#140: 219L Aquatic Garden
Steve Fisher, pearland tx US | E-mail: srfpt1 at hotmail.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

I'm reminded of a disturbed lot looking at this aquascape. There's a strong impression of a rusty car sitting in a field of grass and weeds. The petrified wood is too linear and blocky. Rearranging them in a group somewhat at a tilt will help fix that. Likewise, the background is too bare and could use some stemplants or tall plant such as Cryptocoryne crispulata v. balansae to add hight interest to the aquascape.

Phil Edwards

It is too simple. More stemmed plants in the background are necessary.

Takashi Amano

This tank has the beginnings of a good layout. The hardscape structure is quite nice, as the placement of Bolbitis and Java fern. I like the fish chosen, and both the plants and fish appear to be in good health. However, the Eleocharis vivipara in back definitely gives the tank the impression of having a "bad hair day". If you are going to leave large sections of the tank empty, they must be impeccably clean, and avoid seeing the wall though the tank. As it is, it simply looks unfinished.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
91 x 47 x 50 cm (36 x 19 x 20 in)
Volume
219L (58 gallons)
Lighting
4 36w power compact
Filtration
eheim canister
Plants
Echinodorus tennellus, Eleocharis sp, narrow leaf java fern, bolbitus, christmas moss
Fish/Animals
Blue Ram, Glo-light tetra, otocinclus, amano shrimp
Materials
petrified wood