#72: 227L Aquatic Garden
Kurt H. Niedrich, Long Beach CA USA | E-mail: aquascapes.tv at verizon.net | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Honorable Mention

A great design, too bad you didn't start 3 months earlier.

Jeff Kropp

The more I look, the better I like this aquarium. The dark parts in the design add a lot of depth. There is also a nice variety of leave shape and color

Wim van Drongelen

This is a gorgeous tank caught at just the right stage of development. It will be interesting to watch this tank develop, and see if the aquarist can keep the very natural, yet flowing shape to the planting. It is a shame that water line showing below the tank frame marrs an otherwise beautiful image!

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 41 x 46 cm (48 x 16 x 18 in)
Volume
227L (60 gallons)
Background
Painted black
Lighting
4 x 55 watt powere compacts, 2 x 65k & 2 x 71k
Filtration
2 x penguin biowheels sans bio wheel for water movement, and Eheim brand canister with spraybar.
Additional Information
This aquascape only a few months old and is doing surprisingly well. I use only Seachems Flourish line for both liquid and solid fertilizer. Co2 is injected via JBJ regulator and diffuser.
Plants
Heteranthera zosterifolia, Lagarosiphon madagascariensis, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Ludwigia arcuata, Rotala indica, Eleocharis acicularis, Riccia fluitans, Didipilis diandra, Rotala macranda, Hygrophila difformis, Sagittaria subulata, Echinodorus uraguayensis, Rotala wallichii
Fish/Animals
Apistogramma cacatuoides "double full red" and "gold, Otocinclus arnoldi, Otocinclus "zebra", Carnegiella strigatta, Cardina japonica, Apistogramma spec.
Materials
Three large pieces of wood were used as well as small stones covered with Riccia. Seachem's Flourite was used for the substrate.