Entry #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)
Volume 54L (14 gallons)
Background Black paper
Lighting 70W HQI, 4200K
Filtration External filter, with perlon, 700l/h
Fertilization with DIY liquid fertilizator
Title Anão Vibrante
Plants Eusteralis stellata, Heteranthera zosterifolia, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Hygrophila difformis, Alternanthera sp., Glossostigma elatinoides, Fontinalis sp., Criptocoryne wendtii "brown", Echinodorus tennelus, Microsorum pteropus "widelov"
Fish/Animals 7 Paracheiradon innesi, 3 Crossocheilus siamensis, 3 Caridina japonica
Substrate: Fine gravel Decorative material: Drift wood, with Microsorum pteropus "widelov", and Fontinalis sp.