#41: 530L Aquatic Garden

Frode Roe Trondheim, Norway

Awards and Comments

Second Place
This aquascape in Dutch style shows very nice
contrasts to the other plant groups. Worth
mentioning are the very nice contrasts of leaf forms
and colours.
— Kaspar Horst
I really like the broad swaths of color and big groups of plants used in this tank. The groupings have been carefully arranged in height to create a lovely upward sweep to the aquascape. I find the color of the orange discus to be a bit jarring against the beautiful blue of the other fish and the lovely red plants but he is obviously in robust health like everything else in the tank. I am making the assumption that the slight haze in some of these images is an artifact of the photographic process (which looks quite pixelated in some images) and not haziness in the water.
— Karen Randall
Very impressive tank! It is very difficult to make good growth in so many different plants and in the same time maintain cuttings to a so nice harmonic composition! Well done!
— Claus Christensen

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 160 × 55 × 60 cm
Volume 530L
Background Corkbark
Lighting Total of 348 watts. 6x 58 watts philips flourescent. 3x philips 950, 2 x philips 965 and 1 philips 940.
Filtration 2x Eheim cannister filters.
Plants Vesiculariana dubyana
Cryptocoryne wendtii, "Tropica"
Didiplis diandra
Heteranthera zosterfolia
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Ludwigia repens
Ludwigia perennis
Limnophila sessiflora
Crinum natnas
Crinum thaianum
Cryptocoryne balansaee
Hygrophila corymbosa "compact"
Anubias nana
Rotala wallichii
Myriophyllum tuberculatum
Bacoba carolineae
Hygrophila polysperma "Roseanervig"
Lysemachia sp.
Animals 2 Blue diamonds Discus
2 Marlboro red Discus
2 Red tourquise snakeskin Discus
Bristle nose catfish
Otocinclus sp
Siamese Algae eaters
Apistogramma cacatuoides
Apistogramma hippolytae
Clown loach
4 chocolade gouramies.
Materials Substrate is made by bark and clay at the bottom, covered by 5- 15 cm 2-3 mm gravel.
Terasses is made by bogwood and stones. The hole background and sides is covered by cork with javamoss.
Additional Information Aquascaped after The Dutch style. Large plant groups are being put together and which gives nice contrast to eachother. The set-up is suppose to give an impression of depth. A nice line should go from the front and up to the back. For
Liquid fertilizer i use Tropicas Mastergrow and Ferrogan iron in the clay.

Website problems? contact showcase@aquatic-gardeners.org | privacy policy | terms of use