#378: 324L Aquatic Garden Forest in the wind

Pavol Kulanda Cookstown, United Kingdom

Awards and Comments

First Place
Awesome forest!
Good choice of plants very well positioned. Healthy and in a good shape. The main perspective is easy to find and follow. By the way the journey through this layout is amazing... a lot of details and points of attention that catch our eyes and make us imagine the smell the sound and the freshness of this forest.
The "cave" is well located maybe too close to the front glass but it is very well detailed. The reflections are good. The foreground a little flat and aligned.
Excellent shadows and very nice overall appearance natural and inviting.
— André Longarco
I love the path without sand it makes this forest look more natural.
The mix of plants is balanced and exquisite.
For my taste I would like to have a little more space in front to generate more details in the sand and the interface with the second layer.
Excellent work. Congratulations.
— Jhonny Vanegas Cardenas
Wonderful tank that makes the feeling of a forest come alive! The use of large horizontal foreground hardscape that transition to smaller vertical hardscape is well done. The plants create a very natural feeling. However the smaller twigs in the background are a little distracting.

Well done!
— Marvin Lo

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 120 × 60 × 45 cm
Title Forest in the wind
Volume 324L
Background frosted film
Lighting 2x Life Aqua Master Pro RGB 70w lamps
Filtration Superjet 960l/h , Eheim Pro 3 T250
Plants Anubias nana mini, Anubias nana mini, Anubias nana coin leaf, var. Bucephalandra sp., Riccardia chamedryfolia, Fissidens fontanus, Vesicularia ferriei weeping, Fontinalis Antipyretica, Micranthemum montecarlo, Hydrocotyle tripartita mini, Hydrocotyle verticilata, Hygrophila pinnatifida, Marsilea hirsuta, Cryptocoryne albida lucens, Cryptocoryne becketii, Microsorum pteropus petit, Microsorum pteropus Windelov, Microsorum pteropus trident, Bolbitis heudelotii, Ceratopteris thallictroides, Glossostigma elatinoides, Eleocharis parvula, Valisneria nana, Myriophyllum guyana, Myriophyllum pinquum, Myriophyllum pinnatum, Myriophyllum matogrossense, Rotala H`ra, Rotala sp. green,
Animals Trigonostigma hengeli, Prionobrama filigera, Aphyocharax rathbuni, Crossocheilus siamensis, Otocinclus affinis, Neocaridina davidi red sakura, Caridina cantonensis orange tiger, Caridina multidentata, Clithon corona snails, Zebra nerite snails.
Materials redmoor roots, mangrove driftwood, iron wood, ancient roots, local basalt stone, cosmetic silica sand, Prodibio aquagrowth soil, g-series gravels
Additional Information Pressurised Co2 30mg/L by CO2art, daily fertilization routine by Masterline All in One soil, golden and carbo, 80% waterchange weekly

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