#682: 284L Aquatic Garden: Forêt du Nord
Kevin Grant, North Bay Ontario Canada
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Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 48 x 56 cm (48 x 19 x 22 in)
Volume
284L (75 gallons)
Background
Frosting Film
Lighting
For growth: Two 23watt CFL(6400k), One Giesemann Tropic t5
Filtration
SunSun 304b Canister Filter
Additional Information
I was greatly inspired by the Dutch and Flemish school of landscape painters like Jacob van Ruisdael, Roelandt Savery et al. and the way they create a sense of drama through deep shadows and bright highlights. I wanted to try to achieve this painterly style. For photographing the tank I used 12 independent lights of varying kelvin (warm, cold, daylight) to highlight areas and force shadows in an attempt to capture the mysterious, romantic feeling of this style.
Title
Forêt du Nord
Plants
Anubias Petite Nana,Heteranthera Zosterifolia, Hydrocotyle Tripartia sp. Japan, Hemianthus Micranthemoides, Ludwigia Arcuata, Eleocharis Acicularis, Echinodorus Tenellus, Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis, Cryptocoryne Parva, Alternanthera Reineckii mini, Riccardia Chamedryfolia, Taxiphyllum sp. Spiky
Fish/Animals
15 Hemigrammus rhodostomus 5 Otocinclus 30 Neocaridina davidi var. red
Materials
Seiryu Stone, Yamaya Stone, Lava Rubble, River Rock (local). Manzanita Branches, Azalea Root ADA Colorado Sand