#96: 26L Aquatic Garden: Office Tension Tamer
Ellen O'Connell, Parker Colorado USA | E-mail: oconnel4 at ix.netcom.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

Honorable Mention

How are you supposed to get any work done with this little gem sitting on your desk? This is a tank that demands to be stared at.

Roger Miller

I enjoyed plant colors! But Echinodorus may soon become too big for this size of tank. Rearrange root (should not be parallel to front glass) and add some more driftwood. I'd use darker gravel.

Detlef Hupfeld

Nice, attractive arrangement, simple, good focal points, good contrasts. Echinodorus bleheri may be too large for this small tank

Chuck Gadd

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
43 x 17 x 28 cm (17 x 6.7 x 11 in)
26L (7 gallons)
Black poster board
14-watt GE Aquaray flourescent
Aquaclear Mini power filter
Additional Information
Aquarium is bowfront, so width varies from 6.5" to almost 10" at the center front. Inclusion of Java moss was unintentional. Single strand just showed up on driftwood some months after tank was set up in August of 2001 and it has been spreading very slowly every since. Aquarium gets no water column fertilizers added, so that moss is working hard at surviving and spreading.
Office Tension Tamer
(1) Limnophila sessiliflora, (2) Cryptocoryne wendtii, (3) Echinodorus parviflorus, (4) E. bleheri v. robustus (compacta), (5) driftwood with Vesicularia dubyana, (6) Sagittaria subulata
White cloud mountain minnows (Tanichthys albonubes), Snails
Substrate is 1" of potting soil with 1" of TEK Minerals gravel on top. Small piece of driftwood is positioned diagonally, starting in right rear corner of tank and ending about 2 inches away from the center of the bow.