#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)
Volume
68L (18 gallons)
Background
none
Lighting
2x 55w PC
Filtration
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.
Title
Hau Coast, a Hawai'i Coastline
Plants
Micranthemum umbrossum, Echinodorus tenellus, Bacopa australis, Heteranthera zosterfolia, Rotala rotundifolia "green"
Fish/Animals
Emerald Rasbora, Sparkling Gourami, Checkerboard cichlid, Botia sidthimunki, Neocaridina denticulata (wild form)
Materials
Lava Rock, ADA Nile Sand, ADA Aquasoil Amazonia