#89: 250L Aquatic Garden: Astrolavos
George Karamitsios, Thessaloniki Macedonia Greece
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Awards and Judge Comments

Second Place

It is hard to tell which view is the current tank, and the stage at which you would like it judged. Clearly you do a wonderful job maintaining this tank, and I like it in all the views. In the large full-front shot (which gives us the best chance to assess it) the stem plants are a little static in shape. In the second two views, where we can no longer see the whole tank, the stem plants have been shaped into more flowing lines. I hope in the interim you got rid of those darned white tetras!

Karen Randall

Wow! This aquascape is almost like a neo-Dutch type layout. Excellent trimming technique was used to get such tight plant groupings. Color and texture coordination werer also good. The shear diversity of flora in this aquascape makes me wonder how long it can be maintained looking as it does in these photos.

Carlos Sanchez

The main front photo of the aquarium was much different than other images of different stages of the aquascape.This made judging the aquascape more of a challenge . The first photos were great.But I was not as impressed with the front shot .

Mike Senske

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
100 x 50 x 50 cm (39 x 20 x 20 in)
Volume
250L (66 gallons)
Background
Black paperboard
Lighting
1 X 250W Metal Hylide + 4 X 30W Fluorescent
Filtration
1 Eheim 2228 1 Eheim 2215
Additional Information
Seachem Flourish 5ml every other day Seachem Flourish Iron 5ml every other day Seachem Flourish Potassium 10ml every other day Seachem Flourish Nitrogen 5ml First day after water change and two days later 3 ml more, DIY Phosphorus 2 ml first day after water change and two days later 3 ml more,consider a routine of a 50% water change every week. Substrate: Femanga Injection of pressurized CO2 controlled by Milwaukee pH Controller diffused by the Eheim 2228 filter.
Title
Astrolavos
Plants
1 Hemianthus Callitrichoides sp.Cuba 2 Riccia Fluitans 3 Echinodorus Tenellus 4 Nymphaea Lotus 5 Hydrocotyle Leucocephala 6 Vesicularia Dubyana 7 Bacopa Caroliniana 8 Heteranthera Zosterifolia 9 Ludwigia Repens "Red" 10 Ludwigia Cuba 11 Myriophillum Tuberculatum "Red" 12 Limnophila Aromatica 13 Rotala Rotundifolia 14 Rotala sp. "Nanjeshan" 15 Lysimachia Nummularia Aurea 16 Camboba Caroliniana 17 Cryptocorine Crispatula 18 Cryptocorine Wendii 19 Hygrophila Polysperma
Fish/Animals
15 Hemigramus Rhodostomus 15 Paracheirodon Axelrodi 10 Ottocinclus Affinis 40 Caridina Japonic
Materials
1 piece of wood with Java moss rooted on