#216: 202.5L Aquatic Garden Wingspan

Tran Duc Minh Hochiminh, Vietnam

Awards and Comments

Top Ten
Lovely layout!!!
Very natural intense and with tenderness everything at the same time! It is unusual to see this kind of layout in a time when everybody wants to create a forest or a landscape layout. Thank God!
Amazing job with so many details but with reflections not so good. This difficulty is because perhaps the logs are too big for this tank and the limits of them stay too close to the side glass. But nothing is so terrible. Because of the same motif and wrong proportions of the hardscape the foreground was too tight and close to the front glass.
Talking about the background I humbly suggest to change the position of the Rotala bushes in the center to the sides. In this way the side reflections would be much better and the empty space supposedly created in the center would bring more amplitude and would accentuate the perspective line!
But anyway I loved this tank.
Congratulations and please keep aquascaping!!!!
— André Longarco
A wonderful tank with great sense of depth! The plant placement is great in this tank and the reflections of the sides continue the tank even more than what we see in front. Maybe a little more negative space would help create even more impact.

Keep it up!
— Marvin Lo

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 100 × 45 × 45 cm
Title Wingspan
Volume 202.5L
Background white
Lighting ONF Flatone plus 90 * 2 PCS
Filtration External canister filter Atman 3338 * 2 PCS
Plants Hemianthus Callitrichoides, Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo’, Glossostigma Elatinoides, Hygrophila pinnatifida, Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis, Rotala Rotundifolia Green, Rotala H’ra, Rotala Rotundifolia yellow, MIcrosotum Pteropus ‘Narrow’, Taxiphyllum 'Flame’, Vesicularia ferriei 'Weeping’, Bucephalandra Sp, Anubias Nana Petite, Blyxa Japonica, Marsilea Quadrifolia, Helanthium Tenellum.
Animals Rummy-nose Tetra
Materials Driftwood
Additional Information To me, wings – the symbol of rising. It also powerfully stands for freedom, desire, strength, and support. Thus far, I formed driftwood blocks to be the spreading wings with the implication of flying high to the sun. Starting from the main wings, leafy Hemianthus callitriche, I trimmed it with care and passion to create vary layers for the feeling of smooth flow running through from foreground toward the sun. The wings are seen as the launching pad for the vegetation to rise up to the sun light. Besides, I chose an angle to capture the left and right reflection so that it can maximize the space for fishes to swim freely. In addition, I combined plants, such as Microsorum Pteropus "narrow", hygrophila pinnatifila , and lilaeopsis brasiliensis in the composition to simulate the flow as well as give the impression of the feathery tips of the wings.

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