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Seventh Place - The Red Shadow


Staff member
Founding Member
  • Oct 29, 2022
    Miami, FL
    Entry 13.jpeg
    Image copyright © Tanakrit Buntao

    Artist: Tanakrit Buntao
    Location: Thailand

    Volume (liters) 250L

    Length x Width x Height (cm) 120x45x45

    Plants -Eriocaulon vietnam
    -Lobelia cardinalis Mini
    -Ludwigia Glandulosa
    -Ludwigai Rubin
    -Staurogyne repen
    -blyxa Japonica
    -Neaseae Pedicellata Golden
    -Anubias nana petite
    -Christmas Moss

    Fish -Cardinal tetras
    -Forktail Rainbow
    Judges comments:

    Gregg Zydeck
    I love color but this is just too much red domina􏰀ng the background. It overshadows everything else. For this contest it needs to be less hardscape focused and more plant centric. So it doesn’t really fit well into this category. But s􏰀ll it is a really nice presenta􏰀on and a good looking tank.

    Joe Harvey
    This is borderline too reliant on hardscape for a Garden Style contest. Would be a lot better if those big rocks in the midground were similar sized plant groups. Avoid putting reds in front of reds. Pretty tank though. Im sure its a pleasure to look at with all the colorful fish.

    Marian Sterian
    No comment

    Dennis Wong
    No comment

    Vin Kutty
    The hyper-caffeinated and intense colors of the Rotala is very nicely balanced by the Pogo erectus, but I unfortunately cannot see the Pogo erectus nor the whole tank. When you have such intense colors in the back, you do not need more red from Ludwigia and Ammannia. The latter also seems unhappy. I wish there was more green to rest my eyes on instead of the rocks.

    Suggestions: show whole tank. Provide more color balance. Eliminate plants like Ammannia that easily stunt at the tips.