#383: 242L Aquatic Garden The Echoing Green

Michael Nguyen Perth, Australia


Really nice take on the classic Iwagumi scape. You can tell that this aquascape has matured over 2 years with mounds of healthy Riccardia dominating the scape. Nice work
— Kris Weinhold

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 120 × 45 × 45 cm
Title The Echoing Green
Volume 242L
Background LED light
Lighting LED 300w
Filtration Sicce 500
Plants Micranthemum tweediei 'Monte Carlo'
Anubias sp. ‘Petite'
Utricularia graminifolia
Eleocharis acicularis “Mini”
Riccardia chamedryfolia
Taxiphyllum sp. 'Flame'
Bucephalandra sp. 'Red'
Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow'
Anubias sp. 'Pangolino'
Animals White Cloud Mountain minnow (Tanichthys albonubes)
Rummy-nose tetra (Hemigrammus rhodostomus)
Siamese algae-eater (Crossocheilus oblongus)
Materials Seiryu Stone
Additional Information The Echoing Green is now almost 2 years old.
Many aquascapers were inspired by the Iwagumi layout that Mr. Amano mastered due to its openness and powerful impact - Deceptively simple, there is actually no room to hide mistakes and so every plant, moss, and animal must be in their best health. It is this simplicity and beauty that inspires many new aquascapers to try the Iwagumi style. I wanted to take this traditional style and maximise the expression of flow, openness, positivity, health of plants over time.

These days we seldom see the Iwagumi layout scoring high but I hope to offer something special, something that looks simple but has far detail for people to enjoy. I hope you enjoy this aquascape as much as I have enjoyed keeping it for 2 years. It is an aquascape that echoes the tradition of Iwagumi in the present.

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