#130: 454L Aquatic Garden: Fascination
Jeffrey Magni, San Bruno CA USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

I saw this layout before and I have always like it. Is probably because i like plants better than fish, but I think a different kind of fish would have make your layout better. the discus are beautiful and they are what they are; The king of fish, and this make the creation of a planted aquarium for them a challenge. plants and fish are healthy and doing ver well! The size of the fish though, is distracting.

Luis Navarro

Nice relaxed sloping design. I love the luxuriant growth of Anubias on your huge stump.

Karen Randall

Great! 17 months old, this tank has certainly found its own biological balance... However, I would prefer a denser cover of the Glossostigma but in a tank that is 61 cm deep, this is hard to achieve.

Ole Pedersen

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 61 x 61 cm (48 x 24 x 24 in)
Volume
454L (120 gallons)
Background
Custom painted black background.
Lighting
2 Corralife fixtures are used on this tank. 1 is a 4X65 watt unit with a mixture of Corralife 6700k/colomax bulbs and 8800K bulbs. The other is a 2X65 fixture which uses 6700K bulbs from corralife. Lighting is staggered to simulate the bright afternoon sun and sun up and sun down.
Filtration
I use a Eheim 2028 for biological filtration and a Magnum 350 filter for mechanical filtration, both have inline Hydor 300W heaters.
Additional Information
JBJ Co2 regulator, ADA Bettle 50 Diffuser and in-line Co2 reactor used to diffuse CO2.
Title
Fascination
Plants
Anubias barteri ''coffeefolia'' , Blyxa japonica, Cryptocoryne wendtii perhaps the "Mi Oya" variety, Cyperus helferi, Glossostigma elatinoides, Narrow leaf Java Fern, Java Moss
Fish/Animals
4 Adult Wild variety Discus, 10 Rummy Nose Tetra, 12 Cardinal Tetra, Various pairs of Dwarf Chichlids, 4 Flagtail Porthole catfish (Dianema urostriatum) 1 Bushy Nose Pleco (Ancistrus Plecostomus) 30 Amano Shrimp, 50-100 cherry shrimp,
Materials
The most note worthy is the large 50lbs. Oakwood tree stump that was "fitted" into the left side of the tank which the Anubias barteri mosses and fern grow on.