Entry #151: 38L Aquatic Garden: Enso
Kenneth Cheng, Bayside New York USA | E-mail: aquatic_bliss at yahoo.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

I think the aquarist has the right idea with this design. The left side is well done with a good choice of species to help blend the structure into the foreground. The branch on the right is overly strong for that side and puts the aquascape off balance somewhat. A nice rock would continue the slope and rounded feel created by the structure on the left.

Phil Edwards

Excellent layout execution for effect. If this were my aquarium I think I would went with a black background to produce a more mysterious and moody efect.

Ricky Cain

Very eye-catching tank, and aquascaped in a way that it should be fairly easy to maintain. I wish the aquarist had smoothed the front edge of the gravel more carefully, as the ragged edge draws the eye away from the aquascape in a jarring way.

Karen Randall

The use of driftwood is good, but the driftwood in the right is not good. It should be coming out more from the left side.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 51 x 25 x 30 cm (20 x 9.8 x 12 in)
Volume 38L (10 gallons)
Background Dark blue spray paint.
Lighting 6700k 36 watt compact fluorescent (10 hours)
Filtration 125-gph powerhead w/ prefilter and floss.
Additional
Information
No co2 or fertilization for this set-up. All natural growth.
Title Enso
Plants Vesicularia sp., Isoetes sp., Microsorium pteropus, Anubias sp "Garbon", Cryptocoryne wendtii, Echinodorus sp., Eleocharis parvula and Myriophyllum matogrossense.
Fish/Animals Rasbora espei and Caridina japonica.
Decorative
Materials
Natural gravel and cedar driftwood.