#42: 530L Aquatic Garden

Frode Roe Trondheim, Norway

Awards and Comments

Best of ShowFirst Place
Absolutly the top in this group if not in the
whole contest. The aquascape is very nice and well formed in Dutch style with modern elements
coming from Japan. Skilfully using of Vesicularia dubyana
Hemianthus micranthemoides and of Glossostigma
elationides for lawns. Worth mentioning are the
inspired contrast in leaf forms and colours.
— Kaspar Horst
This is another beautiful tank with bold use of color and texture. Unfortunately the red plants appear to have been inserted as an afterthought as opposed to being carefully worked into the planting. I love the choice of fish... Congo tetras are one of the most graceful and elegant fish and display beautifully in a planted tank. I believe that the pale look of the limnophila is a result of the bright light reflecting off the leaves not an actual nutrient deficiency.
— Karen Randall
Very nice tank! With a nice harmonic composition and impressing plant growth! Use of space is very well done!
— Claus Christensen

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 160 × 55 × 60 cm
Volume 530L
Background Blue plastic background
Lighting Total of 295 watts. 5x 58 watts philips flourescent. 3x philips 950, and 2 x philips 965.
Filtration Eheim power filter (innerfilter)and Eheim cannister filter.
Plants Vesiculariana dubyana
Microsorium (javamoss)
Glossostigma elatinoides
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Ludwigia repens
Ludwigia perennis
Limnophila sessiflora
Crinum natnas
Crinum thaianum
Cryptocoryne balansaee
Hygrophila strichta
Hygrophila "synnema"
Anubias nana
Rotala wallichii
Myriophyllum tuberculatum
Animals Congo tetra
Red-nose tetra
Bristle nose catfish
Otocinclus sp
Siamese Algae eaters
Apistogramma agazissii
Apistogramma cacatuoides
Apistogramma nijsseni
Clown loach
Silver hatchets
Materials Substrate is made by bark and clay at the bottom, covered by 5- 15 cm 2-3 mm gravel.
Terracses is made by bogwood and stones. The back is filled in with corkbark covered in javamoss.
Additional Information This tank is aquascaped after the "Dutch-style" Large plant groups put together which gives nice contrast to each other. For
Liquid fertilizer i use Tropicas Mastergrow.

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