#142: 270L Aquatic Garden Rio Caiman

Ismael Aguilar Soria Sevilla, Spain


This is an extremely elaborated stone work. This kind of work usually attracts my attention. I have mixed feelings with this aquascape. The layering looks a bit flat blocking my eyes many times before arriving at the vanishing point. On the other hand I feel the editing of the photo was not appropriate. Bigger shadows on both sides and a brighter vanishing point will give more contrast to the scene.
— Juan Puchades Rufino

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 120 × 50 × 45 cm
Title Rio Caiman
Volume 270L
Background Support on terraces using extruded polystyrene sheets
Lighting 6 T5 48W
Filtration Filter OASE biomaster 600 and filter 1501e cristal profi JBL
Plants Rotala Bangladesh, Rotala Rotundifolia, eleocharis mini, micranthemum micranthemoide, micranthemum "monte carlo", anubia petite, bucephalandra sp, fissidens fontanus "mini", isma moss ;)
Animals Paracheirodon axelrodi, Corydora panda, neocaridina heteropoda, planorbis
Materials Dragon Stone
Additional Information I wanted to recreate a river that winds through the rock and erodes it creating terraces with stalactites and stalagmites.
It has been quite a challenge to create the entire structure, first the base where the rock is mounted, to create caves that are the shadow areas and leave space for the stalactites. All this has implied an extra effort in lighting the day of the final photo.

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