#176: 135L Aquatic Garden: Made in the shade
Sylvain Van Waerebeke, Argenteuil France | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Lovely tank. Beautiful form; well chosen, well placed hardscape and very nice choice of plants and fish. Really nicely done!

Karen Randall

Very nice low-light and low-maintenance layout. I feel the strong rockwork would benefit from some stronger use of wood for balance. The black hole in the centre of the aquascape would benefit from some more rocks and/or planting - Anubias, perhaps? Overall, it's well done.

George Farmer

A beautifully composed aquascape. The "naturalness" of this photo entry might have benefitted if the mosses and Bolbitis had been allowed to grow out more, especially in the left side. That's a minor complaint in an otherwise artful display.

Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
100 x 30 x 45 cm (39 x 12 x 18 in)
Volume
135L (36 gallons)
Background
Simple black
Lighting
1x30w fluorescent tube 6500°K
Filtration
Internal filter with 400 l/h pump
Additional Information
Fertilization : PMDD + Tropica Aquacare - Homemade nutritive substrate.
Title
Made in the shade
Plants
Anubia barteri var. nana "petite" - Bolbitis heudelotii - Christmas moss - Cryptocoryne parva - Cryptocoryne undulata "red" - Microsorum pteropus "narrow leaves" - Vallisneria nana
Fish/Animals
18 Rasbora espei - 5 Rasbora brigittae - Neocaridina sp. "Red cherry"
Materials
Rocks - Branchy driftwood