#197: 60L Aquatic Garden: Vortex
Samuel Bouziat, Marcilly en Villette Loiret France | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

A nice island design that is very striking! The 'v' foreground formation is interesting but I feel it could have been executed more effecively by using an open area perhaps.

George Farmer

Pretty, lush tank, beautifully maintained. However the design is a little static, with both the central mound and the little "valley" below it too centered. The tank is visually divided in half. Visually, this is a lot of fish for this tank, even if the tank is capable of supporting the bioload.

Karen Randall

I regret that the design skills here do not match the obviously high plant growing skills. I cannot take my eyes off that unfortunate knot of red at dead center. Additional rocks, boldly placed to cradle the plant mass more would be effective. The abrupt, V shaped depression serves only as a distraction.

Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
60 x 30 x 35 cm (24 x 12 x 14 in)
Volume
60L (16 gallons)
Lighting
3*18W 2 Osram biolux (6500K) + 1 Sylvania aquastar (10000K)
Filtration
Eden 501 (300L/H)
Additional Information
Substrate : tropica aquacare + seachem flourite Fertilization : Flourish, Flourish Iron, Flourish excel, Green gain, ECA, Phyton gin, Brighty K
Title
Vortex
Plants
1 : Utricularia gramminifolia 2 : Hemianthus callitrichoides cuba 3 : Blyxa japonica 4 : Pogostemon helferi 5 : Ludwigia repens 6 : Ludwigia natans 7 : Hemianthus micranthemoides 8 : Rotala sp. nanjenshan 9 : Ludwigia arcuata 10 : Rotala sp. green 11 : Didiplis diandra 12 : Micranthenum umbrosum 13 : Rotala indica
Fish/Animals
10 Bororas maculatus 20 Rasboras hengeli 5 Pseudoepiplaty annulatus 50 Neocaridina heteropoda (Red cherry)
Materials
rocks (petrified wood)