Entry #91: 189L Aquatic Garden: Harlequin Romance
Joel Baloro, Vancouver British Columbia Canada | E-mail: baloro at shaw.ca
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Awards and Judge Comments

This aquascape has a good foundation but could use some contrast in color. The two sided aquascape with the large plain in the middle is a nice effect. The Crypts in the middle disrupt the line. Transplanting them directly in front of the Cyperus would help both smooth the lines of the aquascape and give more visual interest to the right grouping.

Phil Edwards

Pretty tank, but the design is a little weak. See if you can work with those stem plants and create a better background.

Karen Randall

The space in the middle is good but background space should be filled with tall stemmed plants.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 122 x 30 x 51 cm (48 x 12 x 20 in)
Volume 189L (50 gallons)
Background Black cardboard
Lighting 2 x 65 watts compact flourescents
Filtration Filstar XP1
DIY CO2, Mastergrow fertilizer.
Title Harlequin Romance
Plants Aponogeton natans, Bacopa carolina, Cryocoryne wendtii, Cyperus heferi, Echinodorus latifolius, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov', Riccia fluitans, Vesicularia dubyana.
Fish/Animals Rasbora heteromorpha, Otocinclus affinis, Cardinia japonica.
Red Sea Flora Base, Iron wood.