Entry #101: 208L Aquatic Garden: Sunrise Shadows
Roger Miller, Albuquerque NM USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

I like this aquascape, it's very well done for a 55g. With all the other plants being in relatively large groupings, the small and very vertical Saururus looks out of place. Replacing it with Anubias would give a similar feel with greater ability for front to back manipulation. It seems as though the Limnophila was a last minute addition. Filling in a larger area with it will help give it a more purposeful impression. The grass could also have used some time to fill in more. Overall though, excellent use of a 55g aquarium, they're not easy to work with.

Phil Edwards

Attractive tank with a pleasing aquascape. Your foreground needed a little more time to grow in, however. Some of the growth tips seem to be stunting a bit.

Karen Randall

The stemmed plants were used in the foreground.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 122 x 33 x 46 cm (48 x 13 x 18 in)
Volume 208L (55 gallons)
Background black paint
Lighting 4X32 watt t8
Filtration cannister filter and micron cartridge. Both removed for the photo.
Additional
Information
The tank has been set up since 1989. The aquascape is relatively new.
Title Sunrise Shadows
Plants Didiplis diandra Echinodorus bolivianus Saururus cernuus Cyperus helferi Limnophila aromatica Eleocharis parvulus
Fish/Animals Mesonata festivum (1) Hemigrammus rhodostomus (8) Crossocheilus siamensis (2) Otocinculs affinis (2)
Decorative
Materials
natural stone