AGA Aquascaping Contest 2013 – Aquatic Garden, Smaller than 28L Category Winners

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1st Place – Pocketful of Sunshine

Paulo Vitor Pacheco, Sao Paulo Sao Paulo Brazil

AGA Aquascaping Contest 2013 - Aquatic Garden, Smaller than 28L

  • Tank Size: 45 x 26 x 22 cm (18 x 10 x 8.7 in)
  • Volume: 25L (7 gallons)
  • Lighting: NA Lamp 36W
  • Filtration: 1x Eheim Classic 2211
  • Additional Information: Full ADA substrate and fertilization system
  • Plants: Hemianthus callitrichoides (Cuba), Hemianthus micranthemoides, Limnophila sp. (Vietnam), Utricularia graminifolia, Fissidens fontanus, Vesicularia montagnei, Riccardia chamedryfolia
  • Fish/Animals: Hyphessobrycon amandae, Caridina pareparensis parvidentata
  • Decorative Materials: ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia, Seiryu Stone, Cosmetic Sand
  • View aquascaper’s website

2nd Place – 皓翰林溪

Hong Te Syu, Ji’an Township, Hualien County Taiwan (R.O.C.)

AGA Aquascaping Contest 2013 - Aquatic Garden, Smaller than 28L

  • Tank Size: 36 x 22 x 26 cm (14 x 8.7 x 10 in)
  • Volume: 20L (5 gallons)
  • Contact aquascaper: pcm35100 at yahoo.com.tw

3rd Place – Thym thym thym

Cheah Swee Lim, Dreux, Eure-et-Loir, France

AGA Aquascaping Contest 2013 - Aquatic Garden, Smaller than 28L

  • Tank Size: 30 x 30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 x 12 in)
  • Volume: 27L (7 gallons)
  • Background: Nanoligth 11w 6500k
  • Lighting: Nanolight 2x11w 6500k
  • Filtration: Eden 501
  • Additional Information: PPS-Pro from time to times
  • Plants: Hemianthus callitrichoides, Bucephalandra sp, Hydrocotyle verticillata, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Bolbitis davalia, Myriophyllum hippuroides, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Eleocharis sp mini, mousses diverses
  • Fish/Animals: Pseudepiplatys annulatus Heteropoda var. orange
  • Decorative Materials: Rocks from nature, new amazonia, congo sand, white sand, thym wood
  • Contact aquascaper: sweelim at hotmail.fr
  • View aquascaper’s website

Top Ten – Mononoke Forest

Dewi Ratnaningrum, Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta, Indonesia

AGA Aquascaping Contest 2013 - Aquatic Garden, Smaller than 28L

  • Tank Size: 31 x 19 x 27 cm (12 x 7.5 x 11 in)
  • Volume: 16L (4 gallons)
  • Lighting: Philips CFL 15W/6500K
  • Filtration: Eheim 2211
  • Plants: Mini pellia, Fissiden fontanus, Weeping moss, Flame moss, Cryptocoryne parva, Singapore moss, Thai fissiden
  • Fish/Animals: Pseudomugil furcata
  • Decorative Materials: Santigi wood, lava rock, silica sand

Top Ten – Secret of water

Maciej Strzalko, Mittelbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

AGA Aquascaping Contest 2013 - Aquatic Garden, Smaller than 28L

  • Tank Size: 25 x 25 x 30 cm (9.8 x 9.8 x 12 in)
  • Volume: 18L (5 gallons)
  • Background: Transparent film or transparent blue alternately
  • Lighting: 21 Watt Dennerle
  • Filtration: Eheim backpack filter
  • Plants: Heminathus callitrichoides Cuba, Riccia mini draf Riccardia chamedryfolia Taxiphyllum weeping Lomariopsis lineata Aegagropila linnaei
  • Fish/Animals: 7 x Rasbora brigite, 7x Neocardina cantonensis ss grade
  • Decorative Materials: Glimmer Rock, black gravel, white sand

