#57: 216L Aquatic Garden: Playing in the green glade
Tuta Sorin, Bucharest Romania
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Awards and Judge Comments

Very attractive tank, with good use of open space. It's a shame that your lovely Hemmianthus lawn stops at mid-tank though. Can you trim the taller plants on the right back, so it has light and room to spread all the way across?

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
120 x 40 x 45 cm (47 x 16 x 18 in)
216L (57 gallons)
Black paper background.
4X36W T8 fluorescent (2X Philips TLD 965; 1 Philips Aquarelle; 1 Osram flora).
External canister Tetratec EX700.
Additional Information
Chiller set for 25C; CO2 with pressurized system and pH controller set for pH 6,5. Aquamedic Terralit substrate under the gravel. Liquid fertilization from JBL (Ferropol) and substrate addition of Dennerle E15(tablets) and Dennerle Pflanzengold -7 in the water. Macronutrients added for a target levels of 10ppm nitrates, 0,25-0,5ppm phosphates. Iron levels 0,25-0,5ppm. KH=5; GH=10-12.
Playing in the green glade
Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba"; Blyxa japonica; Cryptocoryne willisii; Microsorium pteropus "narrow"; Echinodorus 'Aquartica'; Rotala sp. Nanjenshan; Pogostemon stellata; Micranthemum umbrosum; Micranthemum micranthemoides; Bacopa caroliniana; Rotala macrandra; Didiplis diandra; Anubias barteri nana and coffeefolia; Eriocaulon setaceum
Hemigrammus bleheri 12 ; Hyphessobrycon innesi 8; Hyphessobrycon flammeus 4; Crossocheilus siamensis 5;
Two driftwoods, small decorative rocks.