#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)
Materials
natural stone