#44: 59L Aquatic Garden Eric's Amazon

Eric Cheng Kwun Tong, China

Awards and Comments

Second Place
The initial impression of this tank is quite striking and would be much moreso without the low water line allowing light scatter at the top. I'm not sure why someone would name this an "Amazon" tank with nearly half of the species from the Old World. I get the impression that this tank was fairly recently established. It will be better when the foreground plants have a chance to cover up the chunks of stone that have been dropped in at random. The lily should be trimmed of it's lone tall leaf and trained to stay low and bushy. With only a slight amount of tweaking and a little more maturity this tank could be very very nice. I like the moss at the surface and the deep dark shadow below a lot!
— Karen
The plants at the top were interesting in their own right but detracted from the overall appearance. My eyes were always drawn up and away from other areas.
— George
Nice tank with healthy looking plants. The layout could be improved by moving the taller growing plants into the back like the sword plants and the Cryptocoryne balansae. Once the smaller crytps fill in this could be a really nice tank especially with the school of Rasboras and rummynose tetras.
— Bailin

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 90 × 22 × 30 cm
Title Eric's Amazon
Volume 59L
Background processed foam board (Black)
Lighting 4 x 25W T8
Filtration Eheim ecco 2231
Plants Microsorium ptepropus, Vesicularia dubyana, Vallisneria spiralis, Echinoodorus amazonicus, Echinodorus latifolius, Nuphar lutea var, Cryptocoryne willisii, Cryptocoryne wendtii
Animals Hemigrammus rhodostomus, Rosbora heteromorpha, Otocinclus affinis
Materials 6 pcs Driftwoods, small rocks
Additional Information Co2 supply: Non-stop, a bubble per 6 seconds
Soil: ADA Amazon Soil (Black)

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