Entry #70: 454L Aquatic Garden: Beyond the grass
David Kaskie, Fergus Ontario Canada | E-mail: flash1 at sentex.net
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Awards and Judge Comments

Nice healthy tank, and a great home for this group of discus, but there is no clear design.


Good potential but the foreground and floating leaves seem out of proportion.


Nice healthy tank. The swordplants all look to be in great shape, although replacing one of them with a different leaf texture might add to the tank. The rubin could be moved offcenter instead of being at the back corner of the tank to give the red a greater impact in the tank. Prune the tenellus a little and remove the red discus and this tank would be outstanding!


Aquascape Details

Tank Size 152 x 46 x 61 cm (60 x 18 x 24 in)
Volume 454L (120 gallons)
Background Black bristol board
Lighting 6 each 110W VHO URI Flourescents 12hr/day
Filtration 1 Eheim 2217, RO system 35GPD driping in 5+days/week with a homemade overflow draining to the basement, a few handfulls of crushed coral in the Eheim filter to help balance the hardness and PH etc.
Use Seachem Iron and Potassium about every two weeks or when it looks like it needs it. CO2 using a needle valve and small powerhead 24hrs/day. Pictures taken with a Panasonic digital Video camera PV-DV-702D-K
Title Beyond the grass
Plants Echindorus Tenellus, Cryptocoryne Parva, Anubias barteri var.nana, Echindorus Bleheri, Echindorus Rubin, Echindorus Ozelot, Crinum Natans, Nymphaea, Vallisneria, Crypocorne Wendtii
Fish/Animals 7 Discus, 3 Cardinals,2 Rummy nose, 1 Siamensis, 3 Lemon tetras
About 3-4 inches of Quartz Gravel mixed with some laterite and Flourite red. The laterite and flourite red were added over time.