#69: 66L Aquatic Garden: Mystery of Green
Bonald Yau, Chan Wan Hong Kong China | E-mail: yaucheki at yahoo.com.hk
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Awards and Judge Comments

I like this small layout with its vibrantly lush plant growth and forest like atmosphere. Although there are several species of fish in this small aquarium, they all seem to fit quite nicely into the general scheme. Some drawbacks are that the purple Polygonum sp. has been planted in a too centralized position, and that the Mayaca and Didiplis should be shortened. One has to wonder how long that Echinodorus 'Oriental' will stay that small.

Carlos Sanchez

Pretty tank with a nice flow to it. However, I would remove the single sprig of Polygonum, or add more, and move it further back. The single sprig set dead center is a bit jarring in an otherwise delicate design. Your fish collection is a bit of a jumble, and includes species that have very different needs. Oh, and take the equipment out for the tank before photographing!

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
60 x 33 x 33 cm (24 x 13 x 13 in)
Volume
66L (17 gallons)
Background
Black sticker on the outside of the tank
Lighting
T8 fl 15 watts x 4 (9 hours per day)
Filtration
450 l/h External Filter
Additional Information
Pressurized CO2 (1 bubble per second). Fertilization with TMG; ADA/ECA daily. 30% water change weekly. DIY fans for cooling down the water.
Title
Mystery of Green
Plants
1. Lysimachia nummularia, 2. Riccia fluitans, 3. Mayaca fluriatilis, 4. Didiplis diandra, 5. Polygonum sp., 6. Echinodorus oriental, 7. Ammania multiflora, 8. Tonina fluviatilis "lotus blossom", 9. Blyxa aubertii, 10. Hydrocotyle vulgaris, 11. Glossostigma elatinoides
Fish/Animals
Paracheirodon axelrodi, Rasbora espei, Hemigrammus armstrongi, Aplocheilichthys, Melanotaenia trifasciata, Atyidae sp., Nannobrychon eques, Crossocheilus siamensis, Otocinclus affinis
Materials
ADA Aqua soil Amazonia, Driftwood