Top Ten – Field of Dragons

Wongsawan Wetchasit, Phimolratch, Bangbuathong, Nonthaburi, Thailand

AGA Aquascaping Contest 2013 - Aquatic Garden, Smaller than 28L

  • Tank Size: 45 x 20 x 23 cm (18 x 7.9 x 9.1 in)
  • Volume: 20L (5 gallons)
  • Background: White transparency acrylic sheet attach at the tank. Blue transparency acrylic sheet attach at the wall. Cool white Fluorescence between tank and wall.
  • Lighting: PL36W x2 10000K: 8 hrs/day
  • Filtration: Resun CY-20 with Daz size S
  • Plants: New Large Pearl Grass
  • Fish/Animals: Boraras Urophthalmoides (20), Boraras maculatus (10)
  • Decorative Materials: Dragon or Ohko stone

Top Ten – Mini Mountain Range

Tibor Szecsei, Nagykőrös, Pest, Hungary

AGA Aquascaping Contest 2013 - Aquatic Garden, Smaller than 28L

  • Tank Size: 36 x 22 x 26 cm (14 x 8.7 x 10 in)
  • Volume: 20L (5 gallons)
  • Background: Blue cardboard
  • Lighting: ADA Soar Mini M Black (27W,8000K)
  • Filtration: Hanging Filter (200l/h)
  • Additional information: No co2, ADA Brighty K, ADA Brighty STEP 2, WTC 50% weekly
  • Plants: Cladophora aegagropila, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Flame moss, Christmass moss, Riccia fluitans
  • Fish/Animals: Boraras merah, Red Cherry shrimp
  • Decorative Materials: Tropica substrate, ADA Amazonia New, ADA Nile Sand, Dragon rocks
  • Contact aquascaper: szecsei at t-online.hu
  • View aquascaper’s website

Top Ten – Two Towers

Jirasuda Wetchasit, Phimolratch, Bangbuathong, Nonthaburi, Thailand

AGA Aquascaping Contest 2013 - Aquatic Garden, Smaller than 28L

  • Tank Size: 45 x 20 x 23 cm (18 x 7.9 x 9.1 in)
  • Volume: 21L (6 gallons)
  • Background: Blue Transparency sheet at wall, cool white Fluorescence back of the tank.
  • Lighting: PL36W x2 – 8 hrs/day
  • Filtration: Eheim2211 with Daz size S
  • Plants: Hemianthus callitrichoides, Large pearl grass, Flame moss, Mini pearl moss
  • Fish/Animals: Boraras urophthalmoides, Boraras maculatus
  • Decorative Materials: Dragon Stone

Top Ten – Valfenda

Fabian Kussakawa, Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brasil

AGA Aquascaping Contest 2013 - Aquatic Garden, Smaller than 28L

  • Tank Size: 45 x 30 x 27 cm (18 x 12 x 11 in)
  • Volume: 24L (6 gallons)
  • Background: None
  • Lighting: 2 SlimLED Apoluz
  • Filtration: HangOn Boyu
  • Additional information: Mbreda Amazonia Extra Fino. Effective 24 liters real. Exchange of water weekly.
  • Plants: Hemianthus callitrichoides cuba, Hydrocotyle maritma, Hyydrocotyle tripartita, Weeping moss, Flame moss
  • Fish/Animals: 7 Tetra elachys
  • Decorative Materials: Dragon stones, white sand, roots
  • Contact aquascaper: fabianpk at gmail.com
  • View aquascaper’s website

Top Ten – Escape Eden

Shawn McBride, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA

AGA Aquascaping Contest 2013 - Aquatic Garden, Smaller than 28L

  • Tank Size: 30 x 30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 x 12 in)
  • Volume: 27L (7 gallons)
  • Background: Standard blue foam poster board
  • Lighting: ADA AquaSky 301
  • Filtration: Eheim 2213
  • Additional information: EI daily fertilizing method. Substrate is ADA aquasoil and ADA La plata sand. Pressurized CO2 via in-tank atomizer.
  • Plants: Staurogyne repens, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Subwassertang, Blyxxa japonica, Rotala singapore, Ammania sp. bonsai, Rotala macandra “green”, Hygrophila pinnatifida, Ceratopteris thalictroides, Lilaeopsis mauritiana
  • Fish/Animals: 5 Boraras brigittae, 5 Cordydoras pygmaeus, unknown number of Neocaridina heteropoda
  • Decorative Materials: Seiryu stones
  • Contact aquascaper: shawn.mcbride36 at yahoo.com

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