#83: 76L Aquatic Garden
Erik Leung, San Francisco CA USA | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

I love the composition and use of texture in this aquascape. I don't know if the shadowy nature of the photographs was intentional, but I think it adds an air of distance and mystery. It also makes it difficult to judge some details.

Roger Miller

How about some more bigger Anubias to accomplish Java fern? The two main rocks are too similar in size.

Detlef Hupfeld

Very artistic. Good first impression, but there isn't enough focus to keep my attention. Dark photographs make judging this one difficult.

Chuck Gadd

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
76 x 30 x 30 cm (30 x 12 x 12 in)
Volume
76L (20 gallons)
Background
black artboard
Lighting
2x20 watt fluorescent, 2x15 watt compact
Filtration
Marineland 660 powerhead with prefilter
Additional Information
C02 injected into powerhead; Bolbitis loves the strong C02-enriched current. The barbs spar frequently and are reminiscent of small cichlids as they stay busy beneath the Microsorum and near the dense growth of Marsilea.
Plants
Bolbitis heudelotii, Cryptocoryne affinis, Marsilea drummondii, Microsorum pteropus (short form), Pomatogeton gayi, Echinodorus tenellus
Fish/Animals
Corydoras pygmaeus, Puntius oligolepis, Rasbora hengeli
Materials
Dark rock from San Francisco coast; rootwood