#219: 340L Aquatic Garden: Can I Come Too?
Don Smolev, Scarsdale New York USA | E-mail: don.smolev at themarcongroup.net
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Awards and Judge Comments

Quite an attractive tank, with a lovely group of angels. The L inclinata 'Cuba' doesn't look very robust though. You might want to replace it with something else if it doesn't grow well in your conditions. I also like natural shapes and informal designs both in gardens and aquaria.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 46 x 61 cm (48 x 18 x 24 in)
340L (90 gallons)
Black paper affixed to exterior of aquarium
6x65W fluorescents, 11 hours daily
"wet/dry" sump
Additional Information
Aquarium was replanted and restocked in January after a 3-day loss of electricity in December resulted in the death of fish and meltdown of plants. I recently added Blyxa which has not fully rooted and planted Rotala which has not been trimmed as of date of photos. I personally do not favor the look of tightly trimmed tanks (they may make good photos but are boring to my eye). I've tried to design the aquarium the way I design my gardens with an "English" garden appearance -- informal yet organized and interesting.
Can I Come Too?
Cryptocoryne retrospiralis, C. lutea, C. lucens, Echinodorus 'Oriental', E. 'Kleiner Bar', Hygrophila polysperma, H. difformis, Crinum calimistrum, Sagittaria subulata, Ludwigia arcuata, L. inclinata var. verticillata cuba, Limnophila hippuroides, Blyxa japonica, Didiplis diandra, Rotala rotundifolia
Five Pterophyllum scalare (wild), 30 Hemigrammus bleheri, Four Corydoras panda, Two C. julii, Eight Otocinclus sp.
Lava rock, driftwood, Flourite, commercial gravel (fine overlaid by larger)