Entry #104: 76L Aquatic Garden: The Right Hill
Dam Nguyen, Santa Ana CA USA | E-mail: skool4life at yahoo.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

First Place

Nice attempt. I like sloping aquascapes, but in this case the slope is just a little too straight and unnatural. I like your selection of animals, however. And whether it is happenstance or by design, I very much like the soft coat of algae on the rocks.

Karen Randall

Beautiful, flowing slope! The general angle seems too straight and man-made, but the front to back growth is very nice. This is one of those aquascapes where red plants aren't entirely appropriate, given the choices of species. The thin Ludwigia detracts rather than enhances the design. Good choice of fish and invertibrates.

Phil Edwards

Catchy title for a hill on the left. Impressive crafting of the plants to form the "hill".

Ricky Cain

It is a triangular shape composition. But the use of rocks is not effective enough.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 76 x 30 x 30 cm (30 x 12 x 12 in)
Volume 76L (20 gallons)
Background Black paper
Lighting 1x55W + 2x13W PC (81W)
Filtration Penguin HOB filter.
Additional
Information
Flourite, DIY CO2, PMDD, Flourish, Flourish Iron
Title The Right Hill
Plants 1. Bacopa australis, 2. Ludwigia arcuata, 3. Glossostigma elatinoides, 4. Hemianthus micranthemoides, 5. Cryptocoryne lucens
Fish/Animals Rasbora dorsiocellata, Etheostoma fusiforme, Apistogramma trifasciata, Caridina japonica, Trichopsis pumilus