#434: 53L Aquatic Garden Violet

Tanja Pechhold Erlangen, Germany

Awards and Comments

Top Ten
A very bold layout! The use of plants to accent the hardscape is well done. I get the feeling of a flower arrangement from this layout and it is very clean. Well placed hardscape balances the layout well.

Great job!
— Marvin Lo
Minimalism at the extreme!
Very good job with japanese Manten stones. Mr. Amano certainly is proud of this job!
Maybe the Cryptocoryne and Cyperus weren't ideal plants for this job because the proportion. Vallisneria nana or another thin leaved plant could fits better.
And just to make this iwagumi perfect the rocks on the front side could be better placed more connected with the central and main formation.
But anyway a great example of the concept "Less is more".
I loved it!!!
— André Longarco

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 45 × 36 × 33 cm
Title Violet
Volume 53L
Background Light screen
Lighting Chihiros WRGB II 45
Filtration External filter JBL CristalProfi e702 greenline
Plants Cyperus helferi, Cryptocoryne spiralis 'Tiger‘, Hottonia palustris, Rotala macrandra, Staurogyne repens, Eleocharis sp. 'Mini‘, Bucephalandra sp., Bucephalandra Brownie Phantom Mini, Solenostoma tetragonum "Gunung Sumpit“, Barbula sp., Bucephalandra moss
Animals 7 Boraras brigittae
>30 Caridina cf. babaulti "Stripes"
5 Clithon sp.
Materials Manten Stones, Substrate: ADA Power Sand, ADA Additives, Tropica Aquarium Soil, ADA La Plata Sand, ADA Aqua Gravel S
Additional Information Fertilization includes pressurized CO2 with Inline Diffuser and Tropica Specialised Nutrition liquid fertilizer.
The inspiration for this layout came from a distributors tank in the ADA gallery. It's a classic arrangement of stones that I liked a lot and wanted to recreate in my tank but using different plants and substrate.
I entered the same layout to IAPLC 2021.

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