Entry #75: 75L Aquatic Garden: Plateau
Mustafa Erdogar, Pendik Istanbul Turkey | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Honorable Mention

I definitely want to give you credit for a aquascape that's outside of what you normally see. The alpine trees are very nicely constructed, and the contrast of the Hydrocotyle to the Riccia in the hills further back looks nice. On first glance, the H. sp. 'Japan' has a leaf size that's just a bit too big, as Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides might have been a marginally better choice. Nice execution of a unique layout.

Kris Weinhold

Interesting concept of using branches to create "conifer" trees in a scenic aquascape. Your use of the the Hydrocotyl was nicely done and works nicely with the Riccia in the back.

Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 70 x 40 x 35 cm (28 x 16 x 14 in)
Volume 75L (20 gallons)
Background Mountain poster with two backlights
Lighting 4*18W T8
Filtration 680 lt/h External Filter
Additional
Information
Due to insufficent depth of the tank and unavailability of suitable rock types in my country; i used a mountain poster with two backlights to complete the layout as a bold move.
Title Plateau
Plants Anubias barteri var. nana "Petite", Eleocharis parvula, Fissidens fontanus, Glossostigma elatinoides, Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba", Hydrocotyle sp.Japan, Pogostemon helferi, Ranunculus inundatus, Riccia sp., Staurogyne repens, Taxiphyllum sp. "Flame", Vesicularia sp.
Fish/Animals Neocaridina denticulata
Decorative
Materials
Silica sand (2-3, 0.7 and 6-10 mm), rocks, some branches