#67: 189L Aquatic Garden
Michael Rubin, San Francisco CA USA | E-mail: michael at rubinworld.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

A 3 level design: low, middle and top layer of plants.

Wim van Drongelen

This tank, unfortunately, is not quite ready for competition. As its owner states in the comments, it has recently had major work done, and it just needs time to settle down and grow up. The water is hazy and the foreground plants do, as noted, need time to fill in. The aquarist has, however, started with a strong design and a nice selection of plants, fish and materials. With time, I think this will mature into a truly beautiful tank!

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
91 x 38 x 56 cm (36 x 15 x 22 in)
Volume
189L (50 gallons)
Background
None
Lighting
(2) 55w PC fluorescents, 6700K, 10 hours
Filtration
trickle/sump
Additional Information
This tank was recently stripped and re-aquascaped. The Crypt. willissii in the foreground are given center stage but will likely take a year to establish a strong stand.
Plants
Hottonia, C. wendtii, C. undulata, Dwarf Lilly, Dwarf E. tenellus, C. balansae, H. corymbosa, R. macrandara, Hemianthus sp., C. willissii, E. rose, E. ozelot, Riccia fluitans, Anubias coffeafolia, Aponogeton crispus
Fish/Animals
Pearl gourami, Fespes Rasobora, Otocinclus, Caradina japonica (Amano Shrimp), Corydorus paleatus
Materials
Driftwood, 2" Washed River Gravel, Flourite Substrate