#94: 76L Aquatic Garden
Ricky Cain, Athens TX USA | E-mail: rlcain1 at earthlink.net | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Third Place

The aquascape is well-composed, but I think the presentation would be better if the stem plants were trimmed a little shorter. Mayaca is naturally very-light colored. A darker colored plant might work better in that spot.

Roger Miller

Vigorous growth and healthy tank. Impression too firm and out of balance. Add some plants left to Mayaca which grow 2/3 of tank hight. Otherwise very well done!

Detlef Hupfeld

Very artisitic composition. The glosso field and Riccia rocks look great together. The splash of red is nice, but I wish I could see a little more of it.

Chuck Gadd

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
61 x 30 x 41 cm (24 x 12 x 16 in)
Volume
76L (20 gallons)
Background
Black foamcore
Lighting
55 watt CF and 15 watt NO, 10 hours per day
Filtration
Fluval 204 with ceramic rings and poly filter floss.
Additional Information
Tank was set up 4/1/02 and re-worked in July. Eheim pressurized CO2, Seachem Flourish dosed 1ml 2x week, Seachem Fe 3ml a day, KNO3, K & PO4 dosed as needed.
Plants
Mayaca fluviatilis, Ludwigia arcuata, Lysimachia nummularia, Glossostigma elatinoides, Riccia fluitans, Echinodorus tennellus and an ever-present string of Utricularia sp. that defies eradication.
Fish/Animals
7 - Hemigrammus erythrozonus, 2 - Otocinclus affinis.
Materials
Flourite substrate with six gray rocks, three covered in Riccia.