#124: 118L Aquatic Garden: Tree of life
Luis Carlos Ardid Galarraga, São Paulo SP Brazil | E-mail: luca at aquabase.com.br | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Very nicely done. Often, these "central mound" layouts end up with dark or forgotten corners. You have done a very nice job filling in your ground cover so that it curves gently around the central planting. I also like the fact that you've used plants that not only work well together, but will allow this layout to be maintained in its current configuration relatively easily. Beautiful job!

Karen Randall

I have to look at the pictures many times before gigving my input. You did ver well and from the plants to the fish my first impression was good but I do have a comment. The base of the three, it doens't complement the top as much as I think it would if the Blyxa and Anubias where placed slightly away from the base, enough to enhance the illusion of the "three" Perhaps you did it to highlight the open space? Regardless your tank is vaery nice.

Luis Navarro

This aquarium is top class in its category! The composition is successful and almost hypnotic. In addition, the photo itself (not being evaluated) is really, really good. However, I seen Blyxas doing better than this and the tank could be tightened up a bit.

Ole Pedersen

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
75 x 45 x 35 cm (30 x 18 x 14 in)
118L (31 gallons)
4 x 24w Arcadia Plant Pro - T5 Fluorescent Bulbs Total 96w
Canister Eheim Ecco 2232
Additional Information
Tropica Plant substrate, 5ml Tropica Plant Nutrition + weekly, Aquamazon pressurized CO2 System.
Tree of life
Microsorum pteropus "windelov" Microsorum pteropus "narrow", Anubias barteri "nana", Hemianthus callitrichoides "cuba", Blyxa japonica, Hotonia palustris
25 Hasbora heteromorpha
Fine river gravel, driftwood and rocks