#187: 250L Aquatic Garden: Shore Lands
Kemal Saka, Ankara Turkey | E-mail: sakamk at hotmail.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

While this is not a photography contest, we need to be able to see a tank clearly in order to judge it fairly. This tank is just so dark that it impossible to evaluate it. Sorry!

Karen Randall

From the photograph it appears your plants are in poor health.

George Farmer

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
100 x 50 x 50 cm (39 x 20 x 20 in)
250L (66 gallons)
Black filmstrip background
MH1 + MH2 combination applied. Lighting Consumption: 0.5 Watt/Liter. Lighting Fixture: Handled as a “DIY“ project. Fotoperiod: 8 Hours/Day= MH1; 6 Hours/Day= MH2
Biological Filter: Not used Mechanical Filter: External Filter (Eheim Echo Canister 2236)
Additional Information
Date of Establishment: Oct. 2006, Aeration Pump: Not used, Heater: Not used, Circulation Pump: 1 x 300Lt/Hour (Eheim Compact 1000), Co2 enrichment: Handled as a “DIY“ project (Active reactor), Macro Fertilization: Handled with “DIY” mixtures, Micro Fertilization: “Easy Life Pro” (commercial), Co2 Source: Computerized, pressurized CO2 system, Water change: Weekly %20, PH: 6.50 – 6.62 (digital reading), KH: 3-7 dH (by Tetra), GH: 16-20 dH (by Tetra), Co2: 25-35ppm (by JBL) + KH/pH table, O2: Day: 12ppm, Night: 7ppm (by JBL), NO3: 10-20ppm (by Sera), Fe: 0.1-0.6 ppm (by JBL), Water temperature: 20-27C.
Shore Lands
Lilaeopsis carolinensis, Microsorum pteropus, Hygrophila difformis
100 Xiphophorus maculatus, 10 Chery shrimp, 6 sae, 20 Trigonostigma heteromorpha
Black sand and driftwood applied.