#61: 54L Aquatic Garden: Anão Vibrante
André Daniel Nóbrega, Lisboa Algueirão Portugal | E-mail: taslixado at hotmail.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

Honorable Mention

Good use of large groupings in this design! I particularly like the Stargrass. The aquarist has done a good job of tending it. The bright red of the A. reineckii draws the eye so strongly to it that it keeps the eye from enjoying the entire composition. One or two strong red/orange plants elsewhere in the aquascape would help give contrast and create tension to draw the viewer's attention around the entire design.

Phil Edwards

Vibrant is a very good description for this aquarium. The different leaf textures and the mixture of plant species complement each other well.

Ricky Cain

Very pretty tank. The siamensis, however, will get very large for a tank of this size, and will be hard to remove when they do!

Karen Randall

The composition looks nice, but the foreground plants is not pruned well.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
60 x 30 x 30 cm (24 x 12 x 12 in)
54L (14 gallons)
Black paper
70W HQI, 4200K
External filter, with perlon, 700l/h
Additional Information
Fertilization with DIY liquid fertilizator
Anão Vibrante
Eusteralis stellata, Heteranthera zosterifolia, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Hygrophila difformis, Alternanthera sp., Glossostigma elatinoides, Fontinalis sp., Criptocoryne wendtii "brown", Echinodorus tennelus, Microsorum pteropus "widelov"
7 Paracheiradon innesi, 3 Crossocheilus siamensis, 3 Caridina japonica
Substrate: Fine gravel Decorative material: Drift wood, with Microsorum pteropus "widelov", and Fontinalis sp.