#179: 126L Aquatic Garden SUR

Juan Manuel Bueno Rodríguez Cádiz, Spain

Awards and Comments

Top Ten
A romantic sunrise in nature.
The atmosphere here is nicely accentuated and very pleasant.
I only partially like the choice of stones.
However the arrangement is excellently solved.
The over-emphasized yellow tone suits the concept and gives a warm and friendly feeling.
Many thanks for this nice work!
— Frederic Fuss
Really nice Brazilian style tank with a lovely atmosphere. The trimming on left bushes is a bit unnatural.
— Juan Puchades Rufino
Awesome result for your first attempt congratulations. You understood the meaning of Nature.
Your layout is simple but very well done.
Take care with the flat and aligned foreground and with excess of the driftwood... Are these trunks necessary?
Shadows are very important in contest layouts but in this case they are too strong. In the next time who knows an appropriate illumination on the day of the photo can improve the result of your picture?
Keep aquascaping my friend and thank you for sharing your thoughts with us... I'm very glad that Nature Aquarium helped you personally.
Please count with us... See you next year!
— Andre Longarço
I wish this tank was either better lit in front or else the photo better exposed. I see a lot that I like but it feels very dark. And I suspect that it is not when seen with the eye.
— Karen Randall
Warm atmosphere calms I love the techniques used here and the way everything is organized in the tank I would love to see better trimming techniques in background plants. Lovely tank.
— Jhonny Vanegas Cardenas

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 80 × 45 × 35 cm
Title SUR
Volume 126L
Background None
Lighting ONF flat One
Filtration Fluval FX4, + Seachem Matrix
Plants Rotalas Rotundifolia, Hra, Green; Micrantemum Micrantemoides, Heleocharis acicularis mini, Micrantemum Montecarlo, Bucephalandra Red, Wavy Green, Needle leaf, Riccardia Chamedryfolia, Fissidens Fontanus, Taxiphyllum sp Flame Moss, Fontinalis Antipyretica, Anubias Nana Petite, Glossistigma Elatinoides, Schismatoglotis prietoi, Plagiochilaceae SP
Animals 30 Paracheirodon Simulans, 10 Caridina Multidentata
Materials Local Rocks and wood
Additional Information This has been my first aquarium as an aquascaper and I am very satisfied with the result I have achieved.
I have worked in this aquarium at night while my family slept and it has helped me to relax after work, that is why I have tried to achieve a peaceful atmosphere, although full of details and dark places, framed in some moment of sunset.
I have put a lot of effort into finding the balance between the calm and the beauty of a simple complexity.
The aquarium is called SUR in honor of the place where I live and where the hardscape materials come from, as well as the people who have helped and supported me to achieve this warm result, the fruit of love, friendship and dedication.
I hope you like it. Thanks for your attention

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