#79: 65L Aquatic Garden: Shiratani Ravine
Mustafa Erdogar, Pendik Istanbul Turkey | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

First Place

I just love this tank. I'm usually not big on artificial waterfalls, but this one is SO well done. There is a small stream I've visited in Thailand with a series of small waterfalls like this, and this could be a snapshot of that place.

Karen Randall

The layout is very creative and well executed. Some plants can be in better conditions (C. lyrata), but only a detail in a very interesting job. Congratulations!

Luca Galarraga

Love the uniqueness of the scape. Great hardscape under the water. The driftwood seems looses prospective to the scape when seen in it's entirety above the water. Great depth and drop of the waterfall. The selection of plants works well to achieve the effect, but wonder how easily it will be to maintain the Myriophyllum mattogrossense and Cardamina lyrata long term. There is also some concern about safety of the fiber floss in an open tank environment. Wondering if it could trap the fauna.

Drinda Jacobson

The waterfall looks very good but not found below water, need some trimming on the left. Excellent use of wood to create the perspective.

Inderjeet Singh Bansal

Thats real cool...I love this special effect of the river. Great work!

Oliver Knott

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
70 x 40 x 35 cm (28 x 16 x 14 in)
65L (17 gallons)
White background with backlight
2*18W T8, 10 hours/day (5 - 4 - 5)
680 l/h external filter
Additional Information
No CO2 injection, fertilizer tabs, %15 water change (after water change, liquid fertilization) every week.
Shiratani Ravine
Blyxa aubertii, Ceratopteris thalictroides, Anubias barteri var. nana "petite", Myriophyllum mattogrossense, Mirosorum pteropus, Cardamina lyrata, Eleocharis parvula, Echinodorus quadricostatus, Vesicularia sp.
Neocaridina denticulata
Silica sand, rocks, driftwood, filter wool, natural glass rocks