#82: 284L Aquatic Garden
Scott Leiferman, Buffalo MN USA | E-mail: scott55313 at yahoo.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

Very healthy-looking tank. I think the aquascape could be improved with a more effective focal point. Aulonocara lwanda seems like an unusual inhabitant for this kind of tank.

Roger Miller

Try to hide spray bar by moving it downwards. Composition too firm: Please rearrange E. tenellus and S.subulata (take out some on the right side). Hide inflow of filter behind driftwood and cut back Rotala to the extreme left.

Detlef Hupfeld

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 46 x 51 cm (48 x 18 x 20 in)
Volume
284L (75 gallons)
Background
None
Lighting
Mix of T-8 and CF. 238 watts total.
Filtration
Cannister
Additional Information
For lighting I used simple shop lights that I modified by replaceing the factory ballast with an electronic ballast in order to drive the T-8 bulbs. The shop lights are mounted inside a DIY hood that is hinged down the center to allow access to the tank.
Plants
Rotala, Ludwigia, Hygrophila stricta, Pond Penny, Vallisneria, Ozolot Sword, Hygrophila difformis,Cryptocoryne affinis, Alternanthera reineckii, Anubia afzelli, Java Fern, Hydrocotyle leucocephala, Anubias nana, Pearl Grass, Echinodorus tenellus, Sagittaria subulata.
Fish/Animals
Neon Tetra, Zebra Danio, Corydoras barbatus, Corydoras aeneus-Peru Green Stripe, Glossolepis incisus, Crossocheilus siamensis, Ancistrus temminckii, Aulonocara lwanda, Otto
Materials
Red Flint gravel with Laterite layered in bottom 1/3. Large 'stump' driftwood. Two flower pots 'halved' for the Aulonocara to hide out in.