#83: 180L Aquatic Garden: Swan
Massimo Faberi, Villanuova sul Clisi (Brescia) Italy | E-mail: shalin at alice.it | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

I'm not bigon topiary, but if you are going to do it, it needs to look enough like the subject matter tha we don't need to have the shape pointed out to us graphically. Unfortuantely, while the plants in this tank look healthy and well cared for, the layout doesn't stand on it's own, and atleast to me, it certainly doesn't look much like a swan either. I'm sure it was a fun experiment, but I'm betting you have the skills to put together a better balanced, more attractive layout.

Karen Randall

This is different and the compositionis worked around the designers idea. My only comment is the regarding the foreground I am sure if it was just a little short,the roots of the stem plants as well as the moss where trimmed better for the sake of the picture the swan will look even better!

Luis Navarro

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
45 x 90 x 45 cm (18 x 35 x 18 in)
180L (48 gallons)
ADA Aqua Screen Clear Blue
4 x 35 W T5 Neon, 10 hours/day
External filter
Additional Information
C02: 2 bubbles/sec. Fertilization: ADA Brighty K, ADA ECA, ADA Step 3, ADA Green Brighty Special LIGHTS.
Riccia fluitans, Vesicularia Dubyana, Blyxa japonica, Rotala macrandra, Micranthemum umbrosum, Rotala wallichii, Rotala sp. "Nanjenshan"
15 Xiphophorus Maculatus, 5 Otocinclus affinis, 4 Crossocheilus siamensis, 4 Barbus conchonius, 15 Caridina japonica
ADA Power Sand, ADA Aqua Soil Malaya