#15: 325L Aquatic Garden: First Love
Y.Tunc Sonmezoglu, Istanbul - Turkiye | E-mail: thomas_tunc at yahoo.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

Bright, vibrant growth, in groupings big enough to make a real statement. The layout could be improved, however, by incorporating some diagonal lines, and a stronger focal point. The red plants serve, but weakly. I'd also like to se you trim the R. macrandra so that it is bushier. That way we woudln't see the stemmy part just above the Nymphaea.

Karen Randall

The layout is good, keep an eye on both sides of the tank it appears to be a 2 section design, but I could be wrong since is not consistent. observe your plants and how fast they grow so your planting will be more eficient. Plants, and fish seem to be happy.

Luis Navarro

A really good layout which I think could become even better if a more open space was allocated in the place of Aponogeton, Rotala and Nymphaea...

Ole Pedersen

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
145 x 45 x 50 cm (57 x 18 x 20 in)
325L (86 gallons)
Natural tree bark
8X36 Watt T8 Fluorescent
Eheim 2217 Plus
Additional Information
CO2 pressure controlled by pH changes. Micro and macro elements(DIY) added 3 times weekly, Mono Potassium Phosphate, Ptassium Nitrate, Fe-EDTA.Potassium Sulfate and Magnesium Sulfate 2 times a week, CaCO3 and NaHCO3 added if needed. Substrate: pumice stone, lignite coal, fert. clay balls, Hagen black sand. A routine of a 50% water change every week,CO2 pressure controlled by pH changes.
First Love
1. Limnophila aquatica 2. Echinodorus quadricostatus 3. Hydrocotyle leucocephala 4. Cryptocoryne crispatula 5. Cryptocoryne wendtii 6. Microsorum pteropus 7. Crinum natans 8. Aponogeton henkelianus 9. Rotala macrandra 10. Nymphaea lotus var. rubra 11. Rotala rotundifolia 12. Microsorum pteropus ‘windelov’ 13. Riccia fluitans 14. Vesicularia dubyana 15. Glossostigma elatinoides
4 Symphysodon discus,6 Crossocheilus siamensis ,12 Otocinclus sp, 4 ghost shrimp
1 piece of wood with Vesicularia dubyana, Riccia fluitans, Microsorum pteropus ‘windelov’ rooted on