#111: 182.2L Aquatic Garden The green valley of the red fireflies

Marco Kowal The Hague, Netherlands

Awards and Comments

Top Ten
Interesting layout but too symmetric. It seems that a ruler and engineering tools were used to make this layout.
The Nature Aquarium requires more feeling more contemplation and consequently more naturalness.
Very good perspective details shadows and proportions.
The foreground could be more dynamic it is too flat and parallel with the front glass.
Please you have the skills but you need to feel more and think less okay?
Nice job please keep aquascaping congrats!
— Andre Longarço
This is a lovely scape and I like the sweep of the wood from right to left. I would like the path better if it weren’t such an even zig zag. I think you were trying to use the hard edges to underscore the hard edges of your wood but I don’t think it really worked. It reads as a straight line from front to back. Try to make it more irregular and natural looking!
— Karen Randall
I love this scape and the fish placement. The surface ripples are well done and the wood structures harmonize in a pleasing way. The pathway had a couple too many zig zags and should have been a little more random.
— Hiep Hong

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 90 × 45 × 45 cm
Title The green valley of the red fireflies
Volume 182.2L
Background illuminated background film
Lighting Chihiros WRGB II
Filtration Oase BioMaster Thermo 600
Plants Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'
Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'
Glossostigma elatinoides

Eleocharis mini
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis

Hydrocotyle verticillata
Hydrocotyle tripartita

Riccardia chamedryfolia
Riccia fluitans

Microsorum pteropus 'Trident'
Bolbitis difformis Mini
Hygrophila pinnatifida
Taxiphyllum 'Flame Moss'
Vesicularia sp 'Mini Christmas moss'

Cryptocoryne lutea 'Hobbit'
Bucephalandra sp.

Limnophila sp.Vietnam Mini
Rotala sp. green
Rotala sp. H'Ra
Rotala rotundifolia
Ludwigia arcuata
Myriophyllum sp. 'Guyana
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Animals 30 Trigonostigma hengeli
10 Otocinclus affinis
Neocaridina davidi `red sakura`
Materials Tropica Aquarium Soil + Tropica Powder Soil
Seiryu Rock
La Plata sand

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