#192: 112L Aquatic Garden Spike´s Valley

Thiago Goncalves de Oliveira São Paulo, Brazil

Awards and Comments

First Place
What a strong layout! A mix of Nature Aquarium style and Brazilian style. Excellent hardscape with awesome force lines. Too much personality without unnecessary things I would say almost minimalist.
Explicit perspective lines and great naturality. An atmosphere clean and simple reigns in this layout. A purist job with few quantities of plant species everything in correct place with superb distribution of colors.
Good and natural detailing shadows with perfect intensity and awesome shoal position.
The reflections at the both sides could be improved but mostly on the left side and in the density of the left-background bush wasn't good... Maybe one more week to photo would result in a better moment.
Aquariums like this make me very happy!
— André Longarco
The placement of the rocks is very good and feels stylish the planting is just perfect not more not less also with a perfect schooling fish in this photograph PERFECT!
— Dave Chow
A great layout with a very bold hardscape! There is a sense of tension but not disorder. The plants are growing very naturally and appear to be flourishing.

Well done!
— Marvin Lo

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 80 × 40 × 35 cm
Title Spike´s Valley
Volume 112L
Background Foggy Background
Lighting Maxspect RSX R5F-150
Filtration ADA Jet Filter ES-600 + Eheim Ecco Pro 2236
Plants Marsilea quadrifolia, Micranthemum sp. “Monte Carlo”, Eleocharis mínima, Hygrophila pinnatifida, Microsorum pteropus var. "Windelov", Anubia barteri var. Nana “Pangolino”, Bucephalandra sp. , Limnophila sp. “Vietnam”, Rotala sp. “Nanjenshan”, Rotala sp.”Mexican”, Rotala rotundifolia, Rotala sp. H’ra, Rotala wallichii, Rotala sp. “Green”, Rotala sp. "Waynad", Rotala sp. “Francisco”, Rotala sp. “Vietnam”, Fissidens fontanus
Animals Trigonostigma hengeli, Danio margaritatus, Parotocinclus haroldoi
Materials Ryuo Stones, Cosmetic Gravel SOMA Pebble Black (2-4mm e 3-5mm) e ADA La Plata Sand
Additional Information In this layout I Try to represent a valley formed in antiquity where the rocks come out of an open crack in the ground, after a seismic event

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