#186: 480L Aquatic Garden: "Blooming river"
Luis Carlos Galarraga, Sao Paulo SP Brazil | E-mail: luca at aquabase.com.br | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

First Place

This is an incredibly vibrant, sort of "old fashioned" mostly stem plant scape. It is similar to a Dutch tank in some ways. It is very different from most of the tanks we see in this contest, but I like it a lot. Well done!

Karen Randall

Awesome! The health, color, and placement of the plants in this tank is impressive. An additional plant in the left, front corner that blends the midground into the foreground will finish up this tank. Great job!

Bailin Shaw

Wow!! Look at those colors!! This layout is not my taste but it is remarkable in its own right. Nicely done!

Jason Baliban

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
160 x 60 x 50 cm (63 x 24 x 20 in)
480L (127 gallons)
Black cart.
8X 54W T5 JBL (Natur, Tropic and Color)
4X Eheim Ecco 2234
Additional Information
Fertilization: Tropica Plant Nutrition + and Seachem line. Aquamazon AS-3000 pressurized CO2 system.
"Blooming river"
Rotala sp. "Nanjenshan", Rotala sp. "green", Rotala rotundifolia, Ammannia senegalensis, Ludwigia glandulosa, Limnophila aromatica, Myriophyllum sp. "matogrossense", Althernanthera reineki, Blyxa japonica and Glossostigma elatinoides.
60 Paracheirodon axelrodi, 5 Characidium sp. and 5 Crossocheilus siamensis.
Black granite rocks and fine river gravel.