#279: 108L Aquatic Garden Whirlpool

Rahul Mukherjee Kolkata, India

Awards and Comments

Top Ten
I can't understand the title 'Whirlpool' I would have rather thought of the carnival in Rio.
The strong colors and heavy contrasts look very excited and cheerful.
The planting looks a bit too wild but I suspect this was intentional. Clear structures are largely covered with plants and the passage to the horizon is too central.
Nonetheless I liked this "Whirlpool" it was fun!
— Frederic Fuss
Interesting layout colorful and rich of details but in some moments I lost focus because there are a lot of elements inside the layout.
When too many elements are used we lost the perspective and sense of depth because everything looks like to be in the same layer.
Take care not to position the void exactly in the middle of the layout prefer the golden ratio position ok?
The flat foreground unfortunately helps to increase this sensation.
In the next work remember: Less is more.
But anyway it is a beautiful job congratulations.
— Andre Longarço
Best use of plants and colours of the category. An amazing work that deserved high rank on a very hard category to judge!
— Juan Puchades Rufino
I am a color fan it’s an organized chaos. This work has a strong overall impression and many balanced colors. The plants provide an ideal place for many aquatic animal species.
— Jhonny Vanegas Cardenas

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 60 × 45 × 40 cm
Title Whirlpool
Volume 108L
Background Frosted white screen
Lighting ADA Aquasky 60 2 units for 8 hrs a day
Filtration Oase Biomaster
Plants Riccardia Graffei , Microsorum sp , Vesicularia Ferrei , Vesicularia Montagnei , Bucephalandra sp. , Bolbitis Heudelotii , Hygrophila Pinnatifida , Asplenium Obscurum ,Rotala H'ra , Rotala Wallichi , Rotala Nanjenshan , Myriophyllum Mattogrossense , Myriophyllum Tuberculatum ' Red' , Micranthemum sp 'Tweedy'
Animals Hemigrammus Rhodostomus , Clea Helena , Caridina Multidentata
Materials Ironwoods
Additional Information Maturation period is 5 months ,Chillers used to control temperature in tropical climate. Theme depicts the effect of whirling movement of water and its impact on inhabitants including fallen twigs in an aquatic ecosystem.

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