#96: 450L Aquatic Garden: Glacier Valley
Wu Kwok Fai Gary, Discovery Bay New Territories China, HK | E-mail: garywu at cau-aqua.net | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Second Place

Your plantings are pretty, but if you need to label the features of a design so that people know what they are, they are not doing their job. I actually think a little more natural looking materials would not break the aquascape so harshly in two.

Karen Randall

Perfect title! The uses of mosses combined with the very clever hardscape selection and composition results in a very effective illusion of the 'Glacier Valley'. The snow mountain is a clever touch helping to reinforce the intention. Excellent work!

George Farmer

The way of using moss is very good, but I felt the central part with white sand unnatural. I understand the creator’s intentions, but I believe it is not so easily understandable for normal people the reasons of this white sand use. In my opinion, the layout could have been better if the gravels in the foreground covered the white sand area.

Takashi Amano

That snow cap miles and miles off in the horizon is what gives this aquascape its power. One can only imagine the breathtaking scenery between here and there. Look closely at all the detailed ways that that masterful sense of depth was created.

Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
152 x 51 x 58 cm (60 x 20 x 23 in)
Volume
450L (119 gallons)
Lighting
12 x Philips 18W T8, 10 hours per day with a break 2 hours in between
Filtration
2 x Tetra P120 External Filters
Title
Glacier Valley
Plants
1 Monosolenium tenerum ("Pellia") 2 Vesicularia sp. 3 Taxiphyllum sp.(Flame Moss) 4 bryum billardieri 5 Taxiphyllum sp. 6 Eleocharis ''parvula'' sp
Fish/Animals
Rummy-Nose Tetra, Blue Shrimp, Amano Shrimp
Materials
Seachem Fluorite, ADA Manten Stone, Ryuo Stone, ADA AQUA RIO NEGRO SAND