#51: 295L Aquatic Garden: Kahuna's Revenge
Stephen G. Colley, Wesport CT USA | E-mail: stephen.g at colley.org
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Awards and Judge Comments

I like your layout very much. But I think your choice of white background with the white sand is too much, both for the eye and for your Discus. I don't know if it is always lit this way, or if it was just for the photos, but the Discus are clearly trying to avoid the brightness. Speaking of Discus, I think I count 7? That's an awfully heavy fish load for a tank of this size.

Karen Randall

I find this creation a bit too open. I believe a much better effect would have been achieved if the background had been dark since it would provide the necessary contrast to the white sand and the open layout.

Ole Pedersen

Your layout is good the plants are in good condition it seems that you touched up the foreground before the picture, try doing it at list a week before the picture that way the water will clear up. One comment only, your fish are beautiful, they just don't belong to your composition not the size or the species. Just picture a shoal of African tetras and some Pelvicachromis instead and you may understad my point of view. Very nice!

Luis Navarro

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 46 x 56 cm (48 x 18 x 22 in)
Volume
295L (78 gallons)
Background
none
Lighting
54w T5 HO 10,000K and 54w T5 HO 6,700K
Filtration
Eheim 2026 (950 l/h)
Additional Information
Daily dosing: 12 drops ADA ECA, 1.3 ml ADA Green Brighty, 25ml solution of K2SO4 (equivilent to 2.5 ppm K). Pressurized CO2 injection to 35 ppm. 20% daily water change.
Title
Kahuna's Revenge
Plants
Anubias barteri, Anubias barteri var. nana, Anubias barteri var. nana petite, Crinum calamistratum, Cryptocoryne crispatula var. Balansae, Marsilea minuta, Vesicularia fasciculata
Fish/Animals
40 Otocinclus vittatus 50 Caridina japonica 70 Paracheirodon simulans 8 Symphysodon spp.
Materials
ADA Aquasoil substrate on top of ADA Powersand special with borders of ADA Bright Sand. Moss and Anubias planted on over 20" of driftwood scaffolding.