#293: 270L Aquatic Garden The mysterious waters

Rahul Mukherjee Kolkata, India


Usually these forest style layouts always use few plants and many mosses which makes the layout monotonous and monochromatic. In this case the author has used many plants and hardscape the reverse of what usually occurs. However I believe the dose was excessive. Many trunks and many textures end up making the layout tiresome. A lot of information. I think red plants are poorly placed because they draw too much attention to an unimportant region of the layout. I liked the empty focal point and I believe that in this case it could be even bigger. Overall I enjoyed the jungle feel very natural. Awesome work.
— André Longarco
Many many details piled into this aquascape. It does give the feeling of being in a dense jungle. I think that the aquascape can use more open/negative space - as it is the aquascape feels like the same texture left to right. The density is almost suffocating.
— Dennis Wong

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 120 × 50 × 45 cm
Title The mysterious waters
Volume 270L
Background majority formed by hardscape and little empty space with white background
Lighting custom made led with 90 watts total
Filtration 2 x 2000 lph eternally filtered
Plants Riccardia sp,Microsorum 'green gnome',vesicularia ferrei,ludwigia sp rubin,rotala rotundifolia green,eleocharis sp,bucephalandras,crepidomanes sp,hydrocotyle sp,hemianthus callitrichoides
Animals Hemigrammus rhodostomus,Sundadanio sp,Hemigrammus rodwayi,caridina japonica,crossocheilus siamensis
Materials rocks and driftwood
Additional Information chiller used to combat harsh summer temperatures.set at 26deg celcius .Inspiration taken from flooded forest streams

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