Animals
Pterophyllum scalare "wild caught", Paracheirodon axelrodi, Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, Inpaichthys kerri, Biotodoma cupido, Microgeophagus altispinosa, two species of Corydoras, Melanotaenia boesmani"red strain", Melanotaenia trifasciata "goyder river", Labeo bicolor, Otocinclus sp., Crossocheilus siamensis, Cardinia japonica
Materials
large piece of Alabama diftwood, substrate consists of #1 gravel