#135: 96L Aquatic Garden
Grzegorz Pikuła, Tychy śląskie Polska | E-mail: g.pikula at wp.pl
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Awards and Judge Comments

Very nice layout. While Alternanthera is a striking plant, it is hard to use in the aquascape, as it tends to look a little harsh and coarse, as it does here. Try replacing it with something a little more subtle, and I think your layout will be even stronger.

Karen Randall

The eleocharis section makes the rest of the tank feel messy. The alternanthera stands out a bit much and seems to be swallowed up by the other plants. The Didiplis and rotundifolia are well groomed and compliment each other well in this scape.

Tony Gomez

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
74 x 29 x 45 cm (29 x 11 x 18 in)
Volume
96L (25 gallons)
Background
Biogrunt Planta Active
Lighting
2x T5 24 W Phillips 865 (front) 2x T5 8 W Phillips Aquarelle (side) 1x T8 18W Phillips Aquarelle (back)
Filtration
external filter JBL CP 250 700l/h.+ eheim prefilter
Plants
1. Lilaeopsis novae-zealandiae 2. Blyxa japonica 3. X-mass moss 4. Eleocharis acicularis 5. Java moss 6. Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov' 7. Microsorum pteropus 8. Didiplis diandra 9. Vallisneria nana 10. Rotala rotundifolia (indica) 11. Fontinalis antipyretica L. 12. Alternanthera reineckii roseafolia 13. Micranthemum umbrosum
Fish/Animals
25x Paracheirodon innesi 4 x Black molly 6 x Otocinclus affinis 10 x Caridina japonica ~30 x Caridina cf. babulti ~30 x Neocaridina heteropoda var. red (red cherry, fire red)
Materials
african driftwood