#43: 48L Aquatic Garden: Alone in Paradise
Norbert Sabat, Warsaw - Poland | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Third Place

Great little zen aquascape which shows beauty with simplicity. Excellent presentation. The standing rock, though, makes too strong of an impression and should be softened by allowing the stem plants and mosses to creep around its base.

Carlos Sanchez

Nicely designed layout. For the most part, I like your use of rocks. However, the vertically placed rock is too centered in the tank, and shortens the depth you might have achieved by having your gravel path bend around it. Good choice and use of plants. Your name, along with your lead picture, made me smile.

Karen Randall

Extremely well done . Rock placement is superb.

Mike Senske

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
64 x 30 x 25 cm (25 x 12 x 9.8 in)
Volume
48L (13 gallons)
Background
white PCV
Lighting
2x18W Philips TL'D 965, 10h/day
Filtration
Aquaclear 150
Additional Information
Fertilization: Planta Gainer PRO line (Hydro-mineral, Micro, Macro, Ferro+), 100% RO water
Title
Alone in Paradise
Plants
Rotala sp. Green, Taxiphyllum sp. (Taiwan moss)
Fish/Animals
Caridina japonica, Caridina sp. "Tiger", Otocinclus sp., Xiphophorus maculatus, Poecilia sphenops.
Materials
regular gravel 3-4mm, sand 1.5-2mm, rocks