Dimensions 38 × 24 × 31 cm
Title Hillside Paradise
Background Self adhesive blue paper
Lighting 2 x 15w NA fluorescent lamp, 1 x 24w PL tube
Filtration Eheim 2211 external canister filter
Plants Glossostigma elatinoides,
Animals Poecilia reticulata (Wild guppy),
Materials ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia,
Driftwood and self-collected rocks from local beach
Additional Information Fertilization: ADA Brighty K 5ml/day,
ADA Step 2 5ml/day
I always enjoy creating small aquascape since living space is limited here in Hong Kong and it's not easy to afford a large space to accommodate a big tank. Although the size of the tank is small, I tried to create a spacious look by planting Glossostigma elatinoides in vast area of the layout, with the taller plants planted at the corner behind the driftwood to create a "Hillside" appearance.
I entered the 2002 ADA International Aquascaping Contest with this layout and was lucky enough to be placed at the top 500 among all the entries from all over the world.