#98: 208L Aquatic Garden
Scott Cartwright, Seattle WA USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

This is a pretty tank, and I love the graceful lines of the Ludwigia. Unfortunately, the big silver thing on the left side of the tank bottom is quite distracting. And as with several other tanks, this would be a much better presentation if the equipment had been hidden.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 33 x 51 cm (48 x 13 x 20 in)
208L (55 gallons)
outside painted black
4x40 watt fluorescent lights (T-8, 5000 K)
Canister filter and External "hang on the back" power filter
Additional Information
Laterite clay in the substrate CO2 addition achieved with 15lb "welding supply" canister of CO2 and a "greenhouse" type needle valve with the gas bubbled into the intake impeller of the power filter (not visible in the pictures)
Microsorium pteropus, Microsorium pteropus "Windelov", Vesicularia dubyana, Cryptocoryne sp., Bacopa monnieri, Anubias barteri var. nana, Anubias barteri var. coffefolia, Anubias c.f. congensis, Anubias barteri, Echinodorus amazonicus, Echinodorus horemanni "red leaf", Lilaeopsis sp., Ludwigia sp.
Hyphessobrycon cardinalis, Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, Hemmigrammus bleheri, Otocinclus affinis, Peckoltia vittata, Epalzeorhynchus siamensis, Ramshorn snails, Algae eating shrimp
Bogwood and Petrified wood