#390: 182L Aquatic Garden: Apalala Shore
Stu Worrall, Connahs Quay Flintshire UK | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Third Place

Beautiful aquascape! I've used the archway in several of my aquascapes, and you've pulled it off wonderfully! The scene is very lush, and I like how the wood provides the contrast to the green in the absence of any red plants. My only suggestion would be to position the ripple less centered, but that's more of a photographic element. Well done!

Kris Weinhold

The driftwood was nicely incorporated into the aquascape and blends well with the other plants and hardscape. In the midground, try using a different type of plant with a different leaf texture to integrate the foreground into the background. Although the Myriophyllum is healthy and thriving, it is hard to get a sense of depth with that particular plant. Another type of stem plant would be more ideal, especially one with some color to provide contrast in the back. Good job!

Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
90 x 45 x 45 cm (35 x 18 x 18 in)
Volume
182L (48 gallons)
Background
frosted
Lighting
ADA Solar 1 NA Green 150W MH
Filtration
1 x tetratec ex1200.
Additional Information
EI ferts, pressurised co2
Title
Apalala Shore
Plants
Java Narrow Ferns, tennelus, hairgrass, fissidens fontanalus, weeping moss, xmas moss, HC, Crypts, Anubias, Bolbitus, Hydrocoytl SP Japan, Myriophyllum mattogrossense, cyperus helfieri
Fish/Animals
20 purple harlequins, 10 rasbora, 8 cherry barbs, many red cherry shrimp
Materials
ADA Nile Sand, ADA Power Sand with ADA Amazonia, Pummice bags to heighten the back, manzanita wood, dragon stone