#51: 374L Aquatic Garden
Ruben Arturo Silhy, San Salvador El Salvado | E-mail: espontaneus at excite.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

This is a pretty tank, and a good example of how beautifully discus do in a well-planted tank. Unfortunately, the dark photos make it very difficult to assess the tank. I suspect it shows much better in person, but we can only judge what we see, and these photos have large sections of deep shadow.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
150 x 50 x 50 cm (59 x 20 x 20 in)
Volume
374L (99 gallons)
Background
Black paper
Lighting
1x4 General Electric plant and aquarium
Filtration
Power filter bio wheel penguin 330 and aquaclear 220 powerhead with CO2 injection via yeast method (home-made).
Additional Information
Photos taken with ASA 400 Fuji film (without magenta filter).
Plants
1. Rotala rotundifolia, 2. Ceratophyllum submersum, 3. Lotus green, 4. Lotus stellata, 5. Lotus red, 6. Vallisneria spiralis, 7. Hydrocotyle leucocephala, 8. Sagittaria platyphylla, 9. Echinodorus blehri, 10. E. osiris, 11. E. uruguayensis, 12. Hygrophila polysperma, 13. H. difformis, 14. H. gigante, 15. Cryptocoryne wendtii brown
Fish/Animals
Pair of discus red turquoise, Pair of Geophagus steindachneri, twelve Hemigrammus ocellifer (head and tail light tetra), six flame tetra, two clown loaches, two Brochis splendens, Farlowella, three False siamese algae eater, three black molly, two pair of Colisa lalia (dwarf gourami)
Materials
Bog wood (my discus live in a wood cave), Lava river rocks, Round river rocks, Substrate: Clay, laterite gravel, and sand.