#101: 139L Aquatic Garden: Rocky Mountains
Kwong King Man, Harry, Ma Tau Wai Estate Kowloon Hong Kong | E-mail: Harryplanter at yahoo.com.hk | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

This is a lovely layout, but The Limnophila needed to fill in more and grow taller for a better effect. I also don't care for your placement of the red Cabomba. Not only is it inappropriate to place a fast growing stem plant in the front of a tight design like this, but it does nothing for your aquascape in this position, even if it would stay short. It draws the eye away from your exceptionally nice rockwork in a jarring way. The Cabomba is a prety plant and could still be used as an accent in your tank, but why not move it to a better location... perhaps peaking out behind the left side of the right rear rock?

Karen Randall

Is difficult to create a composition that uses rocks as the main hard scape element. You did well you managed to use different species of plants to create harmony. My only comment is the Cabomba spp. I don't think it should be there even for the picture it takes viability to your design, I think.

Luis Navarro

Excellent arrangement of iwagumi. Top notch composition and planting skill. The spectacular view of moutains is well represented.

George Lo

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
70 x 43 x 46 cm (28 x 17 x 18 in)
Volume
139L (37 gallons)
Lighting
24W T5HO x 6
Filtration
1) P30 Hydor 2) P10 Hydor
Title
Rocky Mountains
Plants
1) Glossostigma elatinoides 2) Hemianthus callitrichoides 3) Limnophila mini 4) Cryptoryne petchii 5) Elecharis azurea 6) Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides 7) Cryptoryne balansae 8) Fantinalis antipyretica sp. 9) Cabomba sp. 10)Echinodorus tenellus sp
Fish/Animals
1) Neon Tetra 2) Caridina japonica 3) Dwarf Otocinclus 4) Crossocheilus siamensis