Entry #75: 250L Aquatic Garden: Enchanted Hills.
Enrico Monteiro, Recife PE Brazil | E-mail: enricomonteiro at hotmail.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

Honorable Mention

Beautiful aquascape! The composition and excecution of the aquascape is very well done. It would be perfect for those discus if only it were twice as large. Even so, they look very healthy, well fed, and happy with their home. Try keeping that right foreground clearer of Echinodorus to allow the fish more room to peck for food.

Phil Edwards

The aquarium layout looks nice, but the selection of the fish was wrong. This layout does not look good with Discus.

Takashi Amano

Very pleasing tank with lovely contours and colors. And I LOVE your healthy, beautiful brown discus! The single tall Crypt doesn't add much, though, and a more interesting piece of driftwood would be nice.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 100 x 50 x 50 cm (39 x 20 x 20 in)
Volume 250L (66 gallons)
Background Black cart.
Lighting 8 x 30w Osram /10, 6100K daylight fluorescent bulbs.
Filtration One Fluval 304 canister filter and one Aquamaster 250 external filter. Both only with Ceramic rings and acrilic foam.
Additional
Information
Substract: Laterite and processed earthworm castings (humus). Liquid fertilizer: Any mix of nutrients (Red Sea, Two little fishes, Mydor) one time a week, the dosage depends of plants conditions/apperance. CO2: DIY CO2 system.
Title Enchanted Hills.
Plants Glossostigma elatinoides, Echinodorus Tenellus var. 'Amano', Blyxa japonica, Cryptocorine balansae, Vallisneria americana, Vesicularia dubyana, Microsorum pteropus, Anubias barteri var. 'Nana', Rotala rotundifolia 'green', Rotala wallichii and Eusteralis sp.
Fish/Animals Symphysodon aequifasciata, Paracheirodon axelrodi, Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, Hemigrammus rhodostomus, Crossocheilus siamensis and Rasbora heteromorpha.
Decorative
Materials
Materials: This aquascape is composed by a group of rocks covered with java moss and some driftwood with microsorum, anubias and javamoss and some bare driftwoods.