Entry #394: 300L Dutch Aquascape: Far away from home
José Antonio Jurado Rivera, Santa Maria del Camí Balearic Islands Spain | E-mail: jajurad at gmail.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

First Place

Now THIS is very nice! Lovely, healthy groups of plants, clear plant "streets", good use and placement of color, and the sides and back of the tank covered. Lovely!

Karen Randall

With this year's entries, this tank certainly qualifies as one of the top two in this category. Strong points are the plants to the right and left which add more to the sense of depth. In general, contrasts are stronger on the right side of the tank. The left side, especially with the combination Nesaea/H.polysperma, unfortunately lacks this a bit. Plants look healthy and choice of animals suits the tank.

Marco Aukes

Just great. Lovely plant grow and with a lot of different plant structures and colours.

Oliver Knott

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 120 x 40 x 65 cm (47 x 16 x 26 in)
Volume 300L (79 gallons)
Background Side and back glasses are fully covered with mosses, liverworts and plants (Vesicularia montagnei, Riccia fluitans and Hydrocotyle tripartita)
Lighting 6x T5HO bulbs 50W 6500ºK
Filtration External canister filter 1000 ltr/hr with spray bar.
Additional
Information
Tank is 16 months old. Fertilization is supplied through salt dosing (KNO3, KH2PO4, K2SO4, and Chelated Iron). Pressurized CO2 system with in-line atomizer.
Title Far away from home
Plants Plant groups: 1 - Hydrocotyle leucocephala; 2 - Hygrophila difformis; 3 - Lobelia cardinalis; 4 - Nesaea crassicaulis; 5 - Hygrophila polysperma; 6 - Staurogyne repens; 7 - Nymphaea lotus; 8 - Bacopa caroliniana; 9 - Limnophila aromatica; 10 - Hedyotis salzmannii; 11 - Anubias barteri var. nana; 12 - Microsorum pteropus; 13 - Sagittaria subulata; -------- Wall plants: 14 - Vesicularia montagnei; 15 - Hydrocotyle tripartita; 16 - Riccia fluitans;
Fish/Animals Fishes: 1 - Trigonostigma heteromorpha x25; 2 - Rasbora trilineata x15; 3 - Corydoras aeneus x3; 4 - Otocinclus sp. x3; --------- Shrimps: 5 - Atyopsis moluccensis x4; 6 - Caridina multidentata x8; 7 - Neocaridina davidi >100; --------- Snails: 8 - Gyraulus acronicus >100;
Decorative
Materials
Substrate: Oliver Knott Nature Soil; No rocks; No driftwood;