#3: 325L Aquatic Garden: Drowning In A Sea Of Love
Christoph Hoeffel, Siebeldingen Germany | E-mail: christoph at hoeffel.de
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Awards and Judge Comments

Your tank looks healthy and bright, but it lacks balance. I'd lose the Eleocharis vivipara to start with. I have yet to see this plant used in a way that it adds anything positive to an aquascape. It usually just looks messy.

Karen Randall

As simple as it is I personaly think is a lovely planted tank! the plants are overgrown and thats what make your design special, your plants are begining to reach for the ligth and one third of the back is coverd by floating Riccia. find the balanse and your tank will look much better.

Luis Navarro

There is a good feeling over this layout but I would try to cut back some of the floating branches in the middle in order to provide a feeling of a ray of light coming through.

Ole Pedersen

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
130 x 50 x 50 cm (51 x 20 x 20 in)
Volume
325L (86 gallons)
Background
Eleocharis vivipara - black foil behind the glass.
Lighting
3x T5 - 54W
Filtration
2 filters: Eheim 2329 & Eheim II 2128, (carbon, sponges, etc...)
Additional Information
CO2 2KG, Lilly Pipe, ADA EDA, Ferrakton, Python Git
Title
Drowning In A Sea Of Love
Plants
Juncus repens Vesicularia Dubyana Vasicularia Spec. Christmasmoos Eleocharis acicularis Eleocharis parvula Eleocharis vivipara Riccia fluitans spec.
Fish/Animals
Caridina japonica, Neocaridina denticulata (red cherry), Garra mullya, Neocaridina spez., Otocinclus macrospilus, Otocinclus spec., Otocinclus sp. "peru", Crossocheilus siamensis, Neritina zebra, Trigonostigma hengli (WF, hoyden), Paracheirodon simulans
Materials
ADA Amazonia, ADA Special Sand, some rocks, some woods pieces...