#114: 378L Aquatic Garden: New York
Wu Xiao, Keller TX USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

New York is right! This aquascape is bustling and vibrant, just like its namesake. It also seems to be the hogepodge and mixing pot that New York is. The Riccia is too strong and could use some trimming to bring it into balance with the rest of the plants. The Vallisneria is out of place and should really be used in the back of the tank or not at all. Also, trim back that Rotala on the right. It's a beautiful plant when growing in large bunches like it is, but the shadow created in front of it is a dead spot in the otherwise bright aquascape.

Phil Edwards

The use of soft image plants was good. It may be difficult to keep Angel fish in this layout.

Takashi Amano

Another nice, healthy tank. Riccia is pretty, but it looks like it is getting ahead of you a bit here! It gives the impression that it is starting to engulf the rest of the aquascape. The big black shadows under the Rotala on the left side of the tank are distracting. See if you can include some hard scape material, or slower growing plants in front of them to hide the shadowy bottoms of the stems.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
152 x 46 x 46 cm (60 x 18 x 18 in)
Volume
378L (100 gallons)
Lighting
4*80 watt GE starcoat T5 6500K + Sunlight tek reflectors
Filtration
Micron filter only.
Additional Information
PMDD, Seachem Flourish, EDTA Iron etc. Pressurized inline co2 system.
Title
New York
Plants
Glossostigma elatinoides, Riccia fluitans, Alternanthera roseafolia, Vallisneria gigantea, rotala indica, Ludwigia arcuata, Bacopa coro, Rotala green, Micranthemum umbrosum, Micranthemum micranthemoides, Eleocharis acicularis, Limnophila aquatica.
Fish/Animals
Rasbora Heteromorpha, Paracheirodon innesi, Paracheirodon axelrodi, Pterophyllum scalare.
Materials
30 lbs of red rocks + 1 driftwood