#99: 76L Aquatic Garden: The Edge
Vladimir Zhurov, London ON Canada
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Awards and Judge Comments

This is obviously a well maintained, sparkling tank. It is also impaccably presented. However for a good Iwagumi design, the rocks must be placed in strong relationship to each other. In this tank they are too regularly spaced, with the front row almost looking lined up. The very different color of the right rear stone, and the fact that it leads the eye out of the tank is also unfortunate. Finally, while I love Endler's, there are just too many of them in this tank. It looks like a swarm rather than a school.

Karen Randall

This is layout really is! Iwagumi is hard to judge because you need to knoww and understand the concept. Now, just bear with me what if you rock group on the right side was a little more isolated from the left and the substrate in the back was higher to to add more depth? I'm just giving you an idea beacause I like you work so much! this plus maybe less fish?? no matter what I think you did an excellent job!

Luis Navarro

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
61 x 30 x 41 cm (24 x 12 x 16 in)
76L (20 gallons)
black cardboard
approx. 45 W (2x 15W 2x ODNO)
Aquaclear Mini HOB filter
Additional Information
lighting - 8 hours/day, DIY CO2, EI dosing, dusting of peat moss on the bottom
The Edge
Eleocharis acicularis
Poecilia wingei (Endler's livebearer), Physa sp. and MTS snails
quartz "Decor" sand, petrified wood