Entry #53: 270L Aquatic Garden: Cranes Park
Andrew Ward, Surbiton Surrey UK
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Awards and Judge Comments

In spite of a kind of hodge-podge of both plant and fish species, this tank makes rather a strong first impression because of the nice use of driftwood. A quick and immediate improvement would be to get rid of all the roots hanging from the Limnobium.


Very interesting arrangement. This should improve a lot with more plant growth.


What an incredible piece of driftwood! With the addition of some more Anubias, this tank has a lot of potential. Some of the species of plants that are meant to act as centerpieces actually detract from the aquascaping. Also, if I'm not mistaken, I think the palm like plant in the back is not a true aquatic plant.


Aquascape Details

Tank Size 122 x 46 x 61 cm (48 x 18 x 24 in)
Volume 270L (71 gallons)
Background Black
Lighting Flora Glow and Aqua glow 42
Filtration Eheim 2026, Efi Mech and Efi Substrat
Dutch CO2 producing metal plate thingy. Rena Cor heating cable
Title Cranes Park
Plants Chamaedrea, Cryptocorin Nevelli, Hottonia, Echinodorous Osiris, Nuphar Japonica, Microsorium Pteropus, Anubias Barteri nana, Cryptocorin Wendtii, Anubias Barteri, Echinodorous Bleheri, Nymphaea Lotus, Limnobium, Vesicular Dubyana, Cryptocorin Diversen.
Fish/Animals Neons, Danios, Dwarf Gouramis, Corydoras Julii, Corydoras Sterbai, Corydoras Adolfoi, Corydoras Paleatus, Corydoras Metae, Corydoras Kenei, Hoplosternum, Whiptail and 3 Plecs.
Lime bearing pea gravel, laterite, driftwood.