#2: 450L Aquatic Garden: Waterfall
Gary Wu, Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR China | E-mail: garywu at cau-aqua.net | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

I have to give you all the credit for creating a layout that even though is good example of a nature aquarium, is different than the others. I look at the tank for a whole week before making any comment, and this is my opinion. I think that you could have used less plants and instead have more dense groups to enhance the visual effect of the waterfall, the foreground is still thin but if you design it that way, disregard the comment. Congratulations and keep them coming!

Luis Navarro

You deserve the prize for sheer ingenuity! I love the nice soft look to the planting, and the bold stroke of the waterfall. I just wonder how maintainable the waterfall is... It looks like a dirt magnet to me!

Karen Randall

Well, well, well! This layout is interesting and obviously the creator has talent and skills! To me, however, the waterfall seems a bit too artificial with the "polished" stones in the middle. Why not make it a bit rougher?

Ole Pedersen

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
153 x 51 x 58 cm (60 x 20 x 23 in)
Volume
450L (119 gallons)
Lighting
8 x Philips 24W T5HO, 2 x SolaMax 150W HQI
Filtration
HYDOR PRIME 30 EXTERNAL FILTERS, TETRA EX 120
Additional Information
Seachem Flourish Iron, ADA Step 2, ADA ECA
Title
Waterfall
Plants
1. Eleocharis acicularis 2. Lilaeopsis novae zelandias 3. Rotala sp. ''Green'' 4. Rotaia rotundifolia 5. Vesicularia sp 6. Rotala sp 7. Hemianthus Callitrichoides 8. Eriocaulaceae sp 9. Blyxa japonica 10. Mayaca sp.from Belem 11. Myriophyllum mattogrossense 12. Rotala wallichii 13. Ranunculus papulentus 14. Bolbitis heudelotii 15. Vallisneria spiralis 16. Riccia fluitans 17. Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides (maritima) 18. Echinodorus tenellus 19. Rotala pusilla 20. Rotala sp "Pearl" 21. Aubias barteri var. nana 22. Fontinalis antipyretica 23. Microcarpaea minima
Fish/Animals
Beckford's Pencilfish Neon Tetra
Materials
SEACHEM FLOURITE, ADA AQUA SOIL AMAZONIA, ADA AQUA RIO NEGRO SAND, Granite