#32: 38L Aquatic Garden: ramirezi garden (Phantom's 10-gallon)
Kenji Murokami, Kensington CA USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

This composition is well conceived and the tank is on its way to being really attractive. The G. elatinoides needs a little more time to grow and the E. tenellus needs to settle in; I've never known E. tenellus to flower and set seeds under water.

Roger Miller

Planting and decorating ideas great but layout unbalanced: add supporting smaller driftwood left to big one and some more to the right corner, otherwise very nice tank! Whatever hangs in the background please move downwards.

Detlef Hupfeld

I really like to tall peak of the driftwood. I like the arrangement, but I'd like to see more definition between plants. The Micranthemum looks too overgrown, particularly against the front glass. PS... It looks more like Pearlweed than Baby Tears to me.

Chuck Gadd

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
51 x 25 x 30 cm (20 x 9.8 x 12 in)
Volume
38L (10 gallons)
Background
Dark green colored paper
Lighting
55W Compact Fluorescent GE 9325K - 9 hours a day
Filtration
Penguin Power Filters w/Bio-wheel (no activated carbon insert)
Additional Information
Substrate: Flourite over potting soil and sand mix. No substrate fertilizer. One drop of Floursh every other day. KNO3 and iron supplement at water change. Water conditioner: AquaPlus, Seachem Equilibrium, Kent pH Control Minus, Sodium bicarbonate. DIY CO2.
Title
ramirezi garden (Phantom's 10-gallon)
Plants
(1) Micranthemum micranthemoides (Baby tears), (2) Glossostigma elatinoides, (3) Rotala indica, (4) Myriopyllum hippuroides, (5) Lysimachia nummularia, (6) Echinodorus tenellus, (7) Cryptocoryne lutea (8) Eleocharis acicularis (Hair grass), (9) Vesicularia dubyana (Java moss).
Fish/Animals
2 German Blue Ram (Microgeophagus ramirezi), 2 otos (Otocinclus affinis) & 3 Amano shrimp (Cardina japonica)
Materials
A large driftwood and two small round smooth pebbles.