Entry #63: 200L Aquatic Garden
Jiří Panáček, Bruntál Czech republic
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Awards and Judge Comments

This tank has a lacy, ethereal look that I like. Unfortunately, the design becomes weak on the left end of the tank. Replant that corner, and this tank would do very well indeed.

Karen Randall

There is no middle ground plant. Stones and driftwood are necessary.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 100 x 40 x 50 cm (39 x 16 x 20 in)
Volume 200L (53 gallons)
Background dark-blue wallpaper
Lighting 3x 30W fluorescent lamp Osram Lumilux ECO cool white 30W/21 – 840 + reflector
Filtration External filter Eheim classic 2213, filter medium (from bottom of cannister to top) – ehfimech, coarse filter pad, ehfisubstrat, fine filter pad. 15% water change a week.
pH 6,7, dKH 4, fertilization : 2 ml PMDD a day, CO2 injected with Eheim reactor at a rate of 1 – 2 bubles/sec.
Plants Anubias barteri var nana, Cryptocoryne becketii, Eleocharis parvulus, Eustralis stellata, Ludwigia repens, Micranthemum micranthemoides, Micranthemum umbrosum, Rotala rotundifolia, Sagittaria subulata, Vesicularia dubyana, Bacopa Carolina, Glossostigma elatinoides
Fish/Animals Rasboras heteromorpha, Crossocheilus siamensis, Paracheirodon axelrodi, Hemigrammus erythrozonus.
river sand (lover layer - size 2-5 mm, top layer - size 2 mm), river (right corner) and lava rocks (left and right corner).