#18: 321L Aquatic Garden
Erik Leung, San Francisco CA USA | E-mail: leung22 at hotmail.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

First Place

The best of the lot in my opinion, can I come to see in person?

Jeff Kropp

A beautiful aquascape. This must represent a lot of pruning work.

Wim van Drongelen

Wow! This tank is a real eye-catcher! To get really picky, I'd like to see a little better balance... the large red planting seems a bit overpowering. On the other hand, the tank is in vibrant good health, with crystal clear water and a wonderful selection of fish. And I love the photo of the chocolate gourami in the Ammannia. This is a close-up that clearly adds to the presentation!

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 46 x 61 cm (48 x 18 x 24 in)
Volume
321L (85 gallons)
Background
Black artboard.
Lighting
1 x 96w cf, 3 x 40w GE Daylight Ultra, 1 x 40w GE Sunshine
Filtration
Fluval 403 (sponge, Siporax) with return at substrate level. C02 diffused via Eheim disc, distributed with Marineland 660 powerhead.
Additional Information
KN03, K2S04, CaC03, MgS04 introduced regularly to achieve target levels; Fe supplied via Kent, P04 via KH2P04. Miscellaneous N and P05 via periodic Schultz Plant Food + Micronutrients pulsing.
Plants
Alternanthera reineckii, Ammannia gracilis, Cryptocoryne affinis, Cryptocoryne beckettii "petchii," Cryptocoryne wendtii "Tropica," Cryptocoryne x willisii, Cyperus helferi, Glossostigma elatinoides, Gratiola sp., Hemianthus micranthemoides, Heteranthera zosterifolia, Hygrophila corymbosa "Angustifolia," Lobelia cardinalis (small form), Ludwigia brevipes, Micranthemum umbrosum, Pomatogeton gayi, Sagittaria subulata.
Fish/Animals
Atyopsis moluccensis, Corydoras panda, Hemigrammus bleheri, Otocinclus affinis, Paracheirodon axelrodi, Sphaerichthys osphromenoides.
Materials
Rockwork found along San Francisco coast. Combination arcillite (Profile) & Lonestar substrate.