#68: 8L Aquatic Garden: SHAKKEI
Graeme Stephen Edwards, Barnston Wirral England | E-mail: moodymoos at hotmail.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

I love this nano! the shakkei composition is I think good. Iwagumi is extremely hard not only hardscape but the maintenance reflect the skill of the designer, and you are good! Navarro

Luis Navarro

The two stones leaning against each other gives "expression" and life to the stones. It temps one to seek for a deeper metaphorical meaning. Well done!

George Lo

What a lovely accent to your room! I like your layout and the arrangement of your rocks. It is a shame, however, that the stand of Rotala & Mayaca hasn't grown in a little thicker. As it is, it interrupts the view of the Eleocharis in front of the rocks. A denser growth there (better yet, with a darker colored plant) or no plants there at all might work better.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
20 x 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 x 7.9 in)
8L (2 gallons)
20W halogen spot lamp delivered by the tropica light arm which is on for 6 hours a day.
AquaVital 160 Hang on filter. First through a coarse sponge then a fine sponge then through filter wool next through carbon pads and finally through SERA Syporax Bio media.
Additional Information
50% Water changes every 3rd day with dechlorinated tap water. 10 drops of Nutrafin PlantGrow every other day. C02 @ 1 bubble per second through a FishVet glass diffuser giving me 30ppm of Co2 during lights on.
Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba'' . Vesicularia dubyana. Riccia fluitans. Rotala sp. ''Nanjenshan'' (''Mayaca sellowiana''). Eleocharis acicularis .
JBL Aqua-basis 1cm layer at the base. Normal pea Gravel 3cm layered over the top. Hand collected rocks from the south of England.