#523: 324L Aquatic Garden Soul

Luis Carlos Galarraga Sao Paulo, Brazil

Awards and Comments

Best of ShowFirst Place
Great sense of balance and flow in this aquascape. Wood work is expressive and draws the viewer into the distance. Composition-wise this is among the top in this competition unreservedly. Great managment of planted areas vs hardscape shadowed areas vs highlights details vs open space. The best layout I've seen in recent years that incorporates heavy wood work into a Brazilian style layout.
— Dennis Wong
What a almost perfect flow in these layout!? I loved the colors textures and shadows. These aquascape have a good movement and perfect dynamics. The hardscape job is very natural and detailed. I liked the blanked area in the golden ratio position but in my opinion the background bushes of the right side could be continued behind the driftwoods. The foreground in this job was very good worked with details gravels of different sizes colors and forms. The perspective used in this work is so intense that it almost makes it a living layout in movement.
Congratulations well done.
— André Longarco
Just Wow! This layout to me is perfection.
— Jeff Miotke

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 120 × 60 × 45 cm
Title Soul
Volume 324L
Background none
Lighting Maxspect Razor F175w
Filtration ADA Super Jet 1200
Plants Rotala wallichii, Rotala nanjenshan, Limnophila Vietnam, Hygrophila pinnatifida, Eleocharis minima, Micranthemum Monte Carlo, Glossostigma elatinoides, Bucephalandra sp., Microsorum sp. "mini", Microsorum windelow, Anubias pangolino, Echinodorus tenellus, Marsilea angustifolia, Vesicularia dubyana, Fissidens fontanus, Phyllanthus fluitans, Limnobium laevigatum.
Animals Dicrossus filamentosus, Rineloricaria lata, Paracheirodon simulans, Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, Hyphessobrycon elachys, Nannostomus trifaciatus.
Materials ADA Ryuoh stones and Driftwood
Additional Information Seachem Flourish complete line, CO2 45 mg/l, partial water changes twice a week 30%.

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