#175: 18L Aquatic Garden Cristal lake

Slobodan Lazarevic Belgrade-Zemun, Serbia

Comments

Fantastic use of hardscape to create a tiny world that looks so inviting! I see what you are trying to acheive with the 'crystal lake' in the centre and it's very clever indeed. The plants are almost secondary in this layout but this does nothing to distract from the overall great impression. The fish almost seem alien as it looks so much like a landscape. Amazing work. Well done!
— George Farmer
Painstakingly designed layout with fantastic rockwork makes the tank appear much larger than its 5 gallon size. Some of the plats used, such as the Heteranthera and Proserpinaca ae, at best, temporary, since both are fast growing stem plants. But the effect at this point in time is stunning. As I said to another person in the contest though, with such good basic aquascaping technique, there is no need for "gimmicky" things like lakes and waterfalls. Let your good work stand for itself!
— Karen Randall
What a wondrous view of a vast canyon...what? Only 5 gallons?
This aquascape is a high achievement in visual depth and scale.
The hardscape is a marvel. It is well balanced and successfully brings the viewer's eye back to the focal point...the white waterfall (?) in the foreground.
The "lake" is, in my opinion, a bit contrived and adds little to the tank's effectiveness.
— Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 38 × 22 × 22 cm
Title Cristal lake
Volume 18L
Background Black, white, blue
Lighting LIGHTING: Arcadia Overtank Luminaire
2 x 14 W T 8 (one arcadia original tropical and one Arcadia freshwater lamp)
Photoperiod :
10:00 1 x ORIGINAL TROPICAL 14W ON
12:00 1 x ARCADIA FRESHWATER 14W ON
14:00 2 x ARCADIA FRESHWATER 14W OFF
17:00 2 x ORIGINAL TROPICAL 14W OFF

Filtration Aquarium Systems Millennium 1000 Hang-On-Back Filter
with minimal water stream
Plants Riccia fluitans
Pogostemon helferi
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Hemianthus callitrichoidec cuba
Cladophora aegagrophila
Eleocharis acicularis
Eleocharis parvula
Heteranthera zosterifolia
Riccardaia graefei
Vesicularia dubyana
Peacock Moss - Taxiphyllum species
Proserpinaca palustris
Animals Celestichthys marginatus-celestial pearl danio 7 pcs.
Caridina cf. cantonensis 'Crystal Red' 5 pcs.
Caridina multidentata 2 pcs.
Materials DIY substrate and Quarc grevel,
About stone....I think it’s woodstone
Additional Information DIY fertilizers

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