Entry #9: 2400L Aquatic Garden: Edge of the forest
Herbert Franzbäcker, Warburg NRW Germany | E-mail: info at naturaquarien.de | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Third Place

This tank suffers from the same problem as many very long tanks... It is extremely difficult to tie the entire length of the tank into a cohesive whole. The result is an aquascape that looks like two aquascapes tacked end-to-end. While the huge 'Rubin' in #35 is distracting, a couple of nice big specimen plants would relieve the "sameness" of this mass of stem plants. Still, my hat is off to ANYONE with the fortitude to maintain a tank of this size!


Wonderful selection of plants.


Impressive tank! This must be a difficult tank to maintain. Bringing out the Althernathera reinecki would catch the eye better and adding some color and differing leaf texture (round) to the left side would improve this tank dramtically. Nice tank!


Aquascape Details

Tank Size 400 x 75 x 80 cm (1.6e+02 x 30 x 31 in)
Volume 2400L (635 gallons)
Background black paint
Lighting HQI 2x400 W, HQI 3x250 W
Filtration Blockfiltration 300l
Wasserwerte: Temp 25°C; O2 8,0 mg/l; KH 2,0°dH; GH 3,0°dH; Fe 0,8 mg/l; NH4 nn; NO2 nn; NO3 2,0 mg/l; PO4 nn; PH 6,9; K 1,0 mg/l, Mn 0,8mg/l.
Title Edge of the forest
Fish/Animals Caridina japonica, Epalzeorhynchus kallopterus, Nematobrycon palmeri, Otocinclus vittatus, Corydoras blochi vittatus, Poecilia reticulata, Xiphophorus maculatus.
Laterite, Terra-lit, Flourite + Natural quartz gravel, 2-large pieces, very dense driftwood.