#518: 180L Aquatic Garden Forest song

Tereza Lazar Uzhgorod, Ukraine

Awards and Comments

Second Place
This layout is a classic case of those that just the hardscape without the plants is much more impactful than the photo with the plants. What a striking and well elaborated forest style hardscape photo !! WOW!
Not that the end result is bad far from it but I believe that the power and personality of hardscape was erased by the misuse of plants. The moss pruning work mainly could have been done better and I add that more varieties of plants could have been used in the middle zone of the layout.
Another detail that could be improved is the horizontality of the frontal plane. It is very parallel with the front glass.
Please keep working this way it is a delight for my eyes !!! Congratulations !!!
— Andre Longarco
Overall I like this forest scene. The wood and moss is nicely done but many of the other plants seem to be out of place or not well attached/maintained.
— Kris Weinhold
I have given to this tank very high scores. It has big impact lovely dynamism and perfect care of every detail. But I must say... Hardscape of the tank is much better than final photo. One of the best hardscape works that I have seen. True talented aquascaper.
— Juan Puchades

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 90 × 50 × 40 cm
Title Forest song
Volume 180L
Lighting LED Rival MAX Spectral
Filtration JBL CristalProfi e1502 greenline
Plants Fissidens Fox, Barbula sp. MILLIMETER MOSS, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Vesicularia sp. Mini Christmas moss, Weeping Moss, Moss sp. Bubble, Taxiphyllum sp. "Flame", Hemianthus micranthemoides, Rotala macrandra 'Butterfly', Rotala "Sanset" (Ammania sp. Sulawesi), Rotala sp. 'Colorata', Rotala sp. super red, Rotala sp. Bangladesch, Rotala mexicana goias, Rotala rotundifolia 'Orange Juice', Gratiola viscidula, Boibitis sp.Balai ringin, Lindernia Indica Red, Eleocharis sp mini, Anubias barteri var. nana "Petite", Anubias nana Pangolino
Hymenasplenium obscurum (Asplenium cf. normale, Crepidomanes auriculatum), Bucephalandra, Marsilea Minuta
Animals Boraras brigittae, Hyphessobrycon amandae, Neocaridina heteropoda var. Blue, Theodoxus fluviabilis
Materials JBL ProScape Plant Soil BROWN, roots of the forest, Carpathian stones

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