#427: 600L Paludarium Synergy

Joao Luis Pinheiro Lisbon, Portugal


Nice use of hardscape but I really don't think sunlight should emanate from below the water surface.
— Cory Nudelman
The vertical layout and directional formation of the hardscape make for a really intriguing and unique design. The selection of plants enhances the sense of scale and depth as well.
— Tanner Serpa
This is a really interesting composition. I'm not sure I love the division of the land area. I think it might have worked better if it were a little more free-form? Certainly the funky-lit upside-down "T" shape of light coming through doesn't do it any favors. Your terrestrial growth is lovely. You nailed that. It's also clear that you worked on your submersed growth. Some of it looks quite good. I think I would have just pulled the Rotala when it became clear that it was struggling even when the other plants were looking good.
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 110 × 50 × 110 cm
Title Synergy
Volume 600L
Background PU foam, aquarium silicone, epiweb, rocks and wood
Lighting 2x Finnex Planted+ RGB
Filtration Eheim Professional 3e 600
2 waterfalls (natural filtration)
Plants Submerged:
- Micranthemum Montecarlo
- Eleocharis sp mini
- Cryptocoryne parva
- Rotala 'Vietnam H'ra'
- Hygrophila Pinnatifida
- Nymphaea Lotus
- Bucephalandra sp. Red
- Vesicularia Dubyana 'Christmas'

- Micranthemum Montecarlo
- Bucephalandra sp. Red
- Vesicularia Dubyana 'Christmas'
- Hypnum moss
- Selaginella Uncinata
- Boston fern 'Nephrolepis exaltata 'Marisa'
- Pearcea Hypocyrtiflora
- Peperomia Prostrata
- Solanum Uleanum
- Marcgravia Sintenisii
- Blushing bride tillandsia 'Tillandsi ionantha'
- Tillandsia Ionantha 'Mexico'
- Neoregelia Lillipet
- Neoregelia Marmorata
- Adiantum Capillus-veneris
Animals Hyphessobrycon Herbertaxelrodi ( black neon tetra)
Caridina Japonica ( Amano shrimp )
Otocinclus Affinis
Materials driftwood, dragon stone, soil, ADA sand
Additional Information Both of the backgrounds are weak current waterfalls, so the plants are allways wet and their roots help to filter the water into the aquarium

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