#84: 340L Aquatic Garden
Gilbert E. Martinez, San Francisco CA USA | E-mail: gillmannsf at cswebmail.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

Honorable Mention

This is an impressive wall of plants made particularly interesting by a selection that includes some unusual and difficult plants.

Roger Miller

Try to create more depth. Otherwise beautiful tank!

Detlef Hupfeld

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 46 x 61 cm (48 x 18 x 24 in)
Volume
340L (90 gallons)
Background
Black acrylic, built-in.
Lighting
3x96 watt compact fluorescent @ 6700K
Filtration
Ocean Clear, model 380 with Polystrand and UV, and, Ocean Clear, model 340 with micron cartridge and Polystrand Bio-Core.
Additional Information
Pressurized and automated CO2 system using the external CO2 Reactor 1000 and Pinpoint Controller. Fertilization consists of Kent Freshwater Supplement and ProPlant, Flourish Tabs and Plantabbs.
Plants
1.Gymnocoronis spilanthoides, 2.Echinodorus 'Rubin', 3.Cabomba caroliniana, 4.Ammania gracilis, 5.Blyxa aubertii, 6.Didiplis diandra, 7.Anubias barteri, 8.Nuphar japonica, 9.Lobelia cardinalis 'dwarf', 10.Eichhornia diversifolia, 11.Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov', 12.Mayaca sellowiana, 13.Nymphaea sp. 'Cameroon', 14.Hygrophila stricta, 15.Potamogeton perfoliatus, 16.Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Tropica', 17.Bacopa caroliniana, 18.Ottelia alismoides, 19.Limnophila indica, 20.Myriophyllum elantoides, 21.Rotala macrandra, 22.Ludwigia repens 'narrow-leaf', 23.Cabomba piauhyensis, 24.Hygrophila difformis.
Fish/Animals
Symphysodon discus, Papiliochromis ramirezi, Colisa sota, Sphaerichthys osphromenoides, Trichogaster leeri, Crossocheilus siamensis, Crossocheilus denisoni, Carinotetraodon travancoricus, Xiphopherus helleri, Ottocinclus affinis, Peckoltia sp. 'gold peckoltia', Hemmigrammus bleheri, Paracheirodon axelrodi, Hyphessobryon pulchripinnis, Carnegiella strigata, Thoracocharax securis, Nanobrycon unifaciatus, Caridina japonica, and dwarf African frogs.
Materials
Substrate is plain washed sand and decorative materials consists of a couple pieces of driftwood in the left-side foreground and another piece of driftwood mounted on the center-back with Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov' attached to it.