#18: 11L Biotope Aquascape: Hawaii Wabi
Steven Tet Wei Toshio Chong, Honolulu HI USA | E-mail: schong09 at mckenna.edu | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Second Place

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
30 x 18 x 8 cm (12 x 7.1 x 3.1 in)
11L (3 gallons)
19w PC (spiral)
Additional Information
In making this small aquascape, I decided to use only flora and fauna that could be caught in a local stream. Guppies and Cherry shrimp, are unfortunately highly invasive in Hawaii. However, instead of focusing on that dilemna or obsessing with details or accurate rendition, I tried to make a type of wabi-sabi fantasy. Colorful, warm, and taking a nod to the type of heart-warming ikebana meant to be done in the winter (when this aquascape was made).
Hawaii Wabi
Unknown, locally collected
Fancy Guppies, Neocaridina denticulata (wild)
White sand, river rocks (locally collected)