#103: 216L Aquatic Garden: Impression - orange touch
Sorin Tuta, Bucharest Romania
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Awards and Judge Comments

I like the basic layout of this tank, and you have created a pleasing little path to draw the eye in. However, the red plant on the left (I think it's the R. macrandra, though I can't tell for sure from the photo) looks to be struggling in this position. And the tiny spot of bright red (though I suspect this has been voer-saturated a bit) is jarring to the eye. The Cabomba Furcata is robust and healthy, but needs a little more shape.

Karen Randall

Good composition and I like the tiny dash of red with the Rotala macrandra on the left. I feel the red Cambomba is not really dense enough to provide the balance with the fullness of the planting in remainder of the layout.

George Farmer

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
120 x 40 x 45 cm (47 x 16 x 18 in)
Volume
216L (57 gallons)
Background
dark blue backgound paper
Lighting
4X54W T5 fluorescent lights, (JBL 4000k and 9000k)
Filtration
External canister Tetratec EX700.
Additional Information
Presurized CO2, pH 6,6; KH=4-5; GH=6; NO3=10ppm; PO4=1-2ppm, Dupla root, Dupla plant, Dupla plant 24
Title
Impression - orange touch
Plants
1.Hemianthus callitrichoides “Cuba”, 2.Glossostigma elatinoides, 3.Eleocharis parvula, 4.Blyxa japonica; 5.Cryptocoryne willisii; 6.Cryptocoryne wendtii „Green Gecko”, 7.Eriocaulon setaceum; 8.Ludwigia arcuata 9.Microsorium pteropus "narrow" & Windelow; ; 10.Pogostemon helferi, ; 11.Micranthemum umbrosum; 12.Rotala rotundifolia sp, 13.Rotala macrandra; 14.Didiplis diandra; 15.Cyperus helferi; 16.Anubias barteri nana petit, ; 17.Cabomba furcata (piauhyensis)18. Vesicularia dubyana, 19. Christmas moss.
Fish/Animals
Hemigrammus bleheri 16 ; Hyphessobrycon innesi 6,
Materials
ADA Aquasoil Malaya substrate, driftwoods, stones;