#93: 240L Aquatic Garden: Across the River
Filipe Alves Oliveira, Porto Portugal | E-mail: faao at netcabo.pt
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Awards and Judge Comments

Best of ShowFirst Place

Fabulous! A clear winner of its category. The luxuriant growth of Ludwigia and Blyxy is just impressive and the white sand stands as a great contrast to the dark region created by shade, rocks and wood in the centre of the layout. It is my very personal view that the Rasboas have nothing to do in this otherwise fantastic layout.

Ole Pedersen

Lovely layout, skillfully executed. I just wish the L. inclinata had had time to grow up into a little more graceful shape before the photos were taken.

Karen Randall

Your tanks are always sharp and the use of Glossostigma and Blyxa are like a signature in your designs. The design is good! My comment is regarding the stem plants I think you could have use the Ludwigia "cuba" better, the plants give the impression of being recently planted. Good job!

Luis Navarro

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
121 x 41 x 55 cm (48 x 16 x 22 in)
240L (63 gallons)
Black vinyl
6 x 40w Hagen T8
Eheim 2213 External filter 440L/h
Additional Information
Elos Fase1, Fase2, K40 and Extra1. Complete Co2 system SET A with REA 30 Reactor 2b/s
Across the River
Glossostigma elatinoides, Blyxa japonica, Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata cuba, Eleocharis aciculares and Nymphaea lotus
Fish:Rasbora Arlequim,Otocinclus affinis, Paracheirodon axelrodi, Apistogramma nijsseni (couple), Crossocheilus siamensis; Invertebrate: Caridina japonica
Elos Terra small and medium (Total: 35L), white sand, rocks and wood.