#88: 340L Aquatic Garden: Cathedral
Don Smolev, Scarsdale New York USA | E-mail: dom.smolev at themarcongroup.net
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Awards and Judge Comments

Your tank looks healthy, but lasks a clear focus. The very straight, stark pieces of driftwood criss-crossing each other stop the eye from roaming the tank freely.

Karen Randall

An innovative aquascape that uses wood and various plant textures and colours effectively. The 'untidiness' of the layout suits the overall composition that breaks a few rules to good effect. Well done!

George Farmer

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 46 x 61 cm (48 x 18 x 24 in)
Volume
340L (90 gallons)
Background
Black paper mounted to back of aquarium exterior
Lighting
4x55w plus 2x65w compact fluorescent
Filtration
'wet/dry' sump
Title
Cathedral
Plants
1. Anubias barteri var. nana, 2. Anubias 'petite', 3. Bacopa caroliniana, 4. Cabomba palaeformis 'Red-brown', 5. Cryptocoryne retrospiralis, 6. Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Lucent', 7. Hemianthus micranthemoides, 8. Hygrophila stricta, 9. Hygrophila polysperma, 10. Limnophila aromatica, 11. Ludwigia brevipes, 12. Nesea sp., 13. Nuphar japonica, 14. Rotala 'Vietnam', 15. Rotala 'Nanjensham', 16. Vesicularia dubyana
Fish/Animals
Paracheirodon axelrodi (30); Pelitella georgiae (12); Rasbora sp. 'Black' (12); Microgeophagus ramerizi (6); Corydorus julii (3); Corydorus panda (6); Otocinclus sp. (10)
Materials
Substrate Seachem 'Onyx' plus aquarium gravel; rocks; driftwood