#200: 76L Aquatic Garden: Serenity
Jason Politte, Conway AR USA | E-mail: jpolitte at onthefront.ws
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Awards and Judge Comments

You've created a lovely foreground, and have the right idea in creating you mid-ground hardscape. But the background planting is a bit chaotic, and the plant choices are a little coarse looking in this size tank. That said, if this is your first planted tank, you are doing exactly the right thing working with plants that grow well for you!

Karen Randall

Very nice for a first effort. Also, the hardscape is composed well for a first go.

Jason Baliban

Good start to the aquascape. Move the Ludwigia to the left corner and shape it by pruning it multiple times. Good luck with the continued success of the tank!

Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
76 x 31 x 32 cm (30 x 12 x 13 in)
76L (20 gallons)
Blue aquarium backing
30" Coralife T-5 Aqalight Double Strip Light; 36 watts 6700k and Colormax Full Spectrum
Two hang-on-back filters
Additional Information
This is the first planted tank my wife and I have tried, and it's been a joy to watch everything grow, especially the Hairgrass. Flourite substrate, DIY CO2, and the Seachem dosing regime - 2 mils of iron everyday, 3.5 mils Potassium twice a week, 1.5 mils Nitrogen twice a week, 2.2 mils Flourish twice a week, 50% water change once a week
1. Eleocharis acicularis; 2. Microsorum pteropus 'Windeløv'; 3. Alternanthera reineckii; 4. Ludwigia repens
One female Microgeophagus ramirezi; eleven Paracheirodon innesi; two Otocinclus
Rocks scavenged from cleared field and Malaysian driftwood