#71: 378L Aquatic Garden Sleepy Hollow

James Hoftiezer Boiling Springs, United States

Awards and Comments

Best of ShowFirst Place
An impressive decoration the colour contrast is perhaps a bit too much
— Ole
Nice use of depth in an unusually shaped tank. This tank is a clear example that it is possible to light even a deep tank with limited surface area adequately. The plant growth is vibrant... Which is my major complaint with the layout. Red plants are lovely and you clearly grow them well. But they should be accents and not allowed to dominate the aquascape. This much red is a bit overwhelming.
— Karen
This entry leaves me breathless and groping for superlatives. Stunning. Amazing arrangement for a difficult tank shape. Congratulations.
'Nuff said.
— George
A beautiful healthy tank. The placement of the E. stellata is perfect for drawing the eye to that area of the tank. Try and intermix some greens amongst the different reds in the tank. Also some taller grass-like plants could replace one of the groups of stem plants to give some contrast. Very nice tank.
— Bailin

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 91 × 61 × 64 cm
Title Sleepy Hollow
Volume 378L
Background None
Lighting 343w (2x 55w 5300k, 4x 55w 6400k, 1x 13w Dark Blue)
Filtration 1xEheim 2028, 1xEheim 2228
Plants Alteranthera.Reineckii v. "Roseafolia",
Limenophila.sessiliflora (Ambulia),
Hygrophila.polysperma v."Tropica Sunset",
Lobelia.cardinalis (dwarf form),
Ludwigia.Arcuata (Needle),
Ludwigia.repens x."Palustris" (Red),
Hemianthus.Micranthemoides (Pearlweed),
Rotala.Rotundifolia, Indica,
Hygrophila.Corymbosa v."Stricta" (Green Temple),
Hygrophila.Difformis (Water Wysteria)
Animals Batanta Island RainbowFish,
Clown Loach,
Clown Pleco,
Rasbora Het,
Materials 100% Flourite Substrate(~220lb). Most of the driftwood is actually raw cork bark with one piece of grapewood.
Additional Information Pressurized CO2 using DIY reactor and PH controller on a 10lb cylinder. DIY fertilization with heavy trace/iron supplement.

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