#37: 472L Aquatic Garden: Green Peace
David Grim, Alpharetta Georgia USA | E-mail: dgrim62 at cs.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

This aquascape has some very nice features -- particularly on the left side. The large E. "Rubin" on the right side has grown so large that there is little opportunity to do anything else with that end of the tank.

Roger Miller

Big Echinodorus in center of tank unpleasing. Take out and plant some smaller Crypts instead.

Detlef Hupfeld

Amazing depth, and many many layers make this tank wonderful to look at. The first impression is very good, and it only gets better as you look closer. The plants used are attractive. While there are a large number of different species, they blend together nicely and don't look at all crowded. There are several great focal points which help pull me into this tank. One possible concern for longterm viability is the many large Echinodorus species. In my experience, they outgrow the tank, and require replacement with a new baby plant. But certainly at this moment in time, they work perfectly!

Chuck Gadd

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
183 x 46 x 58 cm (72 x 18 x 23 in)
Volume
472L (125 gallons)
Background
No background.
Lighting
4 x 96 Watt Power Compact Lights
Filtration
Eheim 2217 and Eheim 2028 Pro II Canister Filters
Additional Information
Carbon Dioxide fertilization from 20 pound CO2 tank with regulator and solenoid, injected into Eheim 2217 canister filter and regulated by an American Marine pH controller. Tropica Mastergrow micronutrients. Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Root Tabs Plus Iron substrate fertilization. SeaChem Equilibrium for GH regulation and Alkaline Buffer for KH regulation.
Title
Green Peace
Plants
Eusteralis stellata, Rotala wallachii, Hydrotriche hottoniflora, Rotala indica, Cryptocoryne spiralis, Microsorium pteropus v. "Narrow Leaf", Microsorium pteropus v. "Windelov", Bolbitis heudelotii, Hygrophila polysperma v. "Tropical Sunset", Ludwigia repens, Barclaya longifolia v. "Red", Vesicularia dubyana, Cryptocoryne wendtii v. "Red", Cryptocoryne wendtii v. "Green", Hydrilla verticillata, Nymphoides sp., Eleocharis montevidensis, Physostegia leptophylla, Aponogeton natans, Hottonia palustris, Crinum calamistratum, Ammannia senegalensis, Lindernia rotundifolia v. "variegated", Echinodorus x. "Ozelot", Echinodorus x. "Rubin", Echinodorus x. "Red Flame", Echinodorus sp. "Micro Amano", Glossostigma elantoides, Shoelace sagittaria.
Fish/Animals
Pterophyllum scalare (Koi Angelfish, German Blue Blusher Angelfish, Gold Veil Angelfish), Nematobrycon palmeri (Emperor Tetra), Hyphessobrycon serpae (Serpae Tetra), Corydoras anaeus (Green Cory), Tateurndina ocellicauda (Peacock Gudgeon), Microgeophagus ramirezi (Blue Ram), Otocinclus affinis (Otocinclus), Crossocheilus siamensis (Siamese Algae Eater), Caridina japonica (Amano Shrimp).
Materials
Flourite substrate, African Rootwood.