Entry #139: 140L Aquatic Garden: Aqua Folly
Ken Rogers, Atlanta GA USA | E-mail: kfarrowatl at aol.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

I wouldn't call this a folly at all. There is room for improvement, but there is always room for improvement regardless of the designer. The plants chosen are very good for using up the large vertical space of this aquarium. They would provide a stronger statement and give more unity to the aquarium in larger groups with more discreet boundaries. That bunch of Hygrophila is a perfect example. Have fun and experiment with different shapes and sizes of planting groups.

Phil Edwards

Nice healthy tank, but it is a bit unbalanced. Some of the plants on the right have been carefully trimmed, while the stem plants on the left are mixed in with the C. retrospiralis and have become leggy and unattractive.

Karen Randall

The layout is too simple. The aquarium does not look big. I think driftwood and stones should be used.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 76 x 30 x 51 cm (30 x 12 x 20 in)
Volume 140L (37 gallons)
Background Black film
Lighting 65 watt, 6700K compact fluorescent @ 10 hrs/day.
Filtration Eclipse 3
Additional
Information
DIY yeast CO2 addition, 30% water change weekly. Supplements: Flourish Excel, Flourish Potassium, Flourish Iron & Flourish Comprehensive.
Title Aqua Folly
Plants Sagittaria subulata, Bacopa caroliniana, Cryptocoryne retrospiralis, Nyphaea stellata, Echinodorus tennellus, Vallisneria spiralis “striped”, Vallisneria americana, Lobelia cardinalis, Anubias barteri v. nana, Ludwigia repens “narrow leaf”, Hygrophila polysperma, Microsorium pteropus, Hygrophila polysperma v. “Tropical Sunset”, Rotala rotundifolia, Cryptocoryne crispatula, Cryptocoryne undulatus.
Fish/Animals Crossocheilos siamensis, Hemigrammus bleheri, Otocinclus affinis, Caridina japonica, Corydoras reticulates, Rhinogobius wui.
Decorative
Materials
Eco-Complete substrate, river rocks, driftwood.