#62: 80L Aquatic Garden
Detlef Hupfeld, Koenigswinter Germany | E-mail: AvPR at lycos.de
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Awards and Judge Comments

Best of ShowFirst PlacePopular Choice

Great implementation of amano style! I marked this one low in original expression and inovation.

Jeff Kropp

You must be Amano or belong to his family. I am very impressed with this mini aquascape.

Wim van Drongelen

This is a really lovely tank, obviously beautifully maintained, and in peak health. The aquarist has also been able to capture the tank at just the right moment, after the plants are well grown, but before they have reached the over-grown stage. Well done!

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
70 x 30 x 38 cm (28 x 12 x 15 in)
Volume
80L (21 gallons)
Background
different blue colors airbrushed to back and sidewalls
Lighting
4x18 watts, flourescent, 10 h
Filtration
Eheim 2224 canister with foam cubes (ADA) and ceramic rings (Siporax), Eheim 2011 canister with carbon (by pass)
Additional Information
set-up date 29/12/2000, photos taken 8-9/2001, CO2 injection (20-30mg/L), fertilization: KNO3 and traces daily (ADA step1 plus small amounts of Kremser's Ferrdrakon), chelated iron (ADA) every 3 days after 10% water replacement, PO4 once in between, ADA bottom sticks every 3 months. This tank was very much inspired by Amano's wonderful artworks.
Plants
Micranthemum umbrosum 1, Ludwigia arcuata 2, Eusteralis stellata 3, Micranthemum micranthemoides 4, Rotala rotundifolia 5, Glossostigma elatinoides 6, Riccia fluitans 7, Vesicularia dubyana 8
Fish/Animals
13 Paracheirodon axelrodi, 5 Megalamphodus megalopterus, 8 Megalamphodus sweglesi, Amano and bee shrimps
Materials
driftwood, small lava rocks, substrate: ADA aqua soil amazonia