Entry #37: 284L Aquatic Garden: 75G Aquascape A
Ghazanfar Ghori, Ashburn VA USA | E-mail: ghori at ghori.net | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

This aquarist has clearly made an effort to produce a nice sloping aquascape with good use of different colors and textures. Unfortunately, the visible equipment detracts from the overall impression. The plant in the back right has been trimmed back hard, and has not recovered yet. It looks like it just got a crew cut! The lone piece of Ludwigia left standing behind this agan attracts the eye to this "problem corner". This is a case where one poorly presented corner of the tank becomes the "focal point" in spite of the fact that the rest of the tank is quite nice. I'm sure this tank looks better at other times. You need to get out your camera at just the right moment next time!


The arrangement seemed off balance with the sparse right side and too much backdrop showing.


The tank has some beautiful stands of plants with a very striking group of Cryptocoryne wendtii. Some of the groups of plants need to be shaped a little more and the wendtii could be better on the right side of the tank towards the middle. I don't really like the slope in the fron and would like to see this tank again with a completed foreground.


Aquascape Details

Tank Size 122 x 46 x 46 cm (48 x 18 x 18 in)
Volume 284L (75 gallons)
Background Painted black
Lighting 110W Compact Flourecent + 80Watts NO
Filtration Ehiem 2026
Pressurised CO2
Title 75G Aquascape A
Plants Crypt. balensae, Crypt. spiralis, Crypt. wendtii, mayaca fluvatilis, Eustralis stellata, ludwigia mullertii, glossostigma eliantoides, Echinodorus tennelus, Ammania gracilis, Heteranthera zosterfolia, rotala rotundafolia sp. green, Anubias barteri, rotala rotundafolia
Fish/Animals Coen river Trifasciata, Siamese algae eaters, Emeerald rainbow
Substrate: Seachem flourite Other materials used: petrified rock, stump shaped driftwood