#130: 26.9L Aquatic Garden The falling leaves

Aldo Santana Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


An interesting job.
The structure of the branches running backwards stands out.
Unfortunately I find the planting partially questionable.
The moss in the middle part might have revealed interesting structures.
The moss on the left is simply misplaced.
The small Anubia and the Bucelaphandra are instead very suitable and look nice.
Since the branches in the background hit the water surface and are diametrically mirrored there it might have been helpful to create a surface movement.
— Frederic Fuss
Excellent work in such a small space!
A profusion of details and diverse textures can usually be positive attributes for a work but in this case they may be on the edge.
Despite having worked very well on the details the work must have an area of escape of empty space or a "rest for the observer". It's all very tight mostly because it's a small display but in fact it lacked a "breath for the observer".
The lack of contrasts between light and dark gave the layout a flatter impression. Some shadows would be welcome.
But in any case it is an exquisite work which if it were developed on a larger display would probably have even more prominence and notoriety.
Congratulations for the excellent work!
— Andre Longarço
I really would like to see the photo of this tank without plants. I am sure there something really interesting in there. For my taste plants have taken too much space and disbalanced the final photo.
— Juan Puchades Rufino

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 35 × 35 × 22 cm
Title The falling leaves
Volume 26.9L
Lighting Led
Filtration Canister
Plants Rotala sp. "bsd", Fissidens fontanus, Christmas moss, Monte carlo, Hemianthus callitrichoides, Hydrocotyle tripartita "mini", Hygrophila pinnatifida, Anubia nana var. "petit', Bucephalandra sp., Microssorum sp. "golia".
Animals Paracheirodon simulans, Hyphessobrycon elachys.
Materials Wood

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