#70: 432L Aquatic Garden: Flies the dragon
Chow Wai Sun, Hong Kong China | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Best of ShowFirst Place

This is a really lovely tank, beautifully conceived and executed. I love the very natural looking use of different sized gravel. The only thing I don't like is the shape of the Rotala on the left side of the tank. Hopefully, with time, you can trim this into a more natural, graceful shape.

Karen Randall

Incredible use of rocks and wood to form the backbone of a superb overall composition. The complex but natural-looking textures from the bare substrate to the rocks, wood and planting are brilliantly executed. In fact it's the best use of hardscape I've ever seen. The planting is almost secondary in this aquascape but this does nothing to detract from the layout as a whole. It's perfectly balanced in every sense. Truly great work, in all aspects. Congratulations!

George Farmer

This is No. 1 choice. Total layout design is excellent, but the use of extra wide-angle lens emphasized the inclining driftwood size, and it looks much larger than actual size. Plant arrangement in the foreground is carefully made, but it was regrettable the background plants were a bit rough. As a whole, I think it is an interesting layout.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
120 x 60 x 60 cm (47 x 24 x 24 in)
Volume
432L (114 gallons)
Lighting
PL 55 Watt X 8 (9 hours daily)
Filtration
Canister filter (1,200L/hr) X 2 Biological ceramic rings, Filter foams
Title
Flies the dragon
Plants
Anubias barteri var.nana "Petite" Echinodorus tenellus Microsorum pteropus "Philippines" Microsorum pteropus "Narrow" Nymphaea sp. (from Santarem) Fissidens sp. Rotala sp. (Nanjenshan) Taxiphyllum sp. Vallisneria nana Vesicularia ferriei
Fish/Animals
Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi Otocinclus sp. Crossocheilus siamensis
Materials
ADA Amazonia, Powersand Special, ADA Nile sand