Entry #110: 113L Aquatic Garden: "Vacant Lot"
Cheryl Rogers, Oak Point TX USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

I can tell the aquarist has put a good deal of thought into the design of this aquascape. The Glossostigma and Echinodorus foreground is beautiful! The aquarist has captured it at just the right moment. The right side is weak and can't stand up to the bold Echinodorus on the left. Larger groupings of the plants on the right would help give it strength and balance it out agaist the right.

Phil Edwards

Very good plant growth and health. The layout just needs some fine tuning to make its impression more crisp. A good design in need of some minor changes that would increase the visual impact in a large fashion.

Ricky Cain

Pretty, carefully tended tank with a bit of a "wild" look that makes it feel like it is part of the family rather than just a decoration. I'm glad we can't see much of the store-bought "background"... I'm sure it would detract.

Karen Randall

Echinodorus in the middle ground looks nice. But the plants in the background are not strong enough. Echinodorus may grow too big.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 75 x 32 x 46 cm (30 x 13 x 18 in)
Volume 113L (30 gallons)
Background Store-bought "River Bank" picture
Lighting 2 x 55-w CF from AH Supply. 1 6500K, 1 5000K.
Filtration Eheim 2213
Additional
Information
UV sterilizer, CO2 injected.
Title "Vacant Lot"
Plants Glossostigma elatinoides, Echinodorus bolivianus, Echinodorus bleheri, Echinodorus cordifolius, Echinodorus "Rubin", Eusteralis stellata, Limnophilia aquatica, Phyllanthus fluitans, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Micranthemum umbrosum, Lobelia cardinalis, Eleocharis vivipara?, Nymphaea lotus
Fish/Animals Pristella maxillaris, Hyphessobrycon bentosi rosaceus, Nannostomus trifasciatus, Otocinclus affinis, Corydorus aeneus, Apistogramma macmasteri, Crossocheilus siamensis
Decorative
Materials
Half gravel and half Flourite, rocks from Tim C. @ DFWAPC.