#390: 182L Aquatic Garden Apalala Shore

Stu Worrall Connahs Quay, United Kingdom

Awards and Comments

Third Place
Beautiful aquascape! I've used the archway in several of my aquascapes and you've pulled it off wonderfully! The scene is very lush and I like how the wood provides the contrast to the green in the absence of any red plants. My only suggestion would be to position the ripple less centered but that's more of a photographic element. Well done!
— Kris Weinhold
The driftwood was nicely incorporated into the aquascape and blends well with the other plants and hardscape. In the midground try using a different type of plant with a different leaf texture to integrate the foreground into the background. Although the Myriophyllum is healthy and thriving it is hard to get a sense of depth with that particular plant. Another type of stem plant would be more ideal especially one with some color to provide contrast in the back. Good job!
— Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 90 × 45 × 45 cm
Title Apalala Shore
Volume 182L
Background frosted
Lighting ADA Solar 1 NA Green 150W MH
Filtration 1 x tetratec ex1200.
Plants Java Narrow Ferns, tennelus, hairgrass, fissidens fontanalus, weeping moss, xmas moss, HC, Crypts, Anubias, Bolbitus, Hydrocoytl SP Japan, Myriophyllum mattogrossense, cyperus helfieri
Animals 20 purple harlequins, 10 rasbora, 8 cherry barbs, many red cherry shrimp
Materials ADA Nile Sand, ADA Power Sand with ADA Amazonia, Pummice bags to heighten the back, manzanita wood, dragon stone
Additional Information EI ferts, pressurised co2

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