#66: 440L Aquatic Garden: Aquatic Forest
Eric Durlot, Strasbourg Oberschaeffolsheim France | E-mail: ad.aqua at free.fr
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Awards and Judge Comments

I believe that this neo-Dutch layout, a pleasing combination of Dutch and Japanese style, could have scored much higher if it would have used better photography. For some reason, the pictures depict very yellowish plants. Also, the driftwood arch is too centralized in the aquarium. It would look better if it were moved slightly to one side.

Carlos Sanchez

Very pretty tank, though your focal point is a little too centered. It is hard to aquascape these long, narrow tanks, and is so often the case, your aquascape is much stronger on one side than the other. In this case, the plantings on the right have a very nice flow, while those on the left are weaker.

Karen Randall

The driftwood arch-cave in the middle is a bit distracting.

Mike Senske

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
160 x 55 x 50 cm (63 x 22 x 20 in)
Volume
440L (116 gallons)
Background
flat blue background
Lighting
3 light HQL: 125 watts x 3
Filtration
Eheim professional II 2226 950 l/h
Additional Information
temp 24C; GH 9; pH 6.9; KH 5; Fertilizer Dennerle A1, V30; CO2 3 bubbles/2 seconds
Title
Aquatic Forest
Plants
1. Glossostigma elatinoides, 2. Vesicularia dubyana, 3. Micranthemum micranthemoides, 4. Rotala species "Green", 5. R. macrandra, 6. Alternanthera reineckii, 7. Eleocharis acicularis, 8. Limnophila aquatica, 9. Lysimachia nummularia <>, 10. Shinnersia rivularis, 11. Didiplis diandra, 12. Ludwigia arcuata, 13. Hygrophila polysperma Rosanervig, 14. Cyperus helferi
Fish/Animals
20 Crossocheilus siamensis, 40 Hyphessobrycon "Eos", 15 Otocinclus affinis, 25 Caridina "Sp. Red", 15 Caridina japonica, 15 N'ritina zebra, 5 Ampularia affinis
Materials
fertilizer substrate: Foledepot (Sera), bottom/grund: pouzzolane, rocks: Red schiste, driftwood: special moor root