Entry #46: 72L Aquatic Garden: Axelrodi's Garden
Rafael Fonseca, Maceió Alagoas Brazil | E-mail: rafaellfonseca at uol.com.br
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Awards and Judge Comments

A pleasant, healthy tank, but lacks a clear focal point and definition. An obvious happy home for this group of cardinals though!


The foreground was too dense for my tastes. The single Ludwigia seemed out of place.


Very nice healthy tank! The plant growth is lush and beautiful. I'd like to see this tank heavily pruned so that the driftwood can be exposed with the java moss. Also, growing out the L. grandulosa from a couple of stems to a group will dramatically improve the impact of the tank. Nicely done.


Aquascape Details

Tank Size 60 x 30 x 40 cm (24 x 12 x 16 in)
Volume 72L (19 gallons)
Background Black card.
Lighting 1 OSRAM HQI TS-D 75W 5200K.
Filtration 1 Millennium 2000.
DIY yeast CO2 injection, one bubble per second.
Title Axelrodi's Garden
Plants 1.Vesicularia dubyana, 2.Glossostigma elatinoides, 3.Microsorum pteropus 'Windeløv', 4.Cryptocoryne wendtii, 5.Rotala macrandra, 6.Heteranthera zosterifolia "narrow leaves", 7.Rotala wallichii, 8.Ludwigia inclinata, 9.Ludwigia glandulosa, 10.Aponogeton crispus, 11.Ludwigia arcuata, 12.Aponogeton undulatus, 13.Heteranthera zosterifolia "broad leaves", 14.Hygrophila difformis.
Fish/Animals 19 Paracheirodon axelrodi and 9 Otocinclus affinis.
Fine sand, Laterite and Humus in the substrate. Driftwood as anchor for Vesicularia dubyana and Microsorum pteropus 'Windeløv'.