Entry #156: 174L Aquatic Garden: A Little Jungle
Adam Hefel, Derby Kansas USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

This aquascape looks a great deal like a wetland I visited recently. The lacy texture of the hairgrass contrasts well with the Echinodorus and driftwood. It could use some more time to fill in and a little trimming to get rid of the untamed look. Twenty inches often seems like a good height for an aquarium, but those swords are going to outgrow it in short order. Also, please remove any equipment and try to get the haze out of the water prior to photographing.

Phil Edwards

You get a pat on the back for entering, and you have some fish that people would kill for. But you need to do a little rearranging. At this point, you have a fish tank with plant. You need to have a clear design focus, hide all that equipment, and get the haze out of the water before taking pictures.

Karen Randall

Foreground does not look good. Plant condition does not look nice.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 91 x 30 x 51 cm (36 x 12 x 20 in)
Volume 174L (46 gallons)
Lighting 96 watts Compact Fluorescent
Filtration Cannister filter
Additional
Information
The clump of Riccia on the top is for breeding the Croaking Gouramis.
Title A Little Jungle
Plants Red rubin swords, dwarf hairgrass, amazon swords, Riccia fluitans, Cyperus helferi, Java fern
Fish/Animals Peacock gudgeon, Milleniu Raimbows, Climbing Perch, Croaking Gourami, Bosemani Rainbowfish, White Striped Tetra, Bleeding Heart Tetra, Diamond Tetra, Red Irias Rainbowfish
Decorative
Materials
Driftwood