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August '08

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August '08 - Paraná State Aquascaping Contest!

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6th Place - 96 L Aquascape by André Grassi. (Curitiba)

Tank Size: 80 x 30 x 40 cm (96 L)
Substrate: Tetra Whisper 30
Filtration: Sponge filter
Lighting: 2x 25 W 6500 K Daylight
CO2 System: DIY
Plants: Echinodorus "Ozelot", Vesicularia dubyana, Vallisneria nana
Fish and Inverts: Paracheirodon axelrodi, Apistogramma cacatuoides var. "Triple Red", Parotocinclus jumbo, Red Ramshorns.

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7th Place - 27 L Aquascape by Fabian Kussakawa. (Foz do Iguaçu)

Tank Size: 35 x 26 x 30 cm (27 L)
Substrate: Washed river sand + laterite + gravel
Filtration: Azoo Mignon 60
Lighting: 1x 27 W Phillips PL Daylight
CO2 System: DIY with Boyu difusor
Plants: Rotala macrandra, Rotala wallichii, Rotala sp. "Nanjenshan", Ludwigia arcuata, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Echinodorus tenellus "Amano", Blyxa japonica, Anubias nana "gold", Glossostigma elatinoides, Monosolenium tenerum, Hemianthus callitrichoides var. "Cuba"
Fish and Inverts: Black Neons, Ghost Shrimp, Otos.

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8th Place - 136 L Aquascape by Ricardo Antunes. (Ponta Grossa)

Tank Size: 76 x 45 x 40 cm (136 L)
Substrate: Humus, laterite and river sand
Filtration: 600 L/h DIY Canister
Lighting: 2x 20 W AquaGlo, 3x 20 W Daylight, 1x 20 W Pink
CO2 System:300 g cylinder, 1 b/s with airstone difusor
Plants: Hemianthus callitrichoides, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Riccia fluitans, Cryptocoryne spp., Rotala sp. 'Nanjenshan', Rotala wallichii, Rotala macrandra, Eleocharis parvula, Blyxa japonica, Ludwigia arcuata, Heteranthera zosterifolia, Echinodorus x. 'Ozelot', Echinodorus sp. "Tropica".
Fish and Inverts: Paracheirodon axelrodi, Hemigrammus ulreyi, Nematobrycon palmeri, Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma, Pristella maxillaris var. Gold, Otocinclus spp.

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9th Place - 113 L Aquascape by Caio Umeki. (Londrina)

Tank Size: 80 x 37,5 x 37,5 cm. (113 L)
Substrate: Prodac – Fértil Plant
Filtration: 2 Piscicultura Chang SF 601 filters in series
Lighting: 4x 20 W Phillips compact daylight, 1x 20 W Phillips circular compact daylight
CO2 System: DIY
Plants: Heteranthera zosterifolia, Musgo de Java, Musgo Mini Java, Anubias barteri var. nana, Lilaeopsis sp., Blyxa echinosperma, Vallisneria nana, Microsorum pteropus, Hygrophila Rio, Bacopa monnieri, Limnophila aquatica, Alternanthera reineckii var. lilacina, Rotala sp. “Vietnam”, Hygrophila polysperma "Ceylon", Vesicularia montagne
Fish and Inverts: Red Phantom Tetra, Harlequin Rasbora, Otos, Albino Bicolor Shark, Red Crystal Tetra.

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10th Place - 128 L Aquascape by Ricardo Borges. (Londrina)

Tank Size: 80 x 40 x 40 cm (128 L)
Substrate: Prodac Fertil Plant + Azoo Condensed Additional Fertilizer + Pool Filter Sand
Filtration: Atman HF600 (Wool + Ceramics)
Lighting: 2x 34 W Compacts (6400 K) + 1x 20 W Aqua-Glo (18000 K)
CO2 System: DIY CO2
Plants: Glossostigma elatinoides, Blyxa japonica, Anubia barteri nana, Vesicularia dubyana, Rotala sp. "green", Rotala rotundifolia, Ludwigia arcuata, Alternanthera reineckii var. lilacina, Ludwigia sp. "red", Heteranthera zosterifolia
Fish and Inverts: Paracheirodon axelrodi, Paracheirodon simulans, Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis, Hyphessobrycon megalopterus, Hyphessobrycon haraldschultzi, Paracheirodon simulans, Hisonotus leucofrenatus, Pomacea bridgesi, Macrobrachium lar

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