#69: 208L Aquatic Garden
Michael LaFlamme, San Francisco CA USA | E-mail: nycsfo at aol.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Very nice and a good use of color. Some of the stem plants (e.g. Limnophila) might come out better if they are kept shorter.

Wim van Drongelen

This entry shows one of the difficulties of working with a 55G tank. In an effort to cover that back panel in such a narrow space, the aquarist has ended up with a line of tall plants across the back, and no room to work effectively in front of them. So the aquascape goes from very tall plants straight to foreground materials. Still, it is a very attractive tank, and obviously well cared for. There seems to be a slight haze to the water, though it might be a lighting issue.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 37 x 46 cm (48 x 15 x 18 in)
Volume
208L (55 gallons)
Background
"Picture" background of plants and driftwood
Lighting
4x T-8 bulbs situated inside a reflector, 2x triton, 2x penn plax tri-lux.
Filtration
Eheim canister filter. Double spray bar return. Runs the entire length of the tank.
Additional Information
fertilization: 5ml of Tropica MasterGrow. Weekly additions of KNO3 and PO4 (1/8 tsp KNO3, "pinch" of PO4).
Plants
A: Anubias barteri (large), B: Cryptocoryne wendtii "brown"?, C: Microsorum pteropus, D: Hygrophila corymbosa "augustifolia", E: Alternanthera reineckii "Roseafolia", F: Sagittaria subulata, G: Anubias barteri var. nana, H: Parrot's Feather, I: Limnophila aquatica, J: Hygrophila polysperma, K: Rotala macrandra, L: Hygrophila compacta, M: Echinodorus bleheri, N: Bacopa monnieri, and pennywort(?)
Materials
African root driftwood (assorted pieces), Natural gravel substrate