#115: 81L Aquatic Garden: Skoli's Refuge
Edward Dockrill, Petersham NSW Australia
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Awards and Judge Comments

Very pretty, delicate aquascape. I particularly like your placement of the Anubias to draw the eye into the layout. I think your stem plants needed a little more time to grow up and fill in for the best presentation of the tank. As it is, there is not enough clear definition to the various groupings. Finally, it is a very small thing, but try to take your photos a little earlier in the evening, before the Rotala and Limnophila have closed up for the night. That alone will help fill things in.

Karen Randall

The layout is full of stem plants and Riccia spp., I think they should have more density and more color contrast. I don't know if the photography is not showing it or they can benefit from better fertilization. I think you could get more out of this layout just by trimming.

Luis Navarro

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
60 x 30 x 45 cm (24 x 12 x 18 in)
Volume
81L (21 gallons)
Background
Black poster board
Lighting
4*18watt (72 watts total) NO fluroecent 10 hours per day
Filtration
Eheim 2213 external canister
Additional Information
Pressurised CO2, substrate laterite
Title
Skoli's Refuge
Plants
Hemianthus micranthemoides, Bacopa Caroliniana, Cardamine lyrata, Anubias sp. "Pygmy", Rotalla wallichii, Limnophila sessiflora, Ricca fluitans, Hygrophila polysperma, Rotala rotundifolia, Mayaca fluviatilis
Fish/Animals
2 Dwarf Ottocinclus, 13 Rummy-nose tetra
Materials
2 pieces of driftwood