#203: 8L Aquatic Garden: Endler's tranquillity
Renato Ivanović, Zagreb Croatia | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

A lovely low-maintenance aquascape. Well done there! However, the nice HC carpet lacks interest and provides no pleasing transistion to the planted piece of wood that looks a little odd with its inverted 'U' shape.

George Farmer

While this is a pleasant looking tank, there are signs of nutrient and/or CO2 deficiency in the leaves of both the Anubias & Microsorum, and the Hemianthus looks stunted. This is a lot of fish for such a small tank, even when the fish are as small as Endler's. It's also a little barren for this type of fish, which are more comfortable with small-leafed vegetation ot pick though, and in which the fry can hide.

Karen Randall

The arched driftwood with ferns is very effective. It provides a distinctive focal point and is a good feature to build a creative 'scape around. However, the arch needs to be anchored better with plants (crypts?)or hardscape. It lacks a sense of belonging and that is a detraction. The foreground is boring and lacks character. Add plants with more height that lead the eye toward the arch and make it more a part of the overall.

Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
30 x 17 x 23 cm (12 x 6.7 x 9.1 in)
8L (2 gallons)
2 x pl 11w
hang on filter hagen aquaclear 20
Additional Information
without CO2 system, only micro elements and liquid carbo daily
Endler's tranquillity
Hemianthus callitrichoides "cuba", Microsorium sp., Anubias barteri nana "Petite"
25 x Endler's guppy, 10 x Neocaridina denticulata sinensis "red"
soil + peat + black gravel, mangro driftwood