#150: 363L Aquatic Garden: Fallen
James Hoftiezer, Moore SC USA | E-mail: JamesHoftiezer at Charter.Net | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

This aquascape seems haphazard. All of the plants look healthy and seem to be growing well. The similar texture, color, and uniform height of the background stemplants takes away from an otherwise decent aquascape. The Echinodorus in the midground would be better placed in the rear to allow more room to grow. Also, the space in the foreground gives the impression of incompleteness.

Phil Edwards

It is a beautiful layout, but the background arrangement does not look nice. Open space in the foreground should be filled with the plants.

Takashi Amano

Pretty tank, healthy and carefully tended. You need a clearer focus to your design, however. While I love red plants, there comes a time when more is not better. Between the red gravel, red driftwood and intermingled red plants, the red ceases to be an accent, and is a little overwhelming. Think of red as the "flowers" in your garden.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
91 x 61 x 64 cm (36 x 24 x 25 in)
363L (96 gallons)
330w, 4x55w 6400K, 2x55w 9375K
Eheim 2028, 2128
Additional Information
Flourite substrate, CO2 injection
Ammannia.gracalis Didiplis.diandre Echinodorus 'Rubin' Echinodorus.tennelus (Sword, Narrow Leaf Chain) Eleocharis parvulus(Hair grass) Glososistigma.elatinoides Lobelia.cardinalis (dwarf form) Ludwigia.Arcuata (Needle) Ludwigia.repens x."Palustris" (Red) Nymphaea.glandulifera Rotala.Rotundifolia, Indica Sagittaria.Subulata
Melanoaenia Batanta Island RainbowFish Clown Loach Clown Pleco Otto Rasbora Het SAE
Two pieces of cork, a single piece of grapewood