Entry #102: 113L Aquatic Garden: Under the Pale Moonlight
Tony Gomez, Irvine CA USA | E-mail: beyond_gomer at hotmail.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

Third Place

This is one of my favorite styles of aquascaping. The algae covered wood and creeping fore and midground plants invoke the feeling of an ancient forest. Great placement of the wood! I like the use of algae on the wood vs. moss or riccia, although I'm concerned for the long term impact it will have. The tank's a bit young in the photo but I bet the aquarium is stunning now, a few months after the submission date.

Phil Edwards

The mood set by this layout exudes tranquility and the driftwood arrangement is dramatic. The use of Cladophora on the wood adds a very natural effect. Well done!

Ricky Cain

Eyecatching and unusual aquascape. It certainly has a night-time, almost "creepy" atmosphere about it. I like your use of Cladophora.

Karen Randall

Driftwood arrangement and plants in the foreground was excellent. The moss on the driftwood was good?!

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 51 x 46 x 51 cm (20 x 18 x 20 in)
Volume 113L (30 gallons)
Background poster board
Lighting 2x36 AH
Filtration Filstar XP1
pressurized CO2, DIY inline reactor, DIY ferts
Title Under the Pale Moonlight
Plants Cryptocoryne lucens, Cryptocoryne retrospiralis, Marsilea minuta, Anubias nana, Cladophora sp.
Fish/Animals Rasbora dorsiocellata, Trichopsis pumilus, Crossocheilus siamensis, Otocinclus affinis, Caridina japonica, Neocaridina denticulata
Bog wood, Eco complete