#448: 45L Aquatic Garden: Gunga's Cliff
Marcio Santana Sobrinho, Aracaju Sergipe Brasil | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Top Ten

Nice layout, nothing new, but well done. Maybe the Rotala's bush at the right side could be in better shape and better trimmed. Too much orthogonal. But the details are amazing. Congratulations!!!!

André Longarco

Nice sense of flow to this layout, well done!

Kam Wong

The scape gives a strong impression through its impactful composition. The plants are healthy. The textures in the stone and the details found around the scape bring the scene to life.

Shawn McBride

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
60 x 30 x 25 cm (24 x 12 x 9.8 in)
Volume
45L (12 gallons)
Lighting
Maxspect Razor 160w
Filtration
Eheim 2213
Additional Information
I was inspired by the colorful cliffs of a small beach in Brazil called "Gunga". This was not an exact reproduction of the landscape, but I use it as a point from which I could create an underwater atmosphere. My main concern was to have something that was harmonious and impactful at the same time. It was a fight the whole time because I used rocks that, although beautiful, shift negatively water parameters. But I'm happy with the final result.
Title
Gunga's Cliff
Plants
Ammania sp. Bonsai; Bucephalandra sp. Mini Coin; Eleocharis minima; Eleocharis sp. Japan; Fissidens fontanus; Hemianthus callitrichoides Cuba; Hydrocotyle tripartita Mini; Hygrophila pinnatifida; Limnophila sp. Vietnam; Marsilea angustifolia; Micranthemum sp. Monte Carlo; Rotala indica; Rotala rotundifolia; Rotala sp. Goiás; Rotala sp. Francisco; Rotala sp. Nanajenshan; Rotala sp. Pink; Taxyphillum sp. Flame Moss.
Fish/Animals
Paracheirodon simulans; Tucanoichthys tucano.
Materials
Substrate Amazônia MBreda; ADA La Plata Sand; Collected rocks.