#62: 151L Aquatic Garden
Robert Y. C. Lau, Honolulu Hawaii USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

What a neat way to show off the colored Guppies! The aquascape has an almost amphitheater like quality to it that helps focus the attention on the fish. It's a double edged sword though, the plants are so well tended that they're monotonous. The wall effect created by the Rotala is novel at first, but it is too strong and the bluff wall effect quickly causes the view to lose interest. Even so, I envy an aquarist who can keep Riccia that neat. Good use of that plant.

Phil Edwards

I like the feeling of a little enclosed "cove" that this tank gives. I am less fond of all the funky colored fish.

Karen Randall

The use of Riccia and plant combination does not look good.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 33 x 43 cm (48 x 13 x 17 in)
Volume
151L (40 gallons)
Background
Black background
Lighting
Jalli 55W x4 Compact Fluorescent Strip Lights, w/65 watt bulbs 12 hours/day.
Filtration
Fluval 404, Fluval 204, Aquaclear 500, Coralife Turbo-Twist UV.
Additional Information
Water Change 80% per week, CO2 supply 4 bubbles/second
Plants
Rotala rotundifolia, Riccia, Anubias nana, Java fern, Java moss, Cryptocoryne wendtii v. brown, C. wendtii v. striped, Hygrophila corymbosa, V. siamensis broadleaf, Crinum calamistratum, Crinum natans, Heterandreia zosterifolia, Cladophora "Tribbles", Nymphoides aquatica
Fish/Animals
Guppy, Albino dory, Gold Ram, Zebra Pleco, Cory similis, Cory gossei, Dwarf Honey Fire Gourami, Leopard pleco L114, Whiptailed Catfish, Koi Sword Tail
Materials
Flourite Substrate, Decorative Malaysian Driftwood