#201: 182L Aquatic Garden: Forward Motion
Peter Kirwan, Dublin 6 Leinster Ireland
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Awards and Judge Comments

I think you have tried to use the driftwood to form repeating shapes. Sometimes this can be an effective tool. However there are SO many pieces of driftwood that the eye gets caught in and endless loop among them and can't move on to the quite nice arrangement of plants. The piece of driftwood sticking up in back with the moss on it is particularly distracting. You have good ideas and your plants are doing great, but you need to fine-tune it a bit.

Karen Randall

Very natural looking layout. The wood looks as if it was placed by a stream. Very nice. I think the wood with the moss could be removed in this case.

Jason Baliban

Nice natural looking tank. Two things would really make this tank stand out. Remove some of the wood - it is overpowering. Move the Cyperus just to the right of the fern covered wood on the left. Good job on a healthy tank.

Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
90 x 45 x 45 cm (35 x 18 x 18 in)
Volume
182L (48 gallons)
Lighting
3x24w T5s 8 hours per day.
Filtration
Tetratec EX1200.
Additional Information
This is a lowlight unheated tank grown out over approximatly 6 months. EI method was used for fertilisation and CO2 injected at 1BPS. Substrate was a mix of ADA aquasoil and gravel.
Title
Forward Motion
Plants
Eleocharis parvula, Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow', Cyperus helferi, Taxiphyllum barbieri (Vesicularia), Anubias barteri var. nana, Cryptocoryne wendtii,Cryptocoryne parva, Marsilea hirsuta.
Fish/Animals
White cloud mountain minnows.
Materials
Locally collected driftwood.