#100: 284L Aquatic Garden: The 10-Week Aquascape Fitness Plan
Erik Olson, Seattle WA USA | E-mail: erik at thekrib.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

This aquascape had a nice start; the foreground just needs a little more time to grow in. The presentation would be improved if the visible equipment were hidden.

Roger Miller

Please hide filter inflow(?). Myriophyllum should have grown a little higher before taking the pics.

Detlef Hupfeld

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 46 x 51 cm (48 x 18 x 20 in)
Volume
284L (75 gallons)
Background
black plastic affixed to outside of aquarium
Lighting
4x32w T-8 fluorescent + 2x55w compact fluorescent
Filtration
small sponge prefilter, sump with no filtration.
Additional Information
CO2 injected into sump. Tetras and Apistogramma species are wild-caught from Brazil.
Title
The 10-Week Aquascape Fitness Plan
Plants
1. Rotala macrandra, 2. Echinodorus tenellus, 3. Myriophyllum mattogrossense, 4. Cyperus helferi, 5. Anubias sp., 6. Microsorum pteropus "Narrow Leaf", 7. M. pteropus "Windelov", 8. Glossostigma elatinoides, 9. Echinodorus sp. "Ozelot", 10. Alternanthera reineckii, 11. Lobelia cardinalis
Fish/Animals
Hemigrammus sp., Apistogramma sp. (incl Hippolytae and sp. "Gelbwangen"), Otocinclus vitattus, Ancistrus sp., Crossocheilus siamensis.
Materials
Bogwood, 2-3mm gravel, laterite-like clay in bottom 1/3.