#12: 27L Aquatic Garden: Garden in Box
Alex Kawazaki, Sao Paulo SP Brazil | E-mail: alexkawazaki at hotmail.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

First Place

A nice corner composition that seems just a little bit out of control. I wonder if darker stones might give this aquascape a little more contrast.

Roger Miller

I was pleased to see this very small tank! Nice growth of plants but lotus may become too big soon. Move stone on left side slightly backwards and hide equipment.

Detlef Hupfeld

An impressive planted tank considering the very tight space. The Micranthemum in the corner is a little too overgrown, and takes away from the composition.

Chuck Gadd

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
30 x 30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 x 12 in)
Volume
27L (7 gallons)
Background
black card
Lighting
2 compact fluorescent lamp of 26W and 6500K
Filtration
1 Aquaclear-Mini with sponge and Siporax glass-rings
Additional Information
Fine gravel, laterite, TIS in substrate and ferrous gluconate solution at 0.02%, potassium bicarbonate in the 30% weekly water changes.
Title
Garden in Box
Plants
Glossostigma elatinoides, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Micranthemum umbrosum, Micranthemum sp, Potamogeton gayi, Potamogeton sp, Nymphaea sp var.rubra, Echinodorus tenellus, Bacopa Myriophylloides, Cabomba pihauiensis, Chara sp, Lindernia sp, Elocharis acicularis, Egeria sp, Aquatic Cacti (?),...
Fish/Animals
Coridora hastatus(6), Hyphessobrycon amandae(6), Otocinclus affinis(6), Crossocheilus siamensis(2 juveniles), Caridina japonica(3), Melanoides tuberculata (thousands),
Materials
fine gravel and medium and small pebbles