#127: 412L Aquatic Garden: The Heart of Paradise
Michael G.W. Wong, North Point . Hong Kong | E-mail: michael at bubblesaquarium.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

First Place

This tank looks simple, but is done so beautifully. The quality of the rockwork and the plant growth is just stunning.

Karen Randall

The work with Riccia is amazing, and probably a nightmare to maintain! About the hardscape, in my opinion, the left side stones, near the left side glass could be better worked as the reflected image create a negative effect, but beside that, a piece of art, congratulations!

Luca Galarraga

The Riccia is trimmed well, good separation with the stones.

Inderjeet Singh Bansal

Amazing hardscape. The entire landscape has me looking for the cattle. The large amount of dark stone on the left with the drop off in the foreground almost becomes a focal point. What an amazing job trimming the riccia! On the one hand the look is incredible and yet it is quite worrisome how one can maintain this any length of time since it is entirely riccia.

Drinda Jacobson

Mama mia! Amazing how you creat a classical Riccia layout into a masterpiece.

Oliver Knott

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
150 x 50 x 55 cm (59 x 20 x 22 in)
412L (109 gallons)
White Plastic Board
T5HO (80W x 8) - 9 Hours per day
Tetra EX120 Canister Filter x 2, AquaClear PowerHead 30 Undergravel Filtration x 2
Additional Information
Tropica AquaCare Plant Nutrient, ADA Brighty K, Seachem Flourish Trace
The Heart of Paradise
Mini Riccia
Cardinal Tetras, SAE, Red Cherry Shrimps, Neritina Snails
Manten Stone, ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia II, ADA Powersand, JBL AquaBasis, Ferka Bottom Mineral, ADA Bacter 100, ADA Clear Super, ADA Tourmaline BC, Penac P, Penac W