Dimensions 60 × 30 × 36 cm
Title Natsu no Yama - "Summer Mountains"
Lighting 2x 55w PC
Filtration EHEIM 2213
Plants Rotala najenshan, Taxiphyllum alternans, Hemianthus callintrichoides, microcarpea minima, glossostigma elatinoides, riccia fluitons
Animals White Cloud Minnow, Pearl Danio, Zebra Danio, Neocaridina denticulata (wild form)
Materials Ohko stone, River Twigs, Aquasoil Amazonia, Nile Sand, Deco Rock
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.