#291: 162L Aquatic Garden: Island Wonder Tree
Chan Kwong Ping, Hong Kong Hong Kong
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Awards and Judge Comments

Good layout. The Microsorum “narrow” dominates, If planted in the background would have looked better.

Inderjeet Singh Bansal

Your central arrangement of plants and wood is lovely, as is your foreground planting. Unfortunately, your rockwork around the base really lets you down. The rocks are too evenly spaced and look very artificial. Try for a little more random placement and use rocks that are not all so similar in size.

Karen Randall

Good balance, healthy plants, nice perspective ... but the stones in the base could be positioned in a more natural form. Also the "hook" shaped driftwood could be changed for a more interesting shape driftwood.

Luca Galarraga

The hardscape is well done. The plant selection works well together. The quiet blush of reds works to compliment the rest of the scape. The Microsorum “narrow” is a little distracting and might have been better placed in the background, instead of the front. It tends to grab the eye as a focal point. Great depth.

Drinda Jacobson

Very harmonic

Oliver Knott

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
70 x 45 x 45 cm (28 x 18 x 18 in)
Volume
162L (43 gallons)
Background
Black
Lighting
HQI 150W + 24W T5 2 TUBES
Filtration
Ehiem 2217
Title
Island Wonder Tree
Plants
Hemianthus calltrichoides "cuba", Hemianthus micranthemoides, Vesicularia sp.Taiwan, Ludwigia brevipes, Ludwigia arcuate, Ludwigia sp. (Cuba), Microsorum “narrow”, Staurogyne repens, Fissidens fontanus,
Fish/Animals
Rasbora heteromorpha, Dwarf Otocinclus, Caridina japonica
Materials
ADA Black Soil