#5: 450L Aquatic Garden: Seashore
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

At first I was going to make a comment about the plants size but after looking at the piacture and reading the layout title, I think I unerstand what the designer try to acomplish. I the 2 section are well executed, but I still think one can have more density to have more contrast. The idea of using a nature picture as a theme is I think a good idea that aquascapers should use, this not only guide the look of the layout but help you choose the plants a lot easier. Good job.

Luis Navarro

Very pretty, and thought provoking as well. I'd love to know more about how you created the effect.

Karen Randall

The impression is perfect! Only the seagulls missing and yet, the fishes resembles birds in the horizon.

Ole Pedersen

Another creative work! The selection of plants represents the look of seashore very well. The layout makes me want to ask "How did you make that sea water in the center part of the tank?"

George Lo

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, backgound light 6 x T5 (blue color)
Filtration
HYDOR PRIME 30 EXTERNAL FILTERS, TETRA EX 120
Additional Information
Seachem Flourish Iron, Seachem Excel, ADA step 2
Title
Seashore
Plants
1. Crassula helmsii 2. Limnophila sp 3. Microsorium pteropus 4. Vesicularia dubyana 5. Blyxa japonica 6. Hemianthus callitrichoides 7. Rotara macrandra "Pearl" 8. Mayaca sp. 9. Eleocharis acicularis 10. Microcarpaea minima 11. Rotala sp. ''Green'' 12. Rotala rotundifolia 13. Bacopa sp. 14. Cratonneuron filicinum 15. Ludwigia sp. 16. Rotala sp. "Vietnam' 17. Bolbitis heudelotii 18. Echinodorus tenellus 19. Microsorum ''narrow'' 20. Ranunculus papulentus
Fish/Animals
1. Beckford's Pencilfish 2. Hyphessobrycon robertsi 3. Blue shrimp 4. Crossocheilus siamensis
Materials
SEACHEM FLOURITE, ADA SARAWAK SAND, Aged Wood fossil