#128: 85L Aquatic Garden
Aaron Padilla, Mililani Hawaii USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

A good aquascape with good rock positioning and interesting choice of fish. However, for some reason, the plant groupings placed around the rocks are very dark and hard to see. What can be seen does not appear to be in good health.

Carlos Sanchez

This is a beautifully designed tank. I love the way you have used moss to soften the look of the rocks as I sometimes find Iwagumi layouts a little too harsh. It is a shame that your stem plants hadn't filled out a little more. In their current state, the tank would almost present better without them. Very nice choice of fish.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
90 x 30 x 30 cm (35 x 12 x 12 in)
Volume
85L (22 gallons)
Background
White foam core
Lighting
96w PC 8800k 10 hrs per day
Filtration
Fluval 404
Additional Information
Pressurized CO2, ADA beetle counter @ 5 bubbles per second, DIY external reactor and 5w UV filter in line with Fluval 404 1/4 tsp KNo3, 1/32 KH2Po4, 2ml Flourish, 2 ml Flourish Iron 3x per week
Plants
Riccia sp. Dwarf Eleocharis parvulus Hemianthus micranthemoides Vesicularia dubyana Eriocaulon cinereum Rotala wallichii Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
Fish/Animals
Barbus barilioides Iriatherina werneri Dario dario Crossocheilus siamensis Otocinclus affinis
Materials
ADA aquasoil/ powersand Locally collected Basalt