#14: 28L Aquatic Garden: Moos Matrix
Oliver Knott, Graben-Neudorf Germany | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

I love this aquascape! The aquarist has done an excellent job utilizing the hardscape, using the bow shape for the maximum effect. Overall the plants look very healthy and well tended. It's hard to keep moss in check and the aquarist has done it well. The substrate is even nice and clean. Unfortunately C. crispulata v. balansae gets rather large so points were lost on viability. Another great tank!

Phil Edwards

The use of Java moss is beautiful in this tank, and the edging of white gravel is eye catching. Unfortunately, this is destined to be a short-term tank. Cryptocoryne crispatula will quickly out-grow such a small tank, and the roots and runners they send out will quickly take over in such a small space.

Karen Randall

It is a good layout. Moss should be pruned more frequently, so that leaf density is greater.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
30 x 28 x 30 cm (12 x 11 x 12 in)
28L (7 gallons)
no / black filter background
1 x 11 Watt (compact light)
Background filtersytem in the tank
Additional Information
PH: 7.00, KH: 5-6, no Fertilizer, no CO², only 30% waterchange every 3 days
Moos Matrix
(1) Vesicularia dubyana, (2) Cyptocoryne crispatula 'balansae'
Tanichthys albonubes, Otocinclus affinis, Crossocheilus siamensis, Caridina japonica
fertilizer substrate: fertilized sand (JBL), bottom / ground: river soil, stones: "Dragonstone" (Asia)