#112: 202L Aquatic Garden ARIDANE

Jesús Olier Pérez Sevilla, Spain

Awards and Comments

First Place
This is magic!
A really brilliant implementation of an actually very simple and far too often seen topic.
To find the escape point here you just have to follow the fish.
The twilight that shines from the background bathes the scenery in an enchanting light.
It's actually a simple trick but I've never seen this effect so beautifully as here.
The design has very few pronounced lines most of which is left to the viewer. Vectors and a hypnotic pull towards the vanishing point only form in his mind.
A truly remarkable work I am very impressed.
— Frederic Fuss
Outstanding work with amazing natural atmosphere!!!
Great perspective depth sense textures contrasts light and strong shadows... All ingredients to a spectacular Nature Aquarium.
Healthy plants very natural trimming and an amazing atmosphere explained almost poetically in the text.
Aquariums like that sustain me make me happy and fulfilled in my profession.
Thank you so much for this opportunity to evaluate such a beautiful work and to emerge in this scenario so close to Nature.
My sincere congratulations.
— Andre Longarço
This is an amazing scene. The design is carefully done with a perfect use of perspective and correct management of depth and proportions. The author has shown great skills in this aquascape.
Also we can feel a great atmosphere with a smart use of a ray of light and very interesting lighting.
This tank deserves to be one of the winners of his category.
— Juan Puchades Rufino
I really like the moody melancholy feel of this scape and the sunbeams coming through. Well done!
— Karen Randall
Breathtaking layout the proportions are perfectly executed. The shadows are amazing and shows the aquascaper's technique.

Makes me want to go inside and take a look. Stunning work and gorgeous layout.

The fine wood branches in this layout tend to give a natural scene and are meticulous work.
— Jhonny Vanegas Cardenas
I LOVE the use of light here finally a tank that uses water clarity intentionally and effectively. Well done!
— Hiep Hong

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 90 × 50 × 45 cm
Volume 202L
Background Pantalla retroiluminada "LIGHTGROUND"
Lighting ONF FLAT ONE 90. 8 h/día
Filtration JBL Cristal profi 1902 + skimmer surface 350 L/h + pump
Plants Vesicularia Ferriei 'weeping moss'
Fissidens fontanus 'phoenix moss'
Taxyphyllum flame
Riccardia Chamedryfolia
Micranthemum Tweediei 'Monte carlo'
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Bucephalandra theia Red
Bucephalandra mini coin
Anubia petite
Rotala Vietnam hra'
Eleocharis acicularis mini sp.
Glossogtima elatinoides
Animals Hemigrammus Armstrongi
Materials Roca dragón
Raíz roja
Additional Information As the Name says, Aridane, is a town on the Island of La Palma, located in the Canary Islands (Spain).
This past 2021 they suffered a great natural catastrophe, due to the fact that one of their volcanoes entered into a long eruption (approximately 3 months in continuous activity). It dragged everything in its path leaving hardly anything, burying several towns as the great lava flow advanced.

This layout is a small tribute to the whole island. In it I wanted to recreate a devastated, gloomy image... but at the same time that the scene progressed, I was looking for the resurgence of nature; Making it synonymous with life itself, with all those people who suffered the loss of their homes, and now have had to overcome that moment.

In this aquarium the fish reflect the people, they come out of the darkness illuminated by a "ray of hope" that leads them towards the light fleeing from the storm.
Remember that "After the storm always comes calm"
I hope you like it and enjoy the work. See you soon.

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