#83: 25L Aquatic Garden: Javanese Paradise
Tom Messenger, Monks Eleigh Suffolk United Kingdom | E-mail: messy_da_legend at hotmail.co.uk
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Awards and Judge Comments

Very well done! You have controlled the moss better in this layout... The small portion of open sand works well to add depth and the overall composition is excellent. The restrained purple background is better too. ;)

George Farmer

This is another beautiful, easy to maintain aquascape that can easily brighten the owner's desk. I'd like to see the Java fern on the right be allowed to grow up a bit more to alleviate the very horizontal line across the tank.

Karen Randall

This tank has a nice lushness to it but the hardscape plays too weak a role. The 'scape would benefit greatly with additional, bolder stones. Turn the fern "horizon" into a craggy "ridge". A focal point, which is the heart of any successful aquascape, is indistinguishable here.

Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
40 x 23 x 27 cm (16 x 9.1 x 11 in)
25L (7 gallons)
None. Backlit against card
25w Compact T5 for 10 hours daily
Fluval 205 External
Additional Information
ADA Aquasoil, ADA Brighty K, ADA Brighty Spec Lights, ADA Brighty Step 1, Flourish Excel, CO2 @2bps
Javanese Paradise
Taxiphyllum barbieri, Microsorum pteropus "narrow"
1x Otocinclus sp. Multiple Caridina denticulata sinensis
Mini Landscape Rocks, ADA Sarawak Sand