Entry #69: 144L Aquatic Garden: The Island
Marcin Betlejewski, Gdynia Poland
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Awards and Judge Comments

The waviness of the Glossostigma and the good slope it creates up to the mound works very well. Adding some species to create more contrast would be nice.

Phil Edwards

Nice arrangement, but it would hold my interest more with a little more variety, either in terms of form or color.

Karen Randall

It is a convex composition layout, but its impression is vague. It looks better with stemmed plants in the background.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 80 x 40 x 45 cm (31 x 16 x 18 in)
Volume 144L (38 gallons)
Background blue paper
Lighting 5x18W fluorescent tubes (90W)+ reflector hood
Filtration Fluval 303 and smal powerhead
Fertilization: TMG 5ml/day, K2SO4 and MgSO4*6H2O after each water change. Parameters: pH 6.8, KH 5
Title The Island
Plants Microsorium pteropus 'Windelow', Glossostima elatinoides, Hydrocotyle dissecta, X-mass moss
Fish/Animals Rasbora heteromorpha 20, Caridina japonica 20
I used basaltic gravel as a substrate. There are some rocks covered by moss and two pieces of driftwood.