Entry #35: 648L Aquatic Garden: SALAD BAR
Hendro, West Jakarta DKI Jakarta Indonesia | E-mail: g0ndr0ng_ex_II_2 at hotmail.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Nice healthy growth, but the placement of plants seems a bit arbitrary. And while the big 'Rubin' is an impressive specimen, it totally dominates the tank in its dead-center position.


It is certainly a salad bar! Very impressive list of plants. The rubin in the middle of the tank is an impressive specimin. Although the number of plants are impressive, they could stand to be thinned out a little and pruned/shaped. Also, the sword would be much nicer offset towards the left or right in the back of the tank and the foreground needs to mature. Nice looking tank.


Aquascape Details

Tank Size 180 x 60 x 60 cm (71 x 24 x 24 in)
Volume 648L (171 gallons)
Background -none-
Lighting Metal Halide 3 x 150 watt Philips MHN-TD
Filtration Canister, one AZOO CF-1500 and one EHEIM 2213
I add 1 teaspoonful of Potassium sulfate and 1/2 teaspoon of Magnesium sulfate at each water change, which done once in a week about 50%. I also use Tropica Master Grow and Azoo Plant Nutrients. My lights on for 10 hours each day and connected to a digital timer. I'm using high pressure tank for my CO2. It's a 5 kg tank.
Plants -. microsorum pteropus -. microsorum pteropus "windelov" -. microsorum pteropus "narrow leaves" -. microsorum lexus -. anubias barteri -. anubias barteri var nana -. christmass moss -. aponogeton undulatus -. nuphar japonica -. alternanthera reineckii "lilcina" -. alternanthera reineckii "rosaefolia" -. ammania sp. -. eleocharis parvula -. cryptocoryne becketii -. cryptocoryne wilisii -. cryptocoryne wendtii "brown" -. cryptocoryne wendtii "green" -. cryptocoryne cilliata -. cryptocoryne pontederifolia -. cryptocoryne balansae -. echinodorus tennelus -. echinodorus uruguayensis -. echinodorus bleheri -. echinodorus radicans -. echinodorus maior -. echinodorus amazonicus -. echinodorus x rubin -. echinodorus rose -. echinodorus ozelot -. nymphaea lotus "zenkeri red" -. pellia endiviaefolia -. bacopa caroliniana -. bolbitis heudelotii -. ludwigia arcuata -. mayaca fluviatilis -. rotala rotundifolia -. rotala macrandra -. ludwigia peruensis -. rotala walichii -. hygrophila difformis -. valisneria spiralis -. valisneria americana var biwaensis -. blyxa aubertii -. blyxa japonica -. cyperus helferi -. lysimachia nummularia -. sagitaria subulata -. eusteralis stellata
Fish/Animals sae, harlequin rasbora, pristela, white cloud mountain minnow, discus, ottocinclus, taiwan shrimp, puffer fish, black neon tetra.
Couple of driftwoods, tied up with various kinds of java fern. I'm just using silica sand as my substrate, mix with dennerle, and aquabasis from jbl. Sometimes I inject those Jobe's spike into substrate.