#8: 215L Aquatic Garden: Raven's realm
Marian Maniovski, Sofia Bulgaria Bulgaria | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Unfortunately, your main photo is so over-saturated and contrasty that it is hard to assess the aquascape. The other views are better exposed, but do not show the layout as clearly. Still, I like the overall design, and I love your two "spines" of Anubias. The left side of the tank is better than the right, where the mass of Java fern is a little heavy and dark for the rest of the layout.

Karen Randall

This is such a great layout, especially considering the fact that it is only twelve inches wide and twenty two inches tall. The building up of the midground is creative and excellently executed. My only problem with this aquascape is that the orange hued plants on the left are not balanced by something colorful on the right.

Carlos Sanchez

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 30 x 55 cm (48 x 12 x 22 in)
215L (57 gallons)
Black paper
2x30W Silvania Gro Lux, 2x30W Silvania Aquastar (120W ttl + reflectors)
Eheim 2211
Additional Information
Substrate: 3-5 mm gravel, humus Fertilizing daily: KNO3, Fe, Tenzo traces KH=6, pH=6.5-6.8, NO3=5-10, P=1.0, Fe=0.2
Raven's realm
Anubias barteri var. nana, Ludwigia arcuata, Ludwigia glandulosa ('perennis'), Ludwigia repens 'Rubin', Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea', Microsorium pteropus, Rotala rotundifolia, Vesicularia dubyana
Platipoecilia sp. - 10 Crossocheilus siamensis (SAE) - 10 Neocaridina denticulata sinensis (red) - 30
Mountain rocks