#125: 300L Aquatic Garden: The Mysterious Island
Samuel Bouziat, Marcilly en Villette France | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Really eye-catching tank. Good use of color, and some nice diagonal lines. I like the slightly "mysterious" look of the light falling off toward the outside edges.

Karen Randall

The island is present but the mystery is missing... However, I like the use of Pogostemon for this purpose. Normally, you would see Hemianthus or Glossostigma but Pogostemon works fine in this case.

Ole Pedersen

Nice plant selection! The design is good I will advise you to work more on your trimming I am sure the tank can improve, by just making a few modification. The C crispulata var. balansae shadows your Cypherus hleferii on the fornt picture.

Luis Navarro

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
150 x 40 x 50 cm (59 x 16 x 20 in)
Volume
300L (79 gallons)
Background
black poster
Lighting
2x36W Osram biolux 2x36W Sylvania Daylight 2x36W Sylvania Aquastar
Filtration
external filtration : fluval 404 1100L/h internal filtration : 300L/h
Additional Information
special substrate : Aquabasis + JBL fertilization : Algoflash reverdissant antichlorose + Algoflash regénérateur oligo-éléments. co2
Title
The Mysterious Island
Plants
1 sagitaria subulata ; 2 pogostemon helferi : 3 lobelia cardinalis ; 4 hygrophila polysperma ; 5 limnophila aquatica ; 6 lysimachia nummularia ; 7 eusteralis stellata ; 8 monoselenium tenerum ; 9 heteranthera zosterifolia ; 10 alternanthera reineckii ; 11 hygrophila polysperma rosanervig ; 12 echinodorus magdalenensis ; 13 bacopa caroliniana ; 14 ludwigia repens ; 15 ludwigia repens rubin ; 16 nesea crassicaulis ; 17 cyperus helferi ; 18 cryptocoryne balensae ; 19 cryptocoryne wendtii green
Fish/Animals
corydoras paleatus (20), cardinalis (25), scalaires (5), maroniis (3), epalzeo siamensis (2), otocinclus (15), tetra citron (10), veuves noires (10).
Materials
substrate : sable de loire