#52: 227L Aquatic Garden: Pursuit of Longevity
Roy H. Deki, Chandler AZ U.S.A.
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Awards and Judge Comments

Very nice aquascape. However, the large stand of Ludwigia is a bit overwhelming and the the left end of the tank looks a bit sparse at this point in time.

Karen Randall

Superb aquascape in all aspects! Excellent plant and fish choice, composition, effective use of hardscape with interesting open and full areas. I can see this layout just getting better with age and so the title is very appropriate. My only niggle is that the focal red Ludwigia is perhaps a little to central, but does little to detract from an overall very impressive piece. Very well done indeed!

George Farmer

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 41 x 41 cm (48 x 16 x 16 in)
227L (60 gallons)
2 x 48" Coralife T-5 Freshwater Double light strips 2 x 24" Coralife T-5 Freshwater Double light strips. Total wattage is 168 50% 6700k and 50% "colormax"
2 x Eheim Ecco Comfort Canister Filter- 2236
Additional Information
Pressurized C02 @ 3 BPS
Pursuit of Longevity
Cryptocoryne parva, Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae, Cryptocoryne x willisii, Cryptocoryne blassi, Hemianthus callitrichoides, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Eleocharis parvula, Marselia minuta, Anubias "petite' nana, Bolbitis heudelotii, Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow', Ludwigia arcuata, Vesicularia dubyana 'Christmas', Blyxa japonica.
60 Barboides gracilis, 15 Otocinclus affinis, 7 Badis badis, 20 Celestichthys margaritatus, 25 Caridina multidentata, 12 Nertite snails.
Manzanita wood, Malaysia Wood, Seruiyu- seki stones, Silica sand, ADA Aquasoil Amazonia.