#48: 360L Aquatic Garden Colorful World

Wayne Sham Diamond Hill, HK, Hong Kong

Awards and Comments

Second Place
There isn't much to say about this aquascape but well done! The aquascape design reminds me strongly of Mr. Amano's early work with a large number of species interplanted in such a way to create a harmonious chaos. The mixture of species gives a pleasing mixture of textures and colors. I would be very happy to have this aquascape as my own.

Some improvement could be made by trimming the Hygrophila in the right front. The overhanging creates a shadow that brings attention to the front pane of the glass diminishing the feeling of depth. As beautiful as they are the Altum Angels are a bit large for the space and make the tank seem smaller. The Rainbowfish are just the right size to create an illusion of the space in the aquarium being more than it is.
— Phil Edwards
It is very difficult to keep Altum angel fish in this layout. Nymphaea may grow big but the selection of Nymphaea in this layout was O.K.
— Takashi Amano
Wow! Your tank is certainly a "colorful world"! It is almost a little TOO full however and I think you will need to do some heavy-duty pruning and dividing soon. You are clearly growing your R. wallichii very well and I understand your reluctance to mess with them. However this large plume sticking out of the top of the aquascape is a bit jarring to the eye. Take a chance on trimming it down.
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 120 × 50 × 60 cm
Title Colorful World
Volume 360L
Background Blue Card
Lighting 150w X 2 HQI
Filtration Hydor Prime 30 External Filter, Fluval 304 External Filter
Plants Blyxa japonica, Green Ammannia (Rotala so,
Animals Otocinclus affinis, Lemon Algae Eater, Siamese Algae Eater, Red Phantom Tetra, Melanotaenia boesemani, Pterophyllum altum, Thayeria boehlkei, Neocardina sp.
Materials Substrate: ADA Power Sand Special(S),ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia, Penac W

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