#49: 200L Aquatic Garden: Rock Garden
Edoardo Rocchi, Nemi Roma Italia | E-mail: edoardo_rocchi at hotmail.it
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Awards and Judge Comments

The choice of plants is great. The plant placement works. Unfortunately the Rotala rotundifolia is too similar from side to side in height and amount. The rocks don't offer a cohesive affect. It suggests ruins of perhaps two different structures so that the hardscape doesn't tie the two sides of the tank together. Apart from those factors, the tank has a real appeal. If the left side had been shorter and the rocks more similar to the rocks on the right the tank would have been more unified. It almost looks like two tanks, both of which are interesting. The riccia fluitans does not have a good long term viability.

Drinda Jacobson

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
100 x 40 x 50 cm (39 x 16 x 20 in)
200L (53 gallons)
black paper
6xT5 39W 6500+4500+10000
eheim 2073
Additional Information
Green brighty step1, special light, eca, green gain, brighty K
Rock Garden
Rotala Rotundifolia, Limnophyla aromatica, eleocharis acicularis, eleocharis parvula, micranthemum umbrosum, pogostemon helferi, staurogyne sp.rio cristallino, riccia fluitans
80 paracheirodon axelrodi, 15 caridina multidentata, 40 red cherry, 6 otocinclus affinis
ada amazonia I aqua soil, gobi stone