#666: 72L Aquatic Garden Spring inspiration

Nemashkalo Valeriy Kharkiv, Ukraine


Interesting layout with many layers but with no perspective.

The concern to create many layers is notorious but even so this layout does not have strong and clear lines of perspective.
This is because almost all the hardscape was covered by plants and then we lost the flow reference.
Even trying to use correctly the rounded and bigger leaves in the foreground in order to approximate the plan to the observer the use of the same mosses in all the rest of the aquarium confuses our eye because we lose the sense of depth. Everything belongs at the same plane.
Other point contributing to this effect is the skyline at the same height. If one of the sides was higher it would improve the sensation of perspective.
And last avoid planting and positioning the plants like a flowerbed well organized and symmetric. The natural environment is much more "chaotic" than this.

The harmonic contemplation of nature helps us to understand how Mother Nature develops.
— André Longarco
A very vibrant layout and healthy plants! The plants really shine through in this layout. However the path is difficult to see because it is so narrow and the plants are growing into it. If it was widened up more it would open the tank up and help with depth.

Good job keep at it!
— Marvin Lo

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 60 × 40 × 30 cm
Title Spring inspiration
Volume 72L
Background Blue paint
Lighting LED,70 lm/l
Filtration 500 l/h
Plants Callicostella prabaktiana,Riccardia chamedryfolia,Anubias barteri var. nana Petite,Anubias barteri var. nana Pinto,Rotala wallichii,Ludwigia palustris "Super red",Eleocharis parvula
Animals Corydoras pygmaeus
Materials Canyon Rocks,quartz

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