#58: 291L Aquatic Garden: A Touch of Dutch
Herbert Hui, Vancouver British Columbia Canada
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Awards and Judge Comments

This is an attractive tank with a soft, lacy feel. But it could use a little stronger design and structure.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 41 x 61 cm (48 x 16 x 24 in)
Volume
291L (77 gallons)
Background
black cardboards
Lighting
two 21" 55watts 9325k compact fluorescent bulbs for 8 hours & two 21" 65watts 6700k compact fluorescent bulbs for peak 5 hours.
Filtration
eheim pro II 2026 canister filter.
Additional Information
tank was set up in Jan 2006. two power heads located separately at back corners of the tank, each pushing pressurized co2 at 1bps. Alternate dosings of macro and micro nutrients both three times a week, and 50% water change weekly on the 7th day.
Title
A Touch of Dutch
Plants
1.rotala rotundifolia 2.hemianthus micranthemoides (pearl weed) 3.bacopa caroliniana 4.mayaca green sp 5.bolbitis heulelotii (african fern) 6.hygrophila corymbosa 'siamensis' 7.ludwigia repens 8.microsorum pteropus 'windelov' 9.cryptocoryne wendtii 10.hydrocotyle verticillata (whorled pennywort) 11.anubias barteri var 'nana' 12a. echinodorus sp 12b. baby echinodous: runner plant from 12a 13.samolus parviflorus (water cabbage) 14.eleocharis acicularis (dwarf hairgrass) 15.lysimachia nummularia 'aurea' (creeping jenny)
Fish/Animals
35 cardinal tetras, 9 sterbai and 3 panda corydoras, 4 siamese algae eaters, and dozens of red cherry shrimps.
Materials
eco-complete substrate, 5 pieces of driftwoods.