#302: 300L Aquatic Garden Trolltunga

Oleg Matsevich Moscow, Russian Federation


Really cool scene and one of the better uses of the mirror lake that I've seen with the fish reflections showing up.
— Kris Weinhold

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 120 × 50 × 50 cm
Title Trolltunga
Volume 300L
Plants Micranthemum Montecarlo, Hemianthus callitrichoides Cuba, Eleocharis parvula, Hedyotis salzmannii, Ammania Bonsai,Hydrocotyle verticillata, Lysimachia, Staurogyne repens, Micranthemum Micranthemoides; little - Rotala macrandra Butterfly, hygrophila araguaia and moss.
Animals Hyphessobrycon amandae, Microrasbora sp. Galaxy; shrimps - Caridina multidentata, Cherry Shrimp; snails - Theodoxus fluviatilis.
Materials Gray mountain
Additional Information Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular scenic cliff on Mount Skjeggedal. It is located about 25 km from the town of Odda and majestically overlooks above the Lake Ringedalsvatn in Norway. You can admire the beauty of Trolltunga in this video https://youtu.be/PqyPW-Bdd4E
Trolltunga has an amazing Norwegian legend. A huge troll lived in the Mount Skjeggedal. The dimensions of the troll were only matched by his stupidity. All the time he pushed his luck by jumping over steep gorges, diving into deep waters and trying to reach the moon by jumping off a cliff.
This troll was a creature of the twilight world, and he could not go out in the daylight. There were rumors that sunlight could kill him. One day he decided to take a chance once again by sticking out his tongue in the first rays of the rising sun. Unfortunately for him no sooner did the sun rays touched his tongue, the troll was completely petrified.
In fact, there are many such stone ledges all over the World, but it is the Norwegian legend that inspired me to undertake this aquarium project.
As far as the technical side of my work is concerned, I used the stone "Gray mountain", which unlike all other stones was very suitable for this project. The highlight of this work is the creation of imitation of a lake in the aquarium. I wanted to create an illusion of a larger lake and reflection of light from the lake I installed a mirror in such a fashion that it looked like surface of the lake but without producing any glare.

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