#138: 38L Aquatic Garden: Tranquil Waters
Dennis Dietz, Easthampton Massachusetts USA | E-mail: ddeitz4843 at charter.net
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Awards and Judge Comments

A pleasant little aquascape with some problems. The leaf size of the Marsilea in the foreground is far too large and should be replaced with Marsilea minuta, Glossostigma, or H. callitrichoides. Also, the tiny little plant groupings amongst the mossy branches add little to the composition and look messy.

Carlos Sanchez

Bright, pretty tank. While Marsilea is a very good foreground plant in a larger tank, it is a little coarse looking in a tank of this size. I'd also like to see some of your stem plants continue over to the left, filling in the "dead" space under the moss covered driftwood on that side.

Karen Randall

I would have liked to have seen the stem plants thickened up just a bit . Nice balance.

Mike Senske

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
51 x 25 x 25 cm (20 x 9.8 x 9.8 in)
38L (10 gallons)
36watts PC 10000K, 11hrs per day
Fluval 104 with Biorings and filter floss
Additional Information
4x week dosing NPK/8-2-20ppm, 3x week dosing CSM+B 5ml, additional trace/Fe as necessary. Pressurized CO2 fed into filter
Tranquil Waters
Marsilea sp., Bylxa japonica, Anubias nana, Anubias nana var. Petite, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Ludwigia arcuata, Rotala macranda "Green", Taiwan moss
Rasbora heteromorpha, Corydoras pygmaes, Caridinia japonica, Neocaridina denticulata sinensis (red)
Eco-Complete(50%)/Onyx sand(50%), local driftwood branches, granite stones