Entry #94: 340L Aquatic Garden
Joel Baloro, Vancouver British Columbia Canada | E-mail: baloro at shaw.ca
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Awards and Judge Comments

Lovely concave layout! The simplicity of the design gives the aquarium a tranquil feeling. Unfortunately the blocky, coarse wood, along with the visible water line and hazy water detract from the aquascape. Replacing the wood with a simple 3 stone arrangement reminescent of Zen rock gardens would be very appropriate for this aquascape.

Phil Edwards

It is very simple layout, and lacking the accent. The middle space is good. But I think it looks better with more variety of plants.

Takashi Amano

Another tank with a nice start, and well-grown, healthy plants. However the aquascape lacks a clear focus. Something in the mid-ground would help. Also the stem plants need to be trimmed and allowed to grow out several times so that they can fill in better, rather than growing straight up.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 122 x 46 x 61 cm (48 x 18 x 24 in)
Volume 340L (90 gallons)
Background Black cardboard
Lighting 4 x 65 watts compact flourescents
Filtration Eheim 2026 pro
naregrow fertilizer, compressed CO2 @ 2 b/s.
Plants Cyperus helferi, echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica', Eleocharis acicularis, Glossostigma elatinoides, Hemianthus micrathemoides, hygrophila corymbosa 'Compacta', Nesaea crassicaulis, Rotala wallichii,
Fish/Animals Hemigrammus bleheri, Otocinclus affinis, Paracheirodon axelrodi, Cardinia japonica.
Red Sea Flora Base, Mopani wood