#107: 813L Aquatic Garden: Tropical Beach
Ghazanfar Ghori, Brambleton VA USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

Yet another good example of a long term layout! I say this time and time over, and particularly in this category because the size of these tanks! The middle secton as well as the foreground are very well done. The back I think can be improved not only to hide the overflow boxes, but to add more depth to the whole composition.

Luis Navarro

Good, good, good! A great layout indeed. However, a higher score could have been obtained by trying to cover the hardware a bit...

Ole Pedersen

Really eye-catching aquascape. Where it falls down slightly is in the tangle of plants up in the branches of the driftwood. It is hard to tell exactly what is happening in those areas, so it dras the eye away from the really nice aquascaping below.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
183 x 61 x 71 cm (72 x 24 x 28 in)
Volume
813L (215 gallons)
Background
None
Lighting
Lighting is 3 x 250W 10K XM Metal Halide with Luminarc III Mini reflectors
Filtration
Eheim 2260 Filter
Additional Information
CO2 injection w/ Ghori II reactor inline with a dedicated QuiteOne 3000 Pump Dosing Tropica trace + Macros using Aquamedic SO3000 Dosing pump (~ 3 x 50ml weekly) Automatic tiny water changes every 6 hours
Title
Tropical Beach
Plants
Anubias barteri v. nana Anubias barteri v. nana 'Gold leaf' Anubias barteri Anubias coffeefolia Blyxa japonica Taiwan moss Cypress helferi Cryptocoryne moehlmanii Cryptocoryne wendtii Cryptocoryne balensae Cryptocoryne usterenia Bolbitis Narrow leaf Java fern Hygrophila corymbosa var.
Fish/Animals
Olive Nerites Ottocinclus Cherry Red Shrimp Amano Shrimp Gold tetras Neon tetras Rummy nose tetras
Materials
Cypress driftwood Silica sand Seachem Flourite