#169: 223L Aquatic Garden: The Great Garden
Guillermo Andres Barrientos Naranjo, Santiago Las Condes Chile | E-mail: monobarrientos at hotmail.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Stunning! Of all the entries in this category, this is the one I would most want in my home. Some of the trimming is a little severe, especially on the left side. Aside from that, bravo.

Phil Edwards

Vibrant, healthy tank, but it is a bit blocky looking. The stem plants in the back could also use some shaping.

Karen Randall

Excellent use of rock and wood in the front to midground of this layout. The use of tenellus, HC and helferi in exceptional. The stems in the background create a different text and feel from the brilliant foreground, preventing continuity.

Jason Baliban

Beautiful! I love the use of the rock and wood in this tank. The foreground and midground are very nicely done, but the Rotala vietnam and wallichii need to be shaped to really make this tank stand out. As is, it seems like they were added as an afterthought.

Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
90 x 45 x 55 cm (35 x 18 x 22 in)
Volume
223L (59 gallons)
Background
black carpet
Lighting
2 HQI 70W, 5200K
Filtration
Canister Filter
Additional Information
Substrate based in natural clay mixed with volcanic gravel and a little part of peat and humus.
Title
The Great Garden
Plants
1.Didiplis diandra, 2.Rotala vietnam, 3.Rotala rotundifolia, 4.Rotala wallichii, 5.Rotala nanjenshan, 6.Litorella australis, 7.Echinodorus tenellus, 8. Eleocharis parvula, 9.Pogostemon helferi, 10.Hemiantus callitrichoides,11.Cryptocoryne sp.
Fish/Animals
15 Tetra neon and 4 Corydora sp.
Materials
rocks and driftwood.