#28: 250L Aquatic Garden: Discus Kingdom
Enrico Monteiro, Recife PE Brazil | E-mail: enricomonteiro at hotmail.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

Beautiful tank, and LOVELY wild-type discus. I do think that the two "clubs" of Java-covered driftwood sticking up detract from the design rather than contributing to it. They are too heavy and dark. Depending on the shape of the branches underneath, they might look better naked. If not, then at least thin the moss way down.

Karen Randall

The shimmering health of flora and fauna, excellent use of color and texture, and attractive driftwood 'gates' earn this aquascape a very high evaluation.

Carlos Sanchez

In order for me to apreciate this aquascape I had to imagine it with out the discus .I do not feel the discus were apropriate for this aquascape .

Mike Senske

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
100 x 50 x 50 cm (39 x 20 x 20 in)
250L (66 gallons)
Black paper card.
6x30 watts 6100K daylight fluorescent bulbs.
One Fluval 304 canister filter and an External Hang-on filter, both filtering about 1000 liters per hour.
Additional Information
I've continued to use the Earthworm castings (HUMUS) like substrate main fertilizer and some liquid fertilizers (iron and micronutrients fertilizers) combined with partial water changes about 50% per week. CO2 is DIY system (Natural fermentation).
Discus Kingdom
Echinodorus Tenellus var. 'Amano', Eusteralis sp., Microsorum Pteropus, Microsorum Pteropus 'Windelov', Microsorum sp. 'Narrow', Rotala sp. 'Green', Rotala wallichii, Vesicularia dubyana.
2 Discus, 15 Cardinal tetras, 8 rummy-nose tetras, 3 Siamese Algae Eaters, some Rasboras and Black Neon Tetras.
I've used about 4 or 5 driftwood pieces combined with some rocks, all of them covered with Javamoss and/or Microsorums.