#140: 284L Aquatic Garden: Jack Daniel's Ridge
Mike Senske, Pearland TX USA | E-mail: msenske at aquariumdesigngroup.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Nice use of diagonal planting lines. You have chosen very pretty rock to work with, but the placement is unnatural. Go out in nature and look at how rocks fit into the landscape. They tend to be in groupings rather than spread more or less equidistantly around the space. With this level of planting, and better placement of your rockwork, this could be a top ranking tank!

Karen Randall

Amazing exercise in creating depth with substrate. This layout is meticulously clean and fresh. I love the way the HC and Hygrophila cascade down the the slopes. There may be too many strong focal points in the rocks, particularly the center and far left rock. They are flat and bold and demand my attention.

Jason Baliban

Nice tank. The rockwork really needs to be rearranged so that the weight is split between the sides of the tank. The center large rock stands out and detracts from the hardscape. Simply moving it to the left will really make this tank stand out more.

Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 46 x 56 cm (48 x 18 x 22 in)
Volume
284L (75 gallons)
Background
n/a
Lighting
6- HO T5 fluorescent
Filtration
2- Eheim 2217
Title
Jack Daniel's Ridge
Plants
Hemianthus callitrichoides, Eleocharis acicularis, Hygrophila sp.
Fish/Animals
approx. 50 Rasbora Het., Cardinia japonica, Otocinulus
Materials
ADA Power Sand Special M, ADA Tourmaline BC, ADA Aqua Soil AMAZONIA Fossilized rock from West Texas (name unknown).