#127: 510L Aquatic Garden: Riverfeel 1
Jeffrey David Senske, Houston TX USA | E-mail: jsenske at aquariumdesigngroup.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

This is a good example of a long term planted aquarium, where the plants species where carefuly choosen. The tank creates a relaxing yet elegant atmosphere around it. The only negative comment is the 4 groups of Cypherus helferii I wish there was 3 perhaps one much more dense than the other 2.

Luis Navarro

A very symmetric layout indeed; in fact, I find it a bit too symmetrical. The problem is really that when it is so close to "perfect" you start looking for mistakes and this distracts the observer of this otherwise wonderful tank.

Ole Pedersen

Very nice use of materials in the fore and mid ground. A little less regular placement of the Cyperus might make the design flow a bit more.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
183 x 46 x 61 cm (72 x 18 x 24 in)
Volume
510L (135 gallons)
Background
Black Paint
Lighting
4- 55 watt power compact fluorescent, 4- 30 watt standard fluorescent, all 6700K
Filtration
Eheim 2260 canister
Title
Riverfeel 1
Plants
Sagitaria subulata "dwarf", Cryptocoryne Lutea, Anubias coffeeafolia, Aponogeton rigifolia, Cyperus helferi
Fish/Animals
Rummy nose tetra, Praecox Rainbow, Cardinia japonica, Otocinculus, Nerite sp. snail
Materials
ADA Tourmaline BC, Penac W, Penac P, ADA Power Sand "Special" L, ADA Aqua Soil "Amazonia" normal type, ADA Bright Sand, Texas "fossil" rock, driftwood