Entry #30: 150L Aquatic Garden
Marcin Baranowski, Bialystok Poland | E-mail: martin777 at poczta.fm
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Awards and Judge Comments

First Place

Ooh-La-La! A lusciously bold display, and a fabulous use of some old-time favorite "bread and butter" fish! I like it a lot!


Nice mix of color and texture, flowing arrangement.


I like the contrasting shapes and colors of the plants used in this design. Nicely done and all quite healthy looking. I'd suggest finish filling in the Anubias on the left side in place of the Cryptocoryne. Also, prune the Lysimachia so that it slopes from the back to the front. Nice tank.


Aquascape Details

Tank Size 94 x 40 x 40 cm (37 x 16 x 16 in)
Volume 150L (40 gallons)
Background black, self-adhesive foil
Lighting 120W fluorescent, 3x Osram Biolux 965, 1x Philips Aquarelle
Filtration Eheim 2213 canister filter.
Fertilization: Tropica Master Grow, KH2PO4, KNO3, MgSO4, Fe. Substrate: 5mm gravel with some Hobby Aqualit and laterite at the bottom.
Plants 1) Cabomba sp., 2) Ludwigia repens, 3) Cryptocoryne wendtii ‘Tropica’, 4) Vesicularia dubyana, 5) Hygrophila polysperma, 6) Rotala macrandra, 7) Heteranthera zosterifolia, 8) Microsorum pteropus, 9) Hygrophila corymbosa, 10) Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov', 11) Rotala indica, 12) Vallisneria americana, 13) Vallisneria spiralis, 14) Lysimachia nummularia, 15) Anubias barteri var. Nana, 16) Anubias barteri ‘Coffeefolia’, 17) Hygrophila difformis, 18) Ammania gracilis, 19) Eleocharis sp.
Fish/Animals Barbus tetrazona, Otocinclus sp., Labeo frenatus, Crossocheilus siamensis, Poecilia sphenops, Caridina japonica