#47: 139L Aquatic Garden: Dawn
Kenneth Chan, 28 Taikoo Shing Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.
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Awards and Judge Comments

Despite the excellent plant health and presentation, I feel that the composition of this layout is not balanced. The driftwood and stem plant arrangement on the right does not complement the simple tuft of Cyperus helferi on the left.

Carlos Sanchez

Very nice tank, and a nice set of progression shots. Be careful not to get carried away with photography and "special effect" lighting, however. Remember, this is NOT a photography contest. The aquascape, itself, looks best in your "step 2" shot.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
81 x 38 x 46 cm (32 x 15 x 18 in)
139L (37 gallons)
White color acrylic board
Philips865 (6400K) 39W T5HO x4 (8.5 hour a day)
Hydor Prime-10 filter and Hydor Prime-30 filter with ETH200 External Thermal Heater. Inside filters : ADA-Rio / PowerHouse Coarse filter material / Dupla Baccies.
Additional Information
Co2 supply 9 hours a day. Daily add: ADA ECA(0.25ml) / ADA Green Gain(2 drops) / Seachem Flourish Iron(1ml) / Seachem Flourish Potassium(0.5ml) / Tropica Master Grow(0.25ml). Bed: ADA Amazonia Soil / Dupla Baccies / ADA Multi Bottom. 1/4 Water change in every 3 days. AZOO 9in1 Tetra food.
Rotala nanjean / Rotala rotundifolia / Blyxa / Eleocharis acicularis / Hemianthus micranthemoides / Glossostigma elatinoides / Cyperus helferi / Ludwigia arcuata
Neon Tetra x 11 / Dwarf Pencilfish x 6 / Three-line Pencilfish x2 / Rummy-nose Tetra x 10 / Narrow wedge Harlequin x 10 / Flying Fox x 2 / Lemon Tetra x 3 / Otocinclus.sp x 4 / Zebra Otocinclus x1 / Corydoras Pygmaeus x 3
4 pieces long and thin driftwood used on right hand side and 2 pieces lay on bottom, 2 pieces short driftwood lay on left hand side. Few Volcanoe rocks used on both left and right hand side.