#102: 340L Aquatic Garden: Sebastian's Fantasia
Gilbert E. Martinez, San Francisco CA USA | E-mail: sebastiantgoodbear at yahoo.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

This tank is in sparkling good health, obviously carefully tended and beautifully presented. Unfortunately, the arrangement of plants is very rigid. It almost looks like a fruit display in the market. Try to encourage your lovely plant selection to grow into more natural shapes, and use diagonal lines to move the eye into and through the aquascape.

Karen Randall

beautiful plants! I have the feeling that you would be a good candidate to try a dutch aquarium. Your stem plants are so healthy! still I think yoou needed one more trimming to the background plants, to get the best of them.

Luis Navarro

It seems that the plants are doing well in this tank. However, I have a feeling that it could change over time. I would like to see this tank again in half a year to see if it has achieved a biological balance.

Ole Pedersen

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 46 x 61 cm (48 x 18 x 24 in)
Volume
340L (90 gallons)
Background
Black plexiglass
Lighting
2 Coralife MH HQI Pendants, 175W each
Filtration
Ocean Clear canister two-stage filtration
Additional Information
Fertilization includes CO2 injection using a Pinpoint pH Controller, and regular addition of phosphate, nitrate, potassium, calcium, magnesium and CSM+B trace elements stock solutions.
Title
Sebastian's Fantasia
Plants
Starting at the back left to right: Rorippa aquatica, Valisneria sp., Heteranthera sp. Bacopa sp. 'colorata', Rotala macrandra 'green', Aponogeton longiplumulosus and Proserpinaca palustris. Continuing from right front to the left: Lobelia cardinalis 'dwarf', Ambulia sp. Blyxa japonica, Ludwigia sp. 'Guinea', Pogostemon helferi 'Downoi', Rotala macrandra and Ludwigia brevipes.
Fish/Animals
Black Angelfish, cardinal tetras, rummynose tetras, African barbs (B. nicholsi), Laetacara curviceps, Ctenopoma faciolatum, female guppies, Blue Cameroon Wood Shrimp
Materials
Flora Base substrate, one stump-like driftwood piece on the right, two branchy driftwood pieces near the center and a metamorphic rock on the left to add weight and balance to the composition.