#221: 180L Aquatic Garden ALONG THE RIVER

Do Lam Vy Hochiminh, Vietnam

Awards and Comments

Third Place
Strong layout and very wide.
Despite being a layout with only green plants it has very clear perspective lines and focal point thanks to the slope that ends at the horizon.
Lots of shadows textures and exquisite detail which recreate a natural and interesting environment.
As with almost all forest-style layouts there is excess of driftwood some almost unnecessary. When they repeat themselves they set the rhythm a lot and make the area monotonous and uninteresting.
The front is fine but a little squeezed between the foreground and the front glass.
Probably if the void on the horizon were bigger it would increase the lightness and breadth of the layout as a whole.
Anyway it's a very powerful layout and it holds our attention for a long time. Ah and it seems to be much bigger than it really is!!! Another touchdown yeah!!!!
— André Longarco
The way in which the driftwood was treated is very creative like the way to make a special forest scape!
— Dave Chow
A wonderful layout! the level of depth and detail created with the driftwood is quite amazing. I would have loved to see more contrast in the greens or perhaps even more reds.

Well done!
— Marvin Lo

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 100 × 45 × 40 cm
Volume 180L
Background white
Lighting T5HO * 4Bs
Filtration Eheim Classic 600 (2017) X 3 PCS
Plants Hemianthus Callitrichoides, Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo’, Hygrophila pinnatifida, Anubias Nana Petite, Rotala Rotundifolia Green, Rotala Rotundifolia yellow, Taxiphyllum 'Flame’, Vesicularia ferriei 'Weeping’, Hydrocotyle tripartita, Eleocharis acicularis, Isopteryhium sp, Mini Fissidens, Bolbitis Heudelotii, Bucephalandra Sp.
Animals Neon tetra, Ember Tetra.
Materials Rocks, Driftwood

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