#17: 38L Aquatic Garden
Sherry Quinn, Chapel Hill NC USA | E-mail: sherry.quinn at bcbsnc.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

This seems a healthy environment for the plants and fish both. I like the main lines in the compostion. I think simplification of the individual plant groups would enhance the composition.

Wim van Drongelen

This is a pretty tank, but the leaf size of some plants (A. b. coffeefolia, Hemianthus, and Mayaca) plus the pale color of the Mayaca lead me to believe that the tank is slightly nutrient deficient. It can be hard to provide adequate nutrition to fast growing plants in a small tank while still controlling their growth somewhat. The choice of fish is a lovely combination.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
51 x 25 x 33 cm (20 x 9.8 x 13 in)
38L (10 gallons)
black posterboard
2 x 15 W fluorescent, 10 hours/day
Power filter with bio wheel
Additional Information
1 soda bottle CO2 unit - aproximately 1 bubble every 2 seconds
Anubias barteri "coffeefolia", Bacopa monnieri, Cryptocoryne wendtii, Glossostigma elatinoides, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Heteranthera zosterifolia, Lysimachia nummularia, Mayaca fluviatilis, Microsorum pteropus, Myriophyllum aquaticum, Vesicularia dubyana
Hemigrammus rhodostomus, Rasbora heteromorpha, Otocinclus affinis, Caridinia japonica, Fundulopanchax gardneri
rocks, gravel with substrate additive