#16: 68L Aquatic Garden: Hau Coast, a Hawai'i Coastline
Steven Tet Wei Toshio Chong, Honolulu HI USA | E-mail: schong09 at mckenna.edu | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Interesting concept, and a nice tank. I liked your rock work in the drawing better than the final result, though. The stones have a random "loose" appearance.

Karen Randall

This is an interesting transition between a nature scape and a natural scape. I think you did a good job of capturing the coastline without making it feel forced. The slightly wild tenellus and sand on rocks add a nice quality to the theme.

Tony Gomez

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
60 x 30 x 36 cm (24 x 12 x 14 in)
68L (18 gallons)
2x 55w PC
EHEIM 2213
Additional Information
Hau trees are a type of Hibiscus plant, and so are a giant bush with branches atangle and dense green foliage. They hug the coast-lines and river ways in many places in Hawai'i. This aquascape was meant to imitate this by using Micranthemum umbrossum.
Hau Coast, a Hawai'i Coastline
Micranthemum umbrossum, Echinodorus tenellus, Bacopa australis, Heteranthera zosterfolia, Rotala rotundifolia "green"
Emerald Rasbora, Sparkling Gourami, Checkerboard cichlid, Botia sidthimunki, Neocaridina denticulata (wild form)
Lava Rock, ADA Nile Sand, ADA Aquasoil Amazonia