#112: 450L Aquatic Garden: Gloomy Season
Gary Wu Kwok Fai, Discovery Bay Hong Kong China, HKSAR | E-mail: garywu at cau-aqua.net | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Super unique use of floating riccia!! I love the creativity here. The layout lacks some continuity throughout. The mound on the right has a very different feel then the mound on the right.

Jason Baliban

This is another tank where floating plant mass draws the eye away from the rest of the scape rather than adding to it. In this case, the scape below is quite strong. How much better if our eye could linger there rather than constantly being pulled up into the "sky"?

Karen Randall

A nice aquascape with excellent use of a rock hardscape on the right side. Pruning and shaping of the Hemianthus and additional work on the left side will help balance this tank. Also, I don't know if the floating plants are intended or not, but it does not add anything to the aquascape.

Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
152 x 51 x 58 cm (60 x 20 x 23 in)
450L (119 gallons)
12 x Philips 18W T8
2 x Tetra P120 External Filters
Gloomy Season
1.Blyxa echinosperma 2.Bolbitis heudelotii 3.Eleocharis parvula 4.Hemianthus Micranthemoides 5.Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow Leaf' 6.Staurogyne sp. 7.Vesicularia sp. 8.Monosolenium tenerum ("Pellia")
Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, Nematobrycon palmeri Crossocheilus siamensis, Otocinclus Affinis, Blue shrimp
lava rock