#147: 90L Aquatic Garden: When the rocks flow.
Luis Carlos Galarraga, Sao Paulo Sao Paulo Brazil | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Brilliant rockwork! It is good to see the 'before' photos too - thank you. Composition is excellent, as is fish and plant choice. Superb job!

George Farmer

Your hardscape is stunning, and I love the progression of plants from the fore through mid-ground. I think I'd prefer something a bit softer behind your rockwork, however. I also find the sharply defined strip of exposed gravel on either end of the tank to be a distraction to the eye. The hard part is done in this tank... fantastic structure and solid fore/mid ground. A few tweaks would put the icing on the cake!

Karen Randall

A nice placement of some very interesting rocks.

Bob Vivian

The arrangement of the stones is very energetic and favorable. But, using white sand around the stones isn't quite tasteful. Instead, I prefer to see more aquatic plants there because they will promote a sense of stability in this aquascape.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
90 x 25 x 40 cm (35 x 9.8 x 16 in)
90L (24 gallons)
Black cart.
2x Arcadia Original Tropical 30W + 2x Arcadia Freshwater 30W - 8 hours/day
2x Eheim Ecco 2234 in-line assembled.
Additional Information
Substrate: ADA bacter 100, ADA Penac W, ADA Tourmaline BC, ADA Clear Super, Tropica Plant Substrate. Fertilization: Tropica Plant Nutrition +, 1 ml daily ADA Brighty K, 3 ml daily, ADA ECA 30 drops weekly. CO2: Pressurized system, 2 bubbles per second 30% water change per week.
When the rocks flow.
Riccia fluitans, Eleocharis minima, Eleocharis vivipara, Echinodorus tenellus "Amano", Hemianthus calitrichoides "Cuba".
50 Paracheirodon simulans and 3 Crossocheilus siamensis.
Black granite rocks and fine river gravel.