#45: 32L Aquatic Garden: Tortle Hill
Benjamin Ruttenberg, San Antonio Texas USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

This is a beautiful aquascape, but the central rock is a little blocky and overpowering for the delicate planting.

Karen Randall

The atmosphere in this scape is very compelling, but the one very straight rock in the center is too centered, and too dissimilar from the other rocks in the scape.

Kris Weinhold

Pretty little tank with good usage of Rotala to create the focal point for the tank. The largest rock in the front is very angular and should be replaced to soften up the foreground. I like the use of the Crytp. spiralis as it accents the tank nicely. Good job!

Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
45 x 24 x 30 cm (18 x 9.4 x 12 in)
32L (8 gallons)
80w (2 x 40w) 50/50 Daylight (6700k/10000k) Current Satellite
Eheim 2213
Additional Information
CO2: 1bps Heat: Hydor inline heater 78°F Ferts: 1 ml Flourish 3 Times/Week; 1 ml proprietary Macro Fert Mix 2 Times/Week Water Change: 30-50% every 7-10 days
Tortle Hill
Utricularia graminifolia, Blyxa japonica, Cryptocoryne parva, Cryptocoryne spiralis, Rotala indica, Vesicularia ferriei (weeping moss)
4 Caridina japonica (Amano Shrimp), 2 Otocinclus vittatus, 10 Paracheirodon axelrodi (Cardinal Tetra)
1 Bag ADA Aquasoil Amazonia, Approx 20 lbs. Seiryu Stone