#20: 57L Aquatic Garden: Syrah
Filipe Alves Oliveira, Porto Matosinhos Portugal | E-mail: faao at netcabo.pt | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

First Place

This is one of those tanks that people are going to love or hate... I love it! I've seen a number of people try to simulate trees, and it usually doesn't work well. You've done a wonderful job!!!

Karen Randall

Very creative idea! I think this tank give unforgettable memory in peoples' mind!

Justin Law

It is one I know and a good breakaway from the traditional. The tree is obviously the highlight, and well done at that. Strangely, this is one of the few scapes where an incompletely grown in "foreground" is preferred. I am not, however a fan of the moss plantlife in your stream. At least in its bushy state, it takes away more than it gives.

Tony Gomez

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
56 x 35 x 30 cm (22 x 14 x 12 in)
57L (15 gallons)
White Background light
3 x 24w T5 - 8.000k
Aquaclear 25
Additional Information
Fertilization: ELOS Fase1, Fase2 and K40; TPA: 20% a week
Vesicularia dubyana, Eleocharis Aciculares, Hemianthus callitrichoides ”Cuba” and Blyxa japonica
Fish:Badis bengalensis; Invertebrate: Neocaridina denticulata sinensis var red
Substrate: Elos Terra 12L; Rocks: schist; Branch Wood (DIY)and White sand for decoration