#122: 180L Aquatic Garden Beautiful Mutation

Andreas Ruppert-Flerlage Frechen, Germany

Awards and Comments

Top Ten
An interesting design with a dynamic structure and varied planting.
Several layers create good depth.
A few nice details such as hanging lianas and structures that are created at slightly different points and angles provide variety.
At the same time the design looks a bit too symmetrical.
I see about five root structures and as many openings.
The size and distances are also very similar.
The hardscape design that was attached to the entry shows that it is a main arch that meanders through the aquarium almost like a figure eight.
Unfortunately the water surface cuts off this part so a significant part of the original design is missing.
I think the original design at the right height would have provided a good opportunity for a very extraordinary and exciting work.
So it's still an appealing layout that I'm happy to include in my top ten in the 162-220 liter category.
— Frederic Fuss
A dynamic forest layout!
I liked the atmosphere and the wideness of the scene.
Great lightness in details and good light in entire work. Even that good shadows too.
The foreground is very interesting and dynamic and the path is so natural.
What a job congratulations!!
— Andre Longarço
This is a very pretty tank. But when I see the really exceptional lines in your hardscape photo I think you have done yourself a disservice by cutting the final planted “scape” down to a level below your original hardscape. From your lovely flowing lines you turned it into a scape of trees. Still pretty but not as powerful.
— Karen Randall
The flow here is outstanding the wood is located perfectly and makes strong the wood placement.
Stunning work with wonderful ending.
The detailing here is done perfectly in the scene.
— Jhonny Vanegas Cardenas

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 100 × 45 × 40 cm
Title Beautiful Mutation
Volume 180L
Background Milkglas foil, DIY background lighting
Lighting Skylight Hyperspot L
Filtration Oase BioMaster 350
Plants Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba", Staurogyne repens, Eleocharis pusilla, Helanthium tenellum "Red", Microsorum pteropus trident, Anubias nana pangolino, different species of Bucephalandra, Najas guadalupensis, Riccardia spec., Vesicularia dubyana, Fontinalis antipyretica
Animals Paracheirodon simulans, Corydoras pygmaeus, Neocaridina davidi, Caridina multidenta
Materials Mangrove wood, black lava rock, bright Sand, Aquasoil

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