#77: 22L Aquatic Garden: Calls of the Wild
Zhivko Aleksandrov Zhelev, Stara Zagora Bulgaria
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Awards and Judge Comments

My first impression is, 'it looks cloudy', which is a shame because the layout is good. More planting around the rocks where the wood meets would improve things. Also the centre branch of wood breaking/reflecting the surface looks a little distracting. Other than that, it's a good effort.

George Farmer

This tank has potential, but also has a number of flaws. The Riccia base has been nicely done, but the moss on the wood hasn't had nearly enough time to grow out into a graceful shape. The bare spots on some branches look funny and unnatural. The two biggest problems, however are that the water is very cloudy, and that there are too few cardinals for the fish to make a comfortable school. Keeping fish that normally school by the hundreds in such a small group is very stressful to the,

Karen Randall

The rock layout shows promise but there must be more interesting driftwood then this one. The flatness of the layout is offputting. I suggest adding some mounding and taller plants. Neons are lovely fish but best displayed in large schools and, therefore, less effective in small tanks.

Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
35 x 25 x 25 cm (14 x 9.8 x 9.8 in)
Volume
22L (6 gallons)
Background
Blue paper
Lighting
25W(8 hours per day)
Filtration
Filter ( 200L/h )
Additional Information
Pressurized CO2 (1 bubble per second).50% Water change weekly.
Title
Calls of the Wild
Plants
Taxiphyllum barbieri,Riccia fluitans,Microsorium sp.
Fish/Animals
Paracheirodon innesi,Otocinclus affinis, Neocaridina denticulata sinensis (red)
Materials
Rocks,Driftwood