#32: 174L Aquatic Garden: Sun and Shadow
Ted Bier, Madison WI USA | E-mail: unirdna at hotmail.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

Attractive, understated tank. I like the use of subtle color in the L. aromatica. I know this plant can be bright red, but here it is clearly growing well... bushy with healthy growth tips... but with just a glowing touch of pink. It works much better in this design than brighter red would.

Karen Randall

It looks to me that your design only needs one small change to make it much, much better! just by trimming the tall hydrocotyle spp. your picture will be better. The design is good I will just work more on the trimming to sculpture the deign even more.

Luis Navarro

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
91 x 38 x 51 cm (36 x 15 x 20 in)
Volume
174L (46 gallons)
Background
Krylon Fusion - Black (spray painted on glass)
Lighting
Compact Fluorescent - 6700K. 10 hour photoperiod. 7 hours @ 96w; 3 hours @ 192w. (photo taken @ 96w)
Filtration
Eheim ECCO 2235
Additional Information
Tank is lightly fertilized - dosed 5ppm NO3 and .5ppm PO4 every other week. Iron dosed (Kent) occasionally. Tank is relatively low maintenance despite med-high lighting and CO2 injection. Fish are well fed. Substrate is 2.5 year-old Eco-complete. Lily-pipes (inflow/outflow) were custom made by a local glass specialist.
Title
Sun and Shadow
Plants
1. Blyxa Japonica 2. Limnophila aromatica 3. Anubias barteri var. nana 4. Isoetes lacustris 5. Microsorum pteropus 6. Hydrocotyle verticillata 7. Pogostemon helferi
Fish/Animals
25 @ Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi) 2 @ Blue Rams (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)
Materials
One small piece of driftwood used to attach left java fern / anubias. Java and anubias to the right are fixed to small rocks.