#33: 450L Aquatic Garden: Autumn Tints
Gary Wu, Discovery Bay Hong Kong | E-mail: garykfwu at gmail.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

A very well presented aquascape with stunningly healthy plants and a great background to set them off. However, I feel that the rolling substrate does not do anything beneficial to the composition. Also, the rocks scattered in the foreground and midground seem to be added as after thoughts rather than forming a serious part of the layout.

Carlos Sanchez

Your tank shows a high skill level in terms of design and layout. For my tastes, it is a little too heavy on red plants, and in specific the R. wallichii. While this is a beautiful accent plant, with this much of it, i ceases to be an accent, and keeps the eye from wandering over the rest of your excellent aquascape. I am being picky, however. I think you have shown a high level of skill on this tank, but with a little tweaking it could be even better!

Karen Randall

The rolling substrate line works well with the layout . Unconventional yet highly effective.

Mike Senske

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
153 x 51 x 58 cm (60 x 20 x 23 in)
450L (119 gallons)
FL Light box
8 x Philips 24W T5HO, 2 x Osram 150W HQI
Hydor Prime 30 External filters x 2
Additional Information
TMG tropical master grow, Seachem Flourish Iron
Autumn Tints
1.Didiplis diandra 2.Eleocharis acicularis 3.Ludwigia arcuate 4.Rotaia rotundifolia 5.Rotala indica 6.Cratonneuron filicinum 7.Limnophila sp 8.Hemianthus Callitrichoides 9.Heteranthera Zosterifolia 10.Blyxa japonica 11.Microsorium pteropus 12.Myriophyllum mattogrossense 13.Rotala wallichii 14.Micranthemum Micranthemoides 15.Cardamine iyrata 16.Lysimachia nummularia 17.Sagittaria graminea
1.Beckford's Pencilfish 2.Rummy Nose Tetra 3. Dwarf otocinclus
Seachem Flourite, ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia, granite