Entry #374: 500L Dutch Aquascape: Calypso
Maria José Suarez, Valencia Valencia España | E-mail: sav at socav.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

I think an ATTEMPT was made at a Dutch style tank here, but the plants have not been nicely trimmed to hide the long stems, and the aquarist has not attempted to make any "streets" which would provide needed depth in the aquascape. Also, the back and sides of the tank must be covered with plants.

Karen Randall

Even after looking at it a few times, I am not sure if this was just meant as a first attempt at Dutch Style or if it was just put into a wrong category. In any case, more species of plants and less different types of decoration materials are needed to make it more successful.

Marco Aukes

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 140 x 60 x 60 cm (55 x 24 x 24 in)
Volume 500L (132 gallons)
Background no
Lighting 2 HQI x 150W
Filtration 1 Filtro Eheim 1000 l/h
Abonado con Micros y Potasio
Title Calypso
Plants Limnophila aquatica, Ludwigia glandulosa, Cryptocoryne petchii, Cryptocoryne nalken, Microsorum Pteropus, Heteranthera zosterifolia
Fish/Animals Xiphophorus variatus 8, Xiphophorus maculatos 10, Lebistes reticulatus 15, Poecilia sphonps 10, Crossocheilus siamensis 6
Sustrato manado, raices de manglar, rocas dragón y amano