Entry #73: 2079L Aquatic Garden: Symphysodon Abstracta
Jeffrey Senske, Houston TX USA | E-mail: jsenske at aquariumdesigngroup.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Second Place

An impressive lay out in such a big aquarium. A lot of beautiful effects in the composition, however the many different Discus disturb the balance.

Ole

Very impressive display, especially considering the size of the tank, and that it must be viewed from both sides. The aquascape has a nice flow to it, but I'd like it a bit better without the "top knot" of Java fern at the top of the tank. I'm also not fond of the garish discus

Karen

Interesting and dynamic arrangement for such a large tank.

George

Nice looking tank with some very robust growth of the crypts and ferns. Some of the clumps of Cryptocoryne could be pruned out a little, but at their size, it doesn't detract from the tank. I like the C. balansae and retrospiralis interspersed amongst the ferns. Get rid of the red Discus though. They distract the eye from the tank.

Bailin

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 244 x 91 x 94 cm (96 x 36 x 37 in)
Volume 2079L (550 gallons)
Background n/a
Lighting 3x175 watt metal halide, 2x160 watt VHO flourescent (845 watts total)
Filtration wet/dry trickle, 2-2260 Eheim canister
Additional
Information
Discus are thriving - frequent spawns for past 6 months. This tank is view from all four sides, but especially two main sides (room divider!).
Title Symphysodon Abstracta
Plants Anubias nana, A. barteri, Cyperus helferi, Cryptocoryne wendtii Green, C. walkeri, C. retrospiralis, C. balansae, Blyxa aubertii, Hygrophila augustifolia, C. ponterderifolia, Microsorum sp. Narrow Leaf, Microsorum "Windelov"
Fish/Animals Cardinal Tetra, Rummy Nose Tetra, Asst. Discus varieties, Otocinclus catfish, Algae-eating shrimp
Decorative
Materials
Large pcs. Driftwood, "Lace" Rock, Natural Gravel, Flourite, Laterite, Terra-Lit