#143: 113L Aquatic Garden: Secret Garden
Mary Alice Neumann, Brodhead Wisconsin USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

This is a healthy, fun, planted community tank, and does an admirable job in that role. However to be competitive in an aquascaping contest, there must be a more cohesive design plan. Start by replacing the rainbow rocks with something more natural looking, and work on better placement of them.

Karen Randall

Nice healthy tank. Work on defining the tank to focus on one side or another. For instance, move the Ammania to the left behind the Crypts and allow it to grow out and then shape it down to the center of the tank.

Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
91 x 30 x 41 cm (36 x 12 x 16 in)
Volume
113L (30 gallons)
Background
planted tank background
Lighting
30 watt striplight, 2 60 watt compact fluorescents, 11 hours per day
Filtration
Marineland Bio-Wheel 350 and Power Sweep powerhead with sponge filter
Additional Information
I add 5ml of Seachem's Flourish Excel 3-4 times a week and use a Nutrifin CO2 System and do a 25% water change every week.
Title
Secret Garden
Plants
Microsorium pteropus 'windelov', Alternanthera reineckii, Cryptocorne wendtii, Bacopa monniera, Vallisneria asiatica, Hygrophila polysperma
Fish/Animals
1 Botia lohachata, 8 Rasbora heteromorpha, 4 Otocinclus, 4 Xiphophorus maculatus (blue)
Materials
ACE Organic Top Soil. calcined clay, Red Flint gravel, Rainbow rock, driftwood