#281: 40L Aquatic Garden Rainbow glow

Bruna Andrade Taubate, Brazil

Awards and Comments

Top Ten
Really nice. With no mistakes and perfect trimming and timing. Just because this tank looks very usual as previous years I do not give him top1 or 2 places. But in any case is an amazing work. Well done try next year one step further!!!
— Juan Puchades Rufino
A typical Brazilian style aquarium. Colorful full of bushes textures and shadows.
However the notorious alignment of the hardscape in the mid-plane gives an impression of a unique wall. This increases the impression of few layers which leaves the work without depth.
The work of making the bushes dense was very well done but the unnatural pruning drawing too much of the contours of the clumps gave an artificial look. Another point that deserves attention is the work with the plants in the corners of the foreground. They are messy and look like they've been neglected.
Despite the shadows being present I don't know if it was the photo technique used or if the right block of the layout is really too dark hiding many details that could positively harmonize the overall look of the work.
Everything is going the right way but needs more practice and mostly contemplate more of Nature in order to reproduce Nature.
Good job.
— Andre Longarço
Brazilian style -- it’s always a delightful scene to watch. Plant quality is perfect rock arrangement is well developed. I would love to have more sense of depth and more natural trimming techniques in the background plants they are pretty good just needs a bigger mass of stems. Lovely tank.
— Jhonny Vanegas Cardenas

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 45 × 35 × 26 cm
Title Rainbow glow
Volume 40L
Background Vinil white
Lighting Lighting: RSXF-50, Maxspect 08hour/day
Filtration Canister Ultramax 1000, Aquael (*filter with flow regulation valve)
Plants - Rotala rotundifolia;
- Rotala sp. Nanjenshan;
- Limnophila vietnam;
- Ammannia sp. Bonsai;
- Staurogyne repens;
- Micranthemum sp. Monte carlo;
- Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba";
- Anubias barteri Nana petit;
- Vesicularia montagnei "Christmas moss";
- Higrophila pinnatifida;
- Hydrocotyle tripartita;
- Lobelia cardinalis;
- Eleocharis mínima;
- Utricularia graminifolia;
- Marsilea angustifolia
Animals - Paracheirodon simulans;
- Corydora hastatus;
- Otocinclus affinis
Materials AF Lava soil black, Aquaforest
AF Natural, Aquaforest
La plata sand, ADA,
Aqua Gravel, ADA.
Rocks ryuoh, ADA
Additional Information CO2: Pressurized system CO2ART, 08hour per day
Fertilization: Daily fertilization with Aquaforest line
-Partial water change (40%) once a week;
- Pruning every 10-15 days;
-Daily cleaning of glass and rocks.

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