#875: 64.4L Aquatic Garden Passage to Inca Rose

Timothy Stephen Gross West Mifflin, United States

Awards and Comments

Second Place
Very nice island style layout! Even though the island style usually looks drab and unattractive this setup breaks that rule. The intention is clear to create a lot of layers and offer to the observer many attractive details.
The proportion of hardscape and plants are perfect and the use of The Golden Ratio to place the red plants is a good strategy to catch our attention and guide us through the layout.
Surprisingly the reflections are perfect. I say that because normally it is very difficult to take pictures of square tanks with a good reflections.
Another good point is the details or the absence of them. Normally I would clamor for more details in the foreground and in the path but cleverly the trunks were used for these details and more stones or anything else in the path would be an exaggeration and would disrupt the place.
Well this cube broke a lot of paradigms at least in my mind!!! :-)
— André Longarco
A very refreshing tank! A difficult style to pull off and remain different. The layers created by the wood help give this tank more depth and the color makes things pop.

Well done!
— Marvin Lo

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 61 × 30 × 36 cm
Title Passage to Inca Rose
Volume 64.4L
Background ADA light screen
Lighting Twinstar Light Ver. III 600SA
Filtration Fluval 106 Canister Filter
Plants Eleocharis vivipara, Hemianthus glomeratus, Rotala sp. 'Colorata', Callicostella prabaktiana, Marsilea hirsuta, Riccia fluitans, Eriocaulon sp. 'Dong Ha', Anubias barteri var. nana 'petite'
Animals 21-Tucanoichthys Tucano, 6-Caridina multidentata
Materials ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia Light, ADA Colorado Sand, seiryu stone, Malaysian driftwood
Additional Information Pressurized CO2, Micro and Macro Nutrients supplemented daily

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