Entry #2: 174L Aquatic Garden: Angels Oasis
Roy H. Deki, Chandler AZ USA | E-mail: rbedeki at cs.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

Honorable Mention

What a vibrant aquarium! Everything looks healthy and well growing. The large bunch of similarly shaped and colored plants is overly strong. Replacing one of the species with larger leaved plant would tie the two sides of the aquascape together better. Another Crypt species or a plant with strong horizontal traits such as Ammania or Nesea might be good alternatives.

Phil Edwards

What is there to say... simply a beautiful tank!

Karen Randall

It is a triangular composition. The layout could have looked better if large leaf plants were used in the left side, and small leaf plants in the right. Cryptocoryne may destroy the balance.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 91 x 41 x 56 cm (36 x 16 x 22 in)
Volume 174L (46 gallons)
Background Black paint
Lighting 175 watts power compact
Filtration Fluval 404 canister
Pressurized co2 @ 2bps, Plant Guild product power reactor, Seachem's Plant Tabs and Yamato Green once a week.
Title Angels Oasis
Plants Rotala rotundafolia, Rotala magenta, Eusteralis stelatta, Croyt wendtii green, Crypt wendtii red, Anubias nana, Vesicularia dubyana, Crypt willisi "lucens", Hetheranthera zoterifolia, Micranthemum micranthemoides, Microsorium pteropus, Nymphea maculeta, Eleocharis acicularis, Glossostigma elantinoides.
Fish/Animals Pterophyllum scalaresp "Gold", Crossocheilus siamensis, Otocinclus affinis, Capoeta titteye, Paracheirodon axelrodi, Microgeophagus altispinosa, Corydoras sp bronze
Malaysian driftwood, Lava rock, Seachem's Onyx black sand and play sand mix 50-50