#64: 200L Aquatic Garden
Jiří Panáček, Bruntál Czech republic | E-mail: j.panacek at worldonline.cz
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Awards and Judge Comments

Third Place

The stone arrangement on the left side of the tank is very interesting. Larger stones might help balance the composition a little better.

Roger Miller

Nice growth with striking colors but scape artificial and too firm. I would like to see some C.balansae carefully planted to the background and some more rocks in foreground covered with moss.

Detlef Hupfeld

Wonderful composition. I like the slope of the background plants on the right side. The relatively sharp lines seperating the various plants in the background look very formal. And it constrasts nicely with the wild look of the grasses on the left side. The rock garden on the left side is interesting and attractive.

Chuck Gadd

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
100 x 40 x 50 cm (39 x 16 x 20 in)
Volume
200L (53 gallons)
Background
dark-blue wallpaper
Lighting
2x 30W fluorescent lamp Osram Lumilux ECO cool white 30W/21 - 840 + reflector
Filtration
External filter Eheim classic 2213, filter medium (from bottom of cannister to top) - ehfimech, coarse filter pad, ehfisubstrat, fine filter pad. 10% water change a week.
Additional Information
pH 6,7, dKH 4, fertilization 3 ml Bioflor a day, CO2 injected with Eheim reactor at a rate of 1 - 2 bubles/sec. This tank was inspired by Amano's beautiful artworks and japanis gardens. I would like to thank Petr Skpala for his valuable advice and inspiration.
Plants
1 - Heteranthera zosterifolia, 2 - Vesicularia dubyana, 3 - Rotala rotundifolia, 5 - Rotala wallichii, 5 - Eustralis stellata, 6 - Cryptocoryne balansae, 7 -Ludwigia repens, 8 - Micranthemum micranthemoides, 9 - Ludwigia arcuata, 10 - Blyxa japonica 11 - Anubias barteri var nana, 12 - Glossostigma elatinoides, 13 - Hydrocotyle leucocephala, 14 -Cryptocoryne becketii, 15 - Echinodorus tenellus,16 - Eleocharis parvulus, 17 - Sagittaria subulata.
Fish/Animals
Rasboras heteromorpha, Otocinclus affinis, crossocheilus siamensis, Paracheirodon axelrodi, Hemigrammus erythrozonus, Corydoras julii, Caridina japonica.
Materials
River sand (lover layer - size 2-5 mm, top layer - size 2 mm), river (right corner) and lava rocks (left corner).