#46: 412L Aquatic Garden Mystical Forest

Kam Wong Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Awards and Comments

Third Place
This is a really eye catching tank and the more I looked at it the more I liked it! It has a lovely flow and the contrasting textures are stunning. The rock chosen is just right to set off this otherwise all-green aquascape. Well done!
— Karen Randall
The very fine textures and extensive use of moss work brilliantly together to create a lovely soft and inviting fantasy-feel. The wood and rock composition is superb and the whole aquascape is very well balanced. Excellent work.
— George Farmer
This is No. 2 choice. Rocks are arranged well here and the moss grew nicely on the rocks. I think the leaf size of stemmed plants on both left and right side is a bit too large. I believe the whole layout could have been balanced by planting tiny leaf plants in the background.
— Takashi Amano
What clever use of Fissiden fontanus and the Eriocaulan in ways not usually seen.
The balanced spread of the hardscape is quite effective.
— Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 150 × 50 × 55 cm
Title Mystical Forest
Volume 412L
Background Black Posterboard
Lighting T5HO (80W x 8) - 9 Hours per day
Filtration Tetra EX120 Canister Filter x 2, AquaClear PowerHead 30 Undergravel Filtration x 2
Plants 1) Fissiden fontanus, 2) Glossostigma elatinoides, 3) Eriocaulaceae sp, 4) Cryptocoryne Wendtii "Brown", 5) Microsorum pteropus "Narrow"
Animals Red Phantom Tetra, Cardinal Tetra, Rummy Nose Tetra, Gold Ram sp), SAE, Otocinclus vittatus, Neritina Ruby Snail, Neritina Spiky Snail, Amano Shrimp, Dwarf Pleco
Materials ADA Aqua Soil Africana, Elos Bottom Mineral Fertilizer, ADA Bacter 100, ADA Clear Super, ADA Tourmaline BC, Penac P, Penac W, Driftwood, Wood Stones
Additional Information ADA Brightly K, Tropica AquaCare Plant Nutrient, Seachem Flourish Trace, Ferka Bottom Fertilizers..... 250g Water Softener Resin added into filter (replaced every two weeks)..... Pressurized CO2 System (9 Hours per day) 2 bubbles per second..... pH 5.5 - 6.2, KH 3, GH 2dH

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