#165: 65L Aquatic Garden: My Aquatic Garden
Paul Byham, Reservoir Victoria Australia | E-mail: plbyham at bigpond.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

The wild and unkempt appearance reminds me of an overgrown thicket. The overall effect is pleasant but I feel the eclectic fish and generous fish stocking does little to enhance the layout.

George Farmer

This looks like a tank that is very enjoyable for its owner. But in terms of aquascaping, it is too much of a "collector's tank" with too many species of both plants and fish. That said, it is a lovely planted community tank.

Karen Randall

Aquascaping purists think of livestock only as a secondary enhancement to the plant design. The fish serve only to give life and movement to the layout. They should never distract from the overall impression. Your fish, in of themselves, are lovely, but their sheer abundance, size, and variety disconnect them from their surroundings. Hone your plant organizing and trimming skills and your aquascape will improve.

Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
60 x 30 x 68 cm (24 x 12 x 27 in)
65L (17 gallons)
Blue Painted
2x 55w AH CF. Total 110w
Eheim 2213 external canister
Additional Information
Pressurised Co2, EI dosing, 50% weekly water change. Tank underwent a major rescape 10th August 2008.
My Aquatic Garden
Flame moss, Peacock moss, Glossostigma, Blyxa japonica, Riccia, Rotala - green, wallichii & macranda, Java - narrow & wendelov, Didiplis diandra, Cryptocoryne wendtii & willisii, Micranthenum umbrosum, Mayaca, Tonina.
16 Cardinal tetras, 8 Rummynose tetras, 4 Skull Ck Maccullochi, 4 M.Praecox, 2 Dwarf Gourami, 3 Otocinclus, 2 Striped Kuhli loaches, 9 Red Cherry Shrimp
Seachem flourite, 2 pieces of driftwood and river stones.