Entry #3: 980L Aquatic Garden
Peter Nyman, Linkoping Sweden | E-mail: petny at hotmail.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

One of the most common traps of aquascaping a large aquarium is underestimating the space inside the box and not planting large enough groups. All the many plants in here look like they're doing ok, it's just hard to tell with so many species. Large tanks deserve to make a strong statement.

Phil Edwards

The plant arrangement looked nice. I wanted to see the whole aquarium layout for evaluation.

Takashi Amano

Very pretty, very large open-top tank. It is hard to design an execute a cohesive aquascpe on such a large scale.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 200 x 70 x 70 cm (79 x 28 x 28 in)
Volume 980L (259 gallons)
Background Black plastic sheet.
Lighting 2 x 250 W MH + 4x9 W + 2x30 W fluorescents, 10 hours per day.
Filtration Eheim 2260, (1700 l/h) + Eheim Pro II 2028, (1050 l/h).
Additional
Information
Automatic addition of PMDD every second day. CO2-addition.
Plants 1, Hygrophila Corymbosa "Compact". 2, Ludwigia spec. "Cuba".3, Limnophila sessiflora.4, Rotala rotundifolia.5, Rotala Spec.6, Myriophyllum aquaticum (green).7, Hemianthus micranthoides.8, Anubias barteri "coffeefolia".9, Hemianthus callitrichoides.10, Echinodorus Cordifolius Marble Queen.11, Hygrophila polysperma.12, Hygrophila difformis.13, Echinodorus Red Flame.14, Anubias barteri var nana.15, Echinodorus Tenellus.16, Cryptocoryne beckettii "petchii".17, Eustralis Stellata.18, Echinodorus bleheri.
Fish/Animals Paracheirodon axelrodi, Siamese Algae Eater.