#23: 640L Aquatic Garden: Nature, Endure forever...
Dave Chow, Hong Kong China | E-mail: mcdawadv at netvigator.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

Third Place

A beautiful, lush colorful celebration of colors, leaf size, and texture. I am very impressed by this amazing, large stem plant layout! The substrate, however, would preferably be flat in the front instead of rolling up and down.

Carlos Sanchez

Beautiful tank! While in some cases I have commented on the use of too many red plants, in this aquascape, you have managed to carry it off in spite of a heavy emphasis on red. I like your driftwood placement, and love the soft flowing line of the foreground planting. And you've managed to divide the tank at the right place to give us just a peek at your interesting background.

Karen Randall

Nothing like a healthy Hemianthus foreground.

Mike Senske

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
165 x 60 x 65 cm (65 x 24 x 26 in)
Volume
640L (169 gallons)
Background
Black textured artificial background
Lighting
Metal halide lamp 150 watt x 3
Filtration
Canister Filter(750/hr)x4, UV-lamp (25Watt)
Additional Information
Substrate System: Power Sand Special, Penac W, Clear Super, Bacter 100 Fertilization: Tropica Master Glow, Seachem Flourish Iron, ADA ECA, ADA Brighty K. pH:6.2 kH:2
Title
Nature, Endure forever...
Plants
1)Tonina Fluviatilis 2)Polygonum sp. 3)Rotala macrandra sp.(narrow) 4)Bacopa sp. 5)Micranthemum umbrosum 6)Myriophyllum matogrossense 7)Rotala macrandra 8)Rotala wallichii 9)Rotala rotundifolia(green) 10)Bolbitis heudelotii 11)Microsorium sp.(narrow) 12)Hemianthus micranthemoides 13)Anubias barteri var nana 14)Hemianthus callitrichoides"cuba"
Fish/Animals
Moenkhausia pittieri, Hyphessobrycon robertsi, Paracheirodon innesi, Nannostomus trifasciatus, Otocinclus sp., Crossocheilus siamensis, Neocaridina sp.
Materials
Driftwood: with microsorum, anubias, Bolbitis heudelotii and Fantinalis antipyretica moss Substrate: ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia