#103: 1418L Aquatic Garden: The Angels Green Lush
Jeffrey Senske, Houston TX USA | E-mail: jsenske at aquariumdesigngroup.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Third Place

An impressive aquarium! I'm surprised that the sword plants could come so close to outgrowing such a large tank,

Roger Miller

Since driftwood to the right is slightly too high tank is out of balance. I'd suggest moving it a little towards the center! Tie Java fern onto the left root as well and plant foreground more delicate.

Detlef Hupfeld

This tank does a great job of answering the challenge of having two large sides for viewing. The center ridgeline created is an attractive and unique feature. The dwarf Sag is overgrown a bit too much for my taste, and hides details I'd like to say. The Hygro difformis and Didiplis diandra are a nice constrate in texture, but I'd like to see more variation in color. One last note: An excellent job of hiding the tank equipment considering there isn't a "back" to hide all that stuff! I do feel that the sense of depth has suffered a little too much. How about a few "tunnels" that go from one side to the other? Instead of getting the feeling of a massive 30" wide tank, it seems like two 15" wide tanks. The space above the ridgeline is the full 30", but with nothing tall growing in the background (behind the ridgeline), it doesn't give much sense of depth.

Chuck Gadd

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
244 x 76 x 76 cm (96 x 30 x 30 in)
Volume
1418L (375 gallons)
Background
black paint
Lighting
3- 6-foot VHO twin-tube fixtures w/6-110 watt 10k bulbs.
Filtration
2- Eheim 2260 canisters.
Additional Information
This aquarium is viewed from three sides (comes off the wall) making it a challenge to achieve coherence. (Please note the 2 distinct sides submitted for entry.)
Title
The Angels Green Lush
Plants
Narrow-leaf Chain Sword, Red Rubin Sword, Red Tiger Lotus, Dwarf Lillies, Didiplis diandra, Sagittaria subulata, Java Fern, Anubias nana, A. barteri, Hygrophila difformis.
Fish/Animals
Pterophyllum species, Congo Tetras, Cardinal Tetras, Rummy-nose tetras, Red Phantom Tetras, Gold Tetras, Algae-eating Sharks, Silver Hatchets, Algae-eating Shrimp, O-cats.
Materials
Laterite, Terra-lit, Flourite + Natural quartz gravel, 2-large pieces, very dense driftwood.