#17: 68L Aquatic Garden: Natsu no Yama - "Summer Mountains"
Steven Tet Wei Toshio Chong, Honolulu HI USA | E-mail: schong09 at mckenna.edu | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

I understand what you were trying to do, and perhaps in person, the effect you were working toward is more obvious. Unfortunately, in the photos the layout just looks a little "fuzzy all over", with too little variation in texture and tone, and not enough sculpting to look like mountains. That said, the tank is obviously vibrantly healthy, and pleasant to look at.

Karen Randall

Good trimming!

Justin Law

A nice job in creating an aged scape while maintaining order and balance. You created really nice depth on the right side of the tank. I the choice in fish to be a distraction to this scape.

Tony Gomez

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
60 x 30 x 36 cm (24 x 12 x 14 in)
68L (18 gallons)
2x 55w PC
EHEIM 2213
Additional Information
Last year I had the opportunity to travel and study in Japan, travelling all around the south west (as far as Miyajima) and around Tokyo, of course making time for a day trip in Niigata. Travelling to these places, I rode the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) many times, and always I was taken away by the breath-taking mountains of Japan, covered with deep green trees and highlighted with bright sprouts of bamboo. This aquascape was made with the desire to emulate the cool feeling of those deep green mountains and the water run flat-lands before them. Moss was attached to twigs to imitate the image of distant trees, and Rotala Najenshan was used to imitate the texture of bamboo.
Natsu no Yama - "Summer Mountains"
Rotala najenshan, Taxiphyllum alternans, Hemianthus callintrichoides, microcarpea minima, glossostigma elatinoides, riccia fluitons
White Cloud Minnow, Pearl Danio, Zebra Danio, Neocaridina denticulata (wild form)
Ohko stone, River Twigs, Aquasoil Amazonia, Nile Sand, Deco Rock