Entry #93: 54L Aquatic Garden: Jungle Bridge
Pedro Borges, Lisbon Portugal
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Awards and Judge Comments

I like the general phase from green on the left to red on the right sides of the mound. The aquarist has made good choices in species of stemplants. While the Echinodorus is at just the right point in the photo, it will get too large for long term use in this smaller aquarium. Also, the immature appearance of the foreground and weak right rear corner give a poor impression.

Phil Edwards

A very nice mound type layout.

Ricky Cain

The layout of this attractive tank is slightly weak on the right side. However the biggest problem is the use of the 'Ozelot' sword nestled into the mid-ground. It looks very pretty right now, but these are large plants that will quickly take up half of a 70 gallon tank. And the root system is so large that uprooting it from its current position when it does outgrow its welcome will spoil the entire layout.

Karen Randall

Echinodorus is very big. The composition is vague.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 60 x 30 x 30 cm (24 x 12 x 12 in)
Volume 54L (14 gallons)
Background Painted black
Lighting 4x 15W fluorescent bulbs
Filtration External canister filter EHEIM 2222
Red Clay at bottom of substrate DIY CO2 generator and diffusor AMTRA liquid plant fertilizer NPK fertilization (938)
Title Jungle Bridge
Plants Hetenantera zosterifolia Ludwigia arcuata Lysimachia nummularia "Aurea" Echinodorus ozelot "Red" Glossostigma elatinoides Eleocharis sp. Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae Hygrophila corymbosa "Compact" Saggitaria sp.
Fish/Animals Otocinclus affinis Crossocheilus siamensis Rasbora heteromorpha Caridina japonica
Plain gravel Three driftwood pieces