#225: 270L Aquatic Garden: Verdant Blades
Ben Nichols, Castle Hill NSW Australia | E-mail: ben at phonesnoopa.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

Lovely planted community tank. I'm a sucker for Congo tetras; one of the most elegant schooling fish IMO. Your layout is a bit of a jumble, howeer, with no clear design or focal point. One thing that would help immediately would be to move the lggy stem plants that pop up out of the midground further back, and use a larger number of stems of each.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
120 x 45 x 50 cm (47 x 18 x 20 in)
270L (71 gallons)
black cloth
3 x 30w flourescant t8 2 x 55w compact flourescant
1 jebao canister (1200 lph) 1 fluval 405 (900 lph)
Additional Information
used JBL Aquabasis in the substrate, fermented C02 injected with a large powerhead, Aquasonic liquid fertilisers, KNO3, KHC03, flourish excel and a touch of (NH4)2SO4 to tweak it
Verdant Blades
Echinodorus tenellus,Hygrophila corymbosa , Hygrophila corymbosa giant var, Hygrophila corymbosa compact var, hygrophilia salicifolia, Hygrophila polysperma (sunset), Valisneria Gigantia, Java Moss, Plagiomnium affine, Cryptocoryne undulatus, Cryptocoryne becketii, Cryptocoryne wendtii Mi Oya- Red, Cryptocoryne Balanse, Cryptocoryne affinis, Cryptocorne Blassi, Microsorium pteropus, Scarlet Ludwigia, Anubius barteri, Anubias Barteri nana, Anubius afzeli
8 Phenacogrammus interruptus,5 Crossocheilus siamensis, 7 Kryptopterus bicirrhis, plecos: L066 L333, L002, 2 Platydoras Costatus, 3 Botia lohachata, 4 Gastromyzon borneensis, 6 Macrognathus siamensis
3 pieces of malaysian driftwood, black silica substrate, fossilised wood and black river stones