#137: 50L Aquatic Garden Chimera's nest

Minhyung Kim Incheon, South Korea

Awards and Comments

Top Ten
Very underwater feeling tank. Just some more maturity is needed! In any top scores for this tank.
— Juan Puchades Rufino
Impressive work.
Great sense of perspective and sense of depth.
Although the foreground is a little bit flat it develops well until the beginning of the background. Passing to the middle with some details and good shadows the layout is very strong and intense but suddenly it feels like there's no space no height in the display. That's when I noticed that the aquarium is just 25cm tall... too small for growing stem plants for example. The same ones that were missing in this layout to make it much stronger natural attractive and complete.
Another 10cm in height and more stem plants finishing the background would likely take this layout to higher positions in the rankings.
— Andre Longarço
This is a good strong layout but the large dark piece of wood leading the eye right out of the top middle of the tank is a mistake. It is also too bad that at the time the photo was taken a lot of the small plants in the front are not in top condition. Nice use of light and shadow overall though!
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 50 × 40 × 25 cm
Title Chimera's nest
Volume 50L
Lighting GUYU TL1 70W
Filtration Philgreen AT-301F (3.5W)
Plants Hemianthus callitrichoides "cuba", Micranthemum sp 'Monte Carlo', Microcarpaea minima, Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini', Riccardia chamedryfolia, Vesicularia sp, Fissidens joponicus, Microsorium pteropus 'Windelov', Microsorium pteropus 'Narrow leaf', Bucephalandra Sp. mini coin, Anubias nana Congensis
Animals Paracheirodon innesi, Caridina multidentata, Otocinclus, Neocaridina davidi
Materials driftwood, Neoplants soil, Nature sand yellow, rock
Additional Information A monster chimera from Greek mythology.
I tried to work with the feeling of exploring the habitat of a chimera.

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