#15: 450L Aquatic Garden: Foundation
Wu Kwok Fai Gary, Discovery Bay New Territories China, HK | E-mail: garywu at cau-aqua.net | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

This is a very attractive tank, though I have stated a number of times that I do not agree with the use of multiple species of moss in the same tank. While your mosses look very healty, the Hygrophila looks a little nutrient deprived.

Karen Randall

At first glance this looks like an exercise in growing a huge quantity of moss! But after further analysis the composition is very good with the covered wood and intermittant hints of Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides to break up the monotony. The large 'tree trunk' leading down to the lower wood pieces completes the 'Foundation' concept, as per your title. Excellent!

George Farmer

An invitation to fall face first into the grass on a cool summer's eve. This aquascape is best viewed up close to see the lush textures in detail.

Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
152 x 51 x 58 cm (60 x 20 x 23 in)
450L (119 gallons)
8 x Philips 24W T5HO, 10 hours per day with a break 2 hours in between
2 x Tetra P120 External Filters
1. Eleocharis acicularis 2. Eleocharis ''parvula'' sp 3. Fissidens fontanus 4. Hemianthus callitrichoides 5. Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides (maritima) 6. Hygrophila corymbosa ''Compact'' 7. Micranthemum Micranthemoides 8. Taxiphyllum sp. (Flame Moss) 9. Taxiphyllum sp. (Spiky Moss) 10. Vesicularia dubyana 11. Vesicularia sp.
Fish : Moenkhausia pittieri, Hasemania nana Invertebrate : 1. Blue shrimp 2. Neritina natalensis
Seachem Fluorite