#45: 430L Aquatic Garden: HKCC Jungle Gym
Michael G.W. Wong, Hong Kong Hong Kong | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

This is an eye-catching tank with an unusual look. I like waht you've done with the plants and the rockwork. I think, however, that your many species of brightly colored fish (who don't school together since they are different types of fish) pull the eye away from the work you've done on the aquascape.

Karen Randall

Very bold design in terms of composition and use of colour, but it works very well indeed! Your pruning and plant maintenance is clearly excellent but I would have like to see less emptiness on the left. I think fewer species of fish would have suited the layout better. These are minor niggles to what is an excellent aquascape. Very well done!

George Farmer

A lush tribute to good grooming. With pleasure, the viewer's eye is led over gently rolling hills and dales.

Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
120 x 60 x 60 cm (47 x 24 x 24 in)
430L (114 gallons)
T5HO (54W x 8) - 11 Hours per day
Tetra EX120 Canister Filter x 2, JBL 5 Watt UV Light, Water Chiller
Additional Information
Tropica AquaCare Plant Nutrient, ADA Brighty K, Seachem Flourish Trace..... Pressurized CO2 System (11 Hours per day) 2 bubbles per second..... pH 5.2 - 5.8, KH 3, GH 2dH..... 300g Water Softener Resin added into filter (replaced every two weeks)
HKCC Jungle Gym
1) Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba", 2) Rotala macrandra sp "Mini", 3) Bacopa sp from Japan, 4) Blyxa japonica, 5) Limnophila sp "Mini"
Cardinal Tetra, Lambchop Rasbora, Galaxy Rasbora, Silver Tipped Tetra, Ember Tetra, Gold Ram sp, White Cloud Mountain Minnow, Glowlight Danio, Rummy Nose Tetra, Panda Tetra, Otocinclus vittatus, Neritina Spiky Snail, Super Red Cherry Shrimp, Orange Shrimp, Amano Shrimp, Dwarf Pleco sp, SAE
ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia II, JBL Aqua Basis Bottom Fertilizer, ADA Bacter 100, ADA Clear Super, ADA Tourmaline BC, Penac P, Penac W, Shou Stones