#75: 38L Aquatic Garden
Joe Courtney, Lincoln NE USA | E-mail: josephcourtney at hotmail.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

There is the kernel of a good aquascape in this tank, but its hiding behind some plants that aren't well suited. The C. balansae is a particular problem, since a single healthy plant at full growth will fill the tank. A different choice of light bulbs might give stronger, more accurate colors.

Roger Miller

Driftwood right in the middle of scape unpleasing (no natural look), move to right corner and hide right part of it behind additional green Crypts. Let lilaeopsis grow towards background bit left of center in order to create depth. Move background equipment towards gravel.

Detlef Hupfeld

The plants look too crowded and wild, making the 10g tank look even smaller. Try moving the driftwood out of the center. Also, try to hide the cut end of the wood.

Chuck Gadd

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
51 x 25 x 30 cm (20 x 9.8 x 12 in)
38L (10 gallons)
spray painted black
2-15 watt GE Plant/Aquarium bulbs
Small hang on filter.
Additional Information
The substrate is fertilized with Root Tabs. I use DIY co2 and have a have a submerible filter which I use as a reactor(not in picture).
1. Sagittaria platyphylla, 2. Cryptocoryne wendtii, 3. Vesicularia dubyana, 4. Anubias nana, 5. Microsorum pteropus, 6. Spirila?, 7. Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae, 8. Lilaeopsis, 9. Dwarf Lily
Rainbow Shark, Ghost Shrimp, Snails
Play sand substrate. One piece of driftwood with Java Moss, Anubias, and Java Fern attached.