Entry #42: 76L Aquatic Garden: Dabba Java
Rod Stewart, Bedford Nova Scotia Canada | E-mail: rcstewart at hfx.eastlink.ca
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Awards and Judge Comments

Nice healthy "beginner" type tank. The water sprite looks like an afterthought, however, and will quickly swamp the other plants.

Karen Randall

This aquarium reminds me of my very first planted aquarium. It's hard to go wrong with the species of fish and plants chosen for this aquarium and it looks as though this one is no exception. The brightness of the Watersprite looks out of place and draws the eye more to the front of the tank than the back. Using it as a background plant or as a floater might help.

Phil Edwards

Composition is too rough.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 61 x 30 x 41 cm (24 x 12 x 16 in)
Volume 76L (20 gallons)
Background root background scene
Lighting 2 of 20 watt NO fluorescents
Filtration None,small powerhead for circulation
A very simple beginner's tank with easy to grow plants.I fertilize the grass with a root tab once a month.
Title Dabba Java
Plants Java Fern,Java Moss,Vallisneria,Water Sprite
Fish/Animals 6 Rosy Barbs,1 oto algae eater
Pea gravel,few cobbles for terracing,driftwood