#48: 270L Aquatic Garden: Blossom of Spring
Kam Wong, Hong Kong Hong Kong | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Nicely designed, very formal layout style and the tank is beautifully maintained. I'm not a fan of "fancy" fish varieties in an aquascape, especially a formal one like this, as they draw attention away from the planting.

Karen Randall

Impressive use of colourful stem plants that are clearly well-maintained. The layout is well-balanced but I feel the two main groups of green stems (Eriocaulaceae?) towards the centre appear a little too symmetrical. Overall, very nice job!

George Farmer

A very pretty display of contrasting colors and plant forms. This is the work of a skilled plantsman.

Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
120 x 45 x 50 cm (47 x 18 x 20 in)
270L (71 gallons)
Black Posterboard
T5HO (54W x 8) - 10 Hours per day
Tetra EX120 Canister Filter with Water Chiller and JBL 5watt UV Light
Additional Information
ADA Brightly K, Tropica AquaCare Plant Nutrient, Seachem Flourish Trace, Seachem NPK, Ferka Bottom Fertilizers....Pressurized CO2 System (10 Hours per day) 3 bubbles per second.... 150g Water Softener Resin added into filter (replaced every two weeks)
Blossom of Spring
1) Micranthemum umbrosum, 2) Ludwigia ovalis sp "Red", 3) Blyxa japonica, 4) Eriocaulaceae sp, 5) Ludwigia sp "Cuba", 6) Riccia sp "Dwarf", 7) Vesicularia sp. ''Christmas Moss'', 8) Ludwigia Arcuata, 9) Rotala macrandra sp "Green"
Albino Blue-Eyed Neon, Red White Swordtail, Bentosi Tetra, Red Phantom Tetra, Red-Eyed Tetra, Dwarf Pleco, SAE, Otocinclus vittatus, Neritina Ruby Snail, Amano Shrimp, Super Red Cherry Shrimp, Orange Shrimp
ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia II, ADA Bright Sand, JBL AquaBasis Bottom Fertilizer, ADA Bacter 100, ADA Clear Super, ADA Tourmaline BC, Penac P, Penac W, Driftwood, Wood Stones, ADA Riccia Stones