#15: 113L Aquatic Garden
Sherry Quinn, Chapel Hill NC USA | E-mail: sherry.quinn at bcbsnc.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

I like the use of different colors. Moving some of the darker plants to the background will enhance the depth perception. This tank is too low to keep angel fish.

Wim van Drongelen

I very much like the design of this aquascape. Some of the plants look to be in peak condition... I love the Crypts along the front, and the deep red of the Rubin sword. On the other hand, some of the fast growing plants like the Limnophila and Rotala in the rear look a little pale. It could be an artifact of the lighting, but I think they are probably a little chlorotic. The attractive, harmonious selection of fish compliments the aquascaping.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
91 x 30 x 42 cm (36 x 12 x 17 in)
Volume
113L (30 gallons)
Background
black posterboard
Lighting
4 x 20 W flourescent bulbs, 10 hours/day
Filtration
Power filter with bio wheel
Additional Information
1 soda bottle CO2 fertilization unit - approximately 1 bubble every 2 seconds
Plants
Cryptocoryne wendtii, Echinodorus x "Rubin", Eichhornia diversifolia, Eleocharis montevidensis, Hydrocotyle leucocephala, Hygrophila corymbosa, Limnophila indica, Limnophila sessiflora, Ludwigia repens x "Arcuata", Lysimachia nummularia, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Nymphaea lutus x "Red", Potomgeton mackianus, Rotala rotundifolia, Sagittaria subulata, Zosterella dubia
Fish/Animals
Cheirodon axelrodi, Nematobrycon palmeri, Pterophyllum scalare, Corydoras julii, Otocinclus affinis, Boehlkea fredcochui, Caridinia japonica
Materials
driftwood, flourite mixed with gravel