#125: 38L Aquatic Garden
Sarah Wolfe, Lansing MI USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

Good use of a Nano Cube. I like the aquarists use of common species but the aquarium seems immature yet. A few more months of growth would increase the strength of the design. Care should be taken to keep the moss short to avoid overpowering the foreground and blocking out the background. Also, use of a smaller foreground species such as Glossostigma or Marsilea between the bunches of Saggitaria in the foreground will help give a stronger feeling of depth.

Phil Edwards

Nice little tank, clean and well-maintained. The Nymphaea will get too big, but at least it is in a position where it can be easily removed when the time comes.

Karen Randall

The composition is good, but the curved front glass made the layout distorted. Nymphaea grows too big, and is not suitable for the small aquarium.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
38 x 33 x 33 cm (15 x 13 x 13 in)
Volume
38L (10 gallons)
Lighting
24 Watt PC, 6500 Kelvin
Filtration
Nanocubes come with a variable speed powerhead that helps pull water through a series of sponges and bio balls in the back of the tank.
Plants
Sagittaria subulata, Ludwigia repens, Vesicularia dubyana, Nymphaea sp.
Fish/Animals
Rasbora borapetensis, Betta splendens
Materials
Two pieces of driftwood, Flourite substrate