#59: 45L Aquatic Garden: Old Tree
Wolfgang Amri, Voesendorf Lower Aust Austria | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Third Place

This is a well-photographed, eye-catching aquarium with a simple composition. The wood and plants are well suited for this tank. I think that while this style is eye-catching it does not offer as much long-term visual interest as more complex aquascapes. (That detail didn't enter into my scoring of the entry.)

Roger Miller

Vigorous growth of riccia lawn. Add more driftwood covered with javafern, create some small riccia hills. Scape is too firm, artificial look!

Detlef Hupfeld

A striking presentation. The wood and java fern stand out beautifully from the riccia, like small islands in the middle of the sea.

Chuck Gadd

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
50 x 30 x 30 cm (20 x 12 x 12 in)
Volume
45L (12 gallons)
Background
Black self adhesive foliage
Lighting
2x15W Sylvania daylight deluxe (8600K) 1x15W Dennerle Trocal super colour plus
Filtration
Eheim Filter 2222 Filter material: Ehfimech and Ehfisubstrat
Additional Information
Special technique of anchoring riccia. Much faster, easier, more reliable. Makes viability of riccia tanks much better. Additional infos in the following discussion-board-thread: http://www.aquabotanic.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=429
Title
Old Tree
Plants
Riccia fluitans, Microsorum pteropus, Glossostigma elatinoides
Fish/Animals
15 Paracheirodon axelrodi, 3 Hephessobrycon amandae, 8 Caridina japonica
Materials
Mopani Wood used to anchor Microsorum Pteropus