#143: 144L Aquatic Garden: Triangle Garden
Sven Oppalfens, Brugge //// BELGIUM | E-mail: svennovitch.aqua at tiscali.be
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Awards and Judge Comments

Good looking tank! The slope is excecuted well both side to side and front to back. That can be a difficult thing to achieve. The foreground is a little sparse and the high number of plants in the main slope lack a cohesive feeling. Still, it's a very pleasing aquarium to look at.

Phil Edwards

Very pretty design, and nice choice of plants. I wish the foreground had grown in a little denser before you took the photos, but your dwarf gourami did his job by being front and center at photo time! If you are going to show so much of the back glass, it is important to make sure it is clean before taking the photo. We can see too many water marks.

Karen Randall

Triangular composition looks nice. It could be better with the use of ferns in the middle ground.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
90 x 40 x 40 cm (35 x 16 x 16 in)
144L (38 gallons)
Black drawing paper hung on back of tank
2 Philips TLD 865 30 W - daylight, 1 Sylvania Aquastar 10.000K 30W, total 90W
Eheim Compact pomp 1000
Additional Information
* Pressurised CO2 with JBL regulator, JBL needle valve, JBL magnetic valve and DIY External CO2 reactor

* Plain aquarium gravel with a mix of JBL Aquabasis, peat, sand and a little clay underneath it

* 30-40% water change weekly

* Fertilization: a mix of trace, KNO3, KSO4, KCl, KH2PO4 and MgSO4.7H2O
Triangle Garden
1) Echinodorus tenellus 'micro' with Cryptocoryne nevillii,2) Echinodorus tenellus 'micro' with Cryptocoryne x willisii, 3) Vesicularia sp. 'Christmas', 4) Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Tropica', 5) Potamogeton gayi, 6) Tonina fluviatilis, 7) Rotala rotundifolia, 8) Mayaca fluviatilis, 9) Cyperus helferi, 10) Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov', 11) Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow', 12) Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite', 13) Bolbitis heudelotii, 14) Cryptocoryne crispatula var. retrospiralis, 15) Lobelia cardinalis 'Petite'
Fish: 3 Colisa lalia (2 male, 1 female), 20 Trigonostigma hengeli, 10 Rasbora vaterifloris, little fry (Platy sunset wagtail)

Algae crew: 5 SAE, 10 Caridina japonica, 3 black mollies, 3 Ottocinclus
4 pieces of driftwood