Entry #36: 112L Aquatic Garden: Capibaribe's Sunset.
Enrico Monteiro, Recife PE Brazil | E-mail: enricomonteiro at hotmail.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

Honorable Mention

The open space within the composition gives a good effect. A bit more colour contrast would have been ideal


This is a great example of a tank with excellent basic structure. However it would have shown better if the stem plants in the back had been allowed to mature and fill out before the photo was taken.


Way too much fuzzy texture. It needs other plants to balance it.


Very nice layout for this tank. The java moss lends a softness that mimics some scenes in nature. I'm not a big fan of the Glosso in the front of the tank and would like to see the tank with the hairgrass completely filled in. The Hygrophila and Ludwigia filled in a bit more. Nice tank.


Aquascape Details

Tank Size 70 x 40 x 40 cm (28 x 16 x 16 in)
Volume 112L (30 gallons)
Background Light-Blue Cart.
Lighting 6x18 watts Osram Daylight 6100K fluorescent bulbs.
Filtration 1 Supreme Aquamaster 100.
Substrate: Laterite, processed earthworm castings (using Mr. Vladimir Simoes Method), and 3 to 4cm of fine gravel over all. No liquid fertilization, only weekly water changes of 50%. DIY CO2 method.
Title Capibaribe's Sunset.
Plants Cryptocorine wendtii 'Brown', Eleocharis minima, Glossostigma elatinoides, Hygrophila polysperma, Ludwigia arcuata, Ludwigia sp. 'Pantanal',Microsorum pteropus, Microsorum 'Narrow', Vallisneria americana, Vesicularia dubyana.
Fish/Animals 25 Serpae Tetras.
Various rocks with Java Moss and 3 pieces of driftwood with Java Moss too.