#682: 284L Aquatic Garden Forêt du Nord

Kevin Grant North Bay, Canada

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 122 × 48 × 56 cm
Title Forêt du Nord
Volume 284L
Background Frosting Film
Lighting For growth: Two 23watt CFL(6400k), One Giesemann Tropic t5
Filtration SunSun 304b Canister Filter
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
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
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.

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