#57: 90L Aquatic Garden: Magic Moss
Hakan Karataş, Istanbul --- Turkey | E-mail: yasarhakankaratas at yahoo.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

I'm sure this is a fun tank to look at in person... there is a lot going on. But for a aquascaping contest, there is a bit TOO much going on. Try developing more cohesive groups of plants, and use less species in such a small tank. I know that these moss balls have become very popular in some areas, but I don't think they are easy to use effectively in an aquascape.

Karen Randall

Top marks for creativity with the hanging moss balls! I'm not sure if they add much to the layout but they certainly catch the eye! Well done.

George Farmer

Suspended moss balls-a refreshing stretch of the imagination. But, in order for this escape from the "Nature Aquarium" to be taken seriously, there is work to be done on improving your plantsmanship. The plants seem healthy but good trimming technique, and the "rules" for good design still apply.

Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
52 x 37 x 52 cm (20 x 15 x 20 in)
90L (24 gallons)
2 * 15 Watt Daylight + Grolux
Spong Filter
Magic Moss
1. Limnophila aromatica 2. Ammania Gracilis 3. Cladophora Aegagrophila 4. Mayaca Fluviatilis 5. Cryptocoryne undulata 6. Vesicularia Dubyana “java moss” 7. Monosolenium Tenerum “Pellia” 8. Vesicularia Dubyana “christmas moss” 9. Salvinia Cucullata 10. Hygrophila Polysperma 11. Hygrophila Difformis 12. Hydrocotyle Leucocephala 13. Ceratopteris Thalictroides 14. Cryptocoryne Crispatula var. Balansae 15. Anubias Nana 16. Anubias Nana “gold” 17. Cryptocoryne Wendtii ''brown'' 18. Cryptocoryne Wendtii ''green'' 19. Sagittaria Subulata 20. Saururus Cernuus
Cherry Shrimp- Guppy- Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)
Aquaclay + FondoViva Plant Gravel and Driftwood - Dead bamboo pipes.