#49: 151L Aquatic Garden
Anthony Gomez, Irvine CA USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

Lovely understated tank. I really like it!

Karen Randall

I have seen your work before and your are good man! I like the composition, the use of space; The tank is very well mainatained and the plants are just healthy. More than a comment, I am trying to understand why the L brevipes? The layout is solid with Anubias spp. and ferns. Why not using stem plants in both sections to have more harmony? Your foreground and middle section are outstanding!

Luis Navarro

A fabulous planted aquarium which I would love to host in my home! I believe the Hemianthus carpet has not been seen any better than this. Well done indeed.

Ole Pedersen

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
91 x 38 x 41 cm (36 x 15 x 16 in)
151L (40 gallons)
4x39 T5HO (usually only 2 bulbs)
Filstar XP2
Additional Information
ADA Amazonia, ADA Powersand Special, DIY Ferts, Pressurized CO2 w/ DIY reactor. The ADA substrate system is the same from my 2005 AGA entry.
Ludwigia Brevipes, Hemianthus callitrichoides, Bolbitis heudelotii, Microsorum pteropus v. narrow leaf, Blyxa japonica, Unknown moss (mini?), Anubias nana 'petite'
Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis, Neocaridina denticulata, Otocinclus affinis, Planorbis corneus.
Manzanita and Rock