#79: 136L Aquatic Garden: Present to my Parents
Donald Davis, Austin TX USA | E-mail: ddaquaria at mac.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

This tall corner tank causes some difficult problems. I think the aquarist chose plants that can do well with low light. Overall, the aquascape looks a little uncomposed and out of balance because of the tangled-looking mass of C. spiralis in the right rear.

Roger Miller

Please hide equipment!

Detlef Hupfeld

The planting creates very intresting lines. The C. spiralis is too overgrown looking. I can't see the driftwood, but I've always been told to avoid cedar and similar woods because they can release toxic oils.

Chuck Gadd

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
61 x 30 x 46 cm (24 x 12 x 18 in)
Volume
136L (36 gallons)
Background
Adhesive black plastic on one side, other back side is open to view from the couch
Lighting
3-15W Aurora 50/50 and 1-15W Triton
Filtration
Eheim 2222 Pro
Additional Information
Fertilization of TMG (10mL once per week) and ferrovit (10mL once per week). No CO2 injected.
Title
Present to my Parents
Plants
1. Anubias barteri 2. Anubias nana "gold" 3. Anubias coffeefolia 4. Cryptocoryne wendtii var. 5 C. spiralis 6. Sagitaria sp. 7. Java fern 8. lotus vars.
Fish/Animals
1. Otos 2. Guppies 3. Cory variety 4. Siamese Algae Eaters
Materials
Substrate: blasting sand (with laterite), terralit
Driftwood is cedar from a local lake