#44: 102L Aquatic Garden: Symphony Under the Sun
Michael G.W. Wong, Hong Kong Hong Kong | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Lovely tank. I like the type of rock you ahve chosen, but try to arrange them a little less symetrically. As it is, your path, and the rock it leads to divide the tank in half, interrupting the eye's flow from one side of the tank to the other.

Karen Randall

A pleasing layout with effective use textures and colours. I think the composition would improve if the upright rock at the end of the path was removed.

George Farmer

A skilled plantsman is at work here. This aquascape makes a very pleasant impression. The layout, however, has some issues. The opposing lean of the rocks scatters and unsettles the viewer's eye. The central stone, the focal point, is, perhaps, too stark and upright. Keeping in mind the one third, two thirds "rule" on focal point placement, this rock could be shifted to one side. I personally object to rocks of differing colors and geological eras in the same aquascape. Think of what Mother Nature would do. The dominant rocks along the ridge are too similar in size. Is uniformity natural?

Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
229 x 97 x 76 cm (90 x 38 x 30 in)
102L (27 gallons)
T5HO (39W x 4) - 9 Hours per day
Kotobuki PowerBox 90 Canister Filter, AquaClear PowerHead 30 Undergravel Filtration
Additional Information
ADA Brightly K, ADA ECA, ADA Green Gain, Tropica AquaCare Plant Nutrient, Seachem Flourish Trace, Seachem NPK, Ferka Bottom Fertilizers..... Pressurized CO2 System (9 Hours per day) 2 bubbles per second..... 150g Water Softener Resin added into filter (replaced every two weeks)..... pH 6.0 - 6.5, KH 3, GH 2dH
Symphony Under the Sun
1) Myriophyllum matogrossense, 2) Vesicularia sp. ''Christmas Moss'', 3) Ludwigia arcuata
White Cloud Mountain Minnow, Amano Shrimp, Red Cherry Shrimp, Orange Shrimp, Dwarf Pleco sp, Otocinclus affinis, Dwarf Pleco, Neritina Ruby Snail, Neritina Spiky Snail, Whiptail Catfish
ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia, ADA Bright Sand, Elos Bottom Mineral... Driftwood, ADA Pebbles, Shou Stones.