#647: 250L Aquatic Garden The Island

Marian Sterian Bucharest, Romania


The plants are grown beautifully. However this competition is not just scored on how well plants are grown - it is hard to score high technical points with a planting approach that is this simple. From a composition stand point - the straight lined Trithuria foreground and dual rectangles planting of Eriocaulons by the sides contrasts sharply and artificially with the more organic central arrangement. This makes the central bouquet of stem plants seem like a separate element from the rest of the aquascape. I would advice the aquascaper to convert this tank to fully follow the rules of Dutch aquascaping and enter the tank into that category instead - and I'm sure he will do well.
— Dennis Wong

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 100 × 50 × 50 cm
Title The Island
Volume 250L
Background Black film
Lighting 4x39W
Sylvania Grolux
Giesemann superpurple
Osram red
Osram 865
Filtration Extern canister DIY - 25 liters pumice
Plants Syngonanthus giant, Syngonanthus macrocaulon, Syngonanthus inundatus, Tonina fluviatilis, Tonina lotus blossom, Tonina tocantins, Eriocaulon setaceum, Eriocaulon vietnam, Eriocaulon parkeri, Eriocaulon goias, Eriocaulon lineare, Eriocaulon quinqunagulare, Trithuria lanterna, Rotala sunset, Rotala blood red, Cuphea anagalloidea, Ludwigia senegalensis, Polygonum sao paulo
Animals Hemigrammus rhodostomus
Additional Information MasterLine fertilizers
Ada Amazonia soil
CO2 24/7

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