#46: 284L Aquatic Garden: Balance
Jessa Carlson, Schaumburg IL United States | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Unfortunately, your tank doesn't match its name. The outstanding Aponogeton on the left dominates the tank, and the C. crispatula on the other end looks weak in comparison. Perhaps when these have grown into a thicker stand you will achieve a better balance.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 46 x 53 cm (48 x 18 x 21 in)
Volume
284L (75 gallons)
Background
none
Lighting
216 watts of standard flourescent
Filtration
Filstar Canister Filter
Additional Information
CO2 injection
Title
Balance
Plants
Java Fern (Windelov), Anubias barteri, Anubias barteri nana, Cryptocoryne wendtii Brown, Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae, Cryptocoryne retrospiralis, Aponogeton ulvaceus, Nymphaea zenkeri, Dwarf red lilly, Echinodorus quadricostatus, Java moss, Micranthemum micranthemoides
Fish/Animals
5 Melanotaenia boesmani, 4 Melanotaenia lacustris, 2 Melanotaenia trifasciata, 1 Australian Rainbow, 1 golden algae eaters, 4 blue rams, 1 blue-eye forktail rainbow, 3 otto catfish, 2 julii corycats, 25 amano shrimp
Materials
Substrate: Flourite. Decorative materials: multiple sizes of Grey rocks, 4 pieces of Malasian driftwood