Dimensions 120 × 45 × 45 cm
Title The Valley of Harmony
Lighting Chihiros RGB Vivid II x 2, 8 hours / day
Filtration OASE BioMaster 600
EHEIM professionel 3 1200 XL (2080)
Plants Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'
Helanthium tennelum 'green'
Eleocharis acicularis 'mini'
Rotala rotundifolia 'green'
Rotala rotundifolia 'orange juice'
Rotala rotundifolia 'Vietnam super red'
Rotala Mexicana 'green'
Rotala Macrandra 'yellow'
Rotala Macrandra 'type IV red'
Ludwigia sp. 'super red'
Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'
Alternanthera reineckii 'varigated'
Anubias nana 'petite'
Anubias nana 'golden'
Bucephalandra 'ghost 2011'
Bucephalandra sp. var
Nymphoides hydrophylla 'Taiwan'
Cryptocoryne undulatus 'green'
Cryptocoryne 'Hang Doi'
Vesicularia sp. "Christmas moss"
Vesicularia sp. "Anchor moss"
Taxiphyllum sp. "Flame moss"
Vesicularia sp. "Weeping moss"
Taxiphyllum 'Taiwan moss'
Taxiphyllum 'Java moss'
Animals Tanichthys albonubes
Materials Prodibio AquaGrowth Soil, Lavarocks, Driftwoods
Additional Information “The Valley of Harmony”
“The Valley of Harmony” was setup on a special personal occasion, my birthday last year in 2019. Since then, it has been placed as a centrepiece in my living room for my family to enjoy this slice of nature for almost a year. I always prefer to create an aquascape as part of our home that we can adore for a long time, as such the setup is not only for the purpose of competition. The layout design was taken care of from all visible angles in the room and not only from the front side. By doing so, my family can enjoy this aquascaping to the fullest.
As a fan of Nature Aquarium style, I made this aquascape layout where a wide range of aquatic plants, driftwoods and rocks are combined to create a harmony habitat for living creatures inside the aquarium. There are about 40 types of aquatic plants growing healthily in “The Valley of Harmony”, creating a colourful and dynamic scenery of an underwater world. Stem plants in the layout create lively feeling whereas mosses on driftwoods and rocks reflect a “wabi-sabi” sense of time’s passage. All plants are flourishing to bring out the harmonious colour scheme thus the tranquillity and peace for this aquascape.
Fish love to rest under the lush green canopy of Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo’. Shrimps enjoy hanging out on the thick moss patches on the driftwoods and rocks along the sand ground. And the small pathway leads them to the unknown mysterious place behind. All of the aquarium’s “residents” including all small snails are well taken care of in this aquarium as Amano-san had once mentioned “To know Mother Nature is to love her smallest creations”.