#160: 243L Aquatic Garden Better Days

Marcelo Takeno São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil

Awards and Comments

Top Ten
I like the majority of this aquascape but the dominating rock mound with kind of messy plants in the shadow of the rock do more to detract from the scene than add to it.
— Kris Weinhold
Very impactful and colorful work. Despite using an old composition formula it was executed in a simple and well done way. It is a layout without pretension but it was very well executed well maintained and the result really delights the observer. The health of the plants is enviable and the positioning of colors and different textures delight the eyes.
There was a good attempt to work with the reflections on both sides. All the rocks in the frontal plane are aligned and very close to the frontal glass which gives an impression that the front of the aquarium is "crushed" in the frontal glass. But certainly this aquarium deserves to be among top works. Congratulations keep aquascaping!!!
— Andre Longarco
Perfect Brazilian scape not much to say about this work. It is everything well done (nice vertical main point lovely vanishing perfect plant placement perfect sand use dynamics reflection on both sides...). Not a winner because this is not something new but a very well done aquascape.
— Juan Puchades

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 120 × 45 × 45 cm
Title Better Days
Volume 243L
Background white paper in the background for final photography
Lighting LED Pro Razor Maxpect 175W
Filtration 2 Filter Eheim ECCO 2236
Plants Callitriche Sp.
Micranthemum sp.Montecarlo
Limnophila Vietnam
Eleocharis minima
Anubia Petit
Echinodorus Tenellus Amano
Hemianthus Callitrichoides "cuba "
Hemianthus Micranthemoides
Pogostemon Helferi
Staurogyne Sp.
Rotala Rotundifolia
Rotala Nanjenshan
Hygrophila Pinnatifida
Ammania Bonsai
Echinodorus Tenellus Blood
Rotala indica
Bucephalandra sp.
Lobelia Cardinalis
Rotala Butterfly
Rotala Sp. H'ra
Hydrocotyle Tripartita mini
Animals Paracheirodon simulans ~100
Hyphessobrycon amandae ~50
Hemigrammus rhodostomus ~20
Materials Substrate ADA Amazônia
Ryuoh Stone
Additional Information Fertilization 100% Seachem every day
ADA La Plata Sand
water exchange 40% 2x per week

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