#362: 666L Aquatic Garden: Sơn Đoòng
Albert Escrihuela Cáceres, Valencia València España | E-mail: albertec222 at hotmail.com | Aquascaper Website
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Wow, what a great composition !! A very well planned and executed hardscape work. Very nice and harmonious proportions, with strong and well positioned shadows. Even though I know they might be part of the project, I don't think so many openings between hardscape are interesting. as I see it, they distract the viewer greatly and still take weight off the main focus in the empty amano. Another detail that could earn many points in this layout would be the more careful work with the four corners of the layout. Master Amano always said that we should never neglect the corners of the work. Note that some plants appear to be placed just to plug holes, or are cluttered. I also advise, but beware of the look of the gravel glued to the front glass, which denotes a lack of care and cleanliness. And finally, the last detail would be with respect to the path at the front of the layout. I see many elements that interfere with the fluidity of the path ... I imagine a lighter area in this region, with less elements, more prominently, just to counteract the Amano's empty space on the surface and further harmonize this brilliant work. Sorry if I meticulosly criticize your work, do not misunderstand me, but masterpieces such as these deserve more care, refinement and affection on the part of the jury. It is always reciprocal, the more you offer us, the more we delight and return in the form of criticism and remarks. Really, congratulations, definitely a great job. It is a great pleasure and a great honor for me to have this opportunity to evaluate such a terrific job.

Andre Longarco

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
150 x 74 x 60 cm (59 x 29 x 24 in)
Volume
666L (176 gallons)
Lighting
10x80 T5 7.000ºk 10 hours.
Filtration
2 JBL Cristal Profi 1502 Superjet ES 2400 ADA
Title
Sơn Đoòng
Plants
Anubias Petite, Anubias Barteri Sp., Anubias Barteri Var. Nana, Anubias Pangolino, Microsorum Pteropus Narrow, Microsorum Pteropus Trident, Bolbitis Heudelotii, Vallisneria Nana, Hemianthus Callichitrioides “Cuba”, Micranthemum Montecarlo, Eleocharis Acicularis, Eleocharis Acicularis Mini, Eleocharis Pusilla, Eleocharis Parvula, Hidrocotyle Verticellata, Litorella Uniflora, Vesicularia Dubyana Christmas Moss, Taxiphyllum Barbieri, Spiky Moss, Weeping Moss, Mini Weeping Moss, Flame Moss, Riccardia Chamedryfolia.
Fish/Animals
Caridina Multidentata Japonica, Crossocheilus Siamensis, Crossocheilus Puntius Denisoni, Corydora Habrosus, Otocinclus Affinis, Ancistrus Sp.
Materials
Seryiu Stone