#82: 340L Aquatic Garden
Joel Baloro, Vancouver B.C. Canada | E-mail: creative.aquatics at shaw.ca
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Awards and Judge Comments

This is a beautiful aquascape, but it is not an appropriate choice for Discus. (or vice versa) Discus like to hang out in or near the cover of branches, dritwood, etc. In the aquarium, they are also perfectly happy with tall, loosely arranged plants that they feel they can use for cover if needed. This aquascape, while beautiful, provide little cover for them. At the same time, their presence seems to be making the Rummy noses nervous, as they are hugging the Eleocharis groundcover.

Karen Randall

I am pretty sure you are the same person as the entry 75. Regatrding the fish I still think they are too big for your design. Your aquascape is good your plants could be trimmed to have nice size stem plant bunches, I like your foreground.

Luis Navarro

A nice and simple layout which I would not mind hosting in my own living room. Good attempt indeed.

Ole Pedersen

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 46 x 61 cm (48 x 18 x 24 in)
Volume
340L (90 gallons)
Background
black cardboard
Lighting
4x65 watt 6700k compact flourescent and 28 watt t5 colormax @ 10 hours/day
Filtration
Eheim 2028 Pro
Additional Information
9 watt UV sterilizer Turbo-Twist on timer with lights; 10 lb co2 compressed co2 @ 2 bubbles/second
Plants
1)Bolbitis heudelotii 2)Cryptocoryne wendtii 3)Echinodorus pariflorus 'Tropica' 4)Eleocharis acicularis 5)Eustralis stellata 6)Hygrophila corymbosa 'Compacta' 7)Microsorium pteropus 'Tropica' 8)Rotala macrandra 9)Rotala rotundifolia 10)Rotala spec.
Fish/Animals
2 Crossocheilus siamensis, 14 Hemigrammus bleheri, 1 Otocinclus affinis, 8 Paracheirodon axelrodi, 6 Symphysodon aequifasciatus, 9 Cardina japonica, lots of Melanoides tuberculata .
Materials
40 kg of Red Sea Flora Base, 6 pieces of iron wood