#57: 90L Aquatic Garden Magic Moss

Hakan Karataş Istanbul, Turkey


I'm sure this is a fun tank to look at in person... there is a lot going on. But for a aquascaping contest there is a bit TOO much going on. Try developing more cohesive groups of plants and use less species in such a small tank. I know that these moss balls have become very popular in some areas but I don't think they are easy to use effectively in an aquascape.
— Karen Randall
Top marks for creativity with the hanging moss balls! I'm not sure if they add much to the layout but they certainly catch the eye! Well done.
— George Farmer
Suspended moss balls-a refreshing stretch of the imagination.
But in order for this escape from the "Nature Aquarium" to be taken seriously there is work to be done on improving your plantsmanship.
The plants seem healthy but good trimming technique and the "rules" for good design still apply.
— Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 52 × 37 × 52 cm
Title Magic Moss
Volume 90L
Background No.
Lighting 2 * 15 Watt Daylight + Grolux
Filtration Spong Filter
Plants 1. Limnophila aromatica
2. Ammania Gracilis
3. Cladophora Aegagrophila
4. Mayaca Fluviatilis
5. Cryptocoryne undulata
6. Vesicularia Dubyana “java moss”
7. Monosolenium Tenerum “Pellia”
8. Vesicularia Dubyana “christmas moss”
9. Salvinia Cucullata
10. Hygrophila Polysperma
11. Hygrophila Difformis
12. Hydrocotyle Leucocephala
13. Ceratopteris Thalictroides
14. Cryptocoryne Crispatula var. Balansae
15. Anubias Nana
16. Anubias Nana “gold”
17. Cryptocoryne Wendtii ''brown''
18. Cryptocoryne Wendtii ''green''
19. Sagittaria Subulata
20. Saururus Cernuus
Animals Cherry Shrimp-
Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)

Materials Aquaclay + FondoViva Plant Gravel and Driftwood -

Dead bamboo pipes.

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