Entry #146: 650L Aquatic Garden: Java Jungle
Nicholas Chung, Singapore Singapore
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Awards and Judge Comments

Beautiful Crypt dominated aquarium! They can be a hard genus to work with when used as the main type of plant in an aquascape, good job. The healthy, large stands of plants indicates to me that the aquarist also takes good care to maintain a healthy and stable environment which deserves notice.

Phil Edwards

Cryptocoryne and ferns were used very effectively. Left side background was weak. Microsorum sp. is too big.

Takashi Amano

Your tank is attractive and well-grown. I like the way your "moss wall" sets off the plants in front of it. It is too bad that at the time you took your pictures, the water appears to have been a bit cloudy. The algae between the glass and the gravel is also unappealing and detracts from the presentation

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 180 x 60 x 60 cm (71 x 24 x 24 in)
Volume 650L (172 gallons)
Background black foam with Christmas moss
Lighting 2x150W MH
Filtration 2xEheim 2028
Title Java Jungle
Plants Cryptocoryne cordata, Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae, Cryptocoryne wendtii, Anubias barteri var. nana, Miscrosorum pteropus, Echinodorus tenellus, 'Christmas' moss, Blyxa japonica
Fish/Animals Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma, Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, Paracheirodon axelrodi, Crossocheilus saimensis, Malayan shrimps, Sturisoma nigrirostrum, Rasbora heteromorpha
driftwood, Lapis sand substrate with JBL Base Fert.