#308: 215L Aquatic Garden Falling into infinity

Ryan David Noel Indianapolis, United States


A believable biotope-like layout.
I found this work pleasantly subtle and natural.
The driftwood on the right looks very nice and is well placed. Unfortunately the left side does not complement it optimally.
The light green of the plants the dark brown of the wood and the beige substrate complement each other very nicely.
The movement of the water surface ideally blurs the contours of the reflection.
All in all a very successful job - Congratulations!
— Frederic Fuss
Beautiful fish choice however I felt that a smaller sized fish choice may have enhanced the scale of the scape.
— Hiep Hong

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 90 × 60 × 40 cm
Title Falling into infinity
Volume 215L
Background Diffusion Film
Lighting Chihiros Vivid II, 8 hours daily
Filtration Oase Biomaster 850 Thermo
Plants Juncus Repens, Monte Carlo, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Eleocharis Acicularis Mini, Gratiola Viscidula, Blyxa Japonica, Eriocaulon 'Feather Duster', Eriocaulon 'Dong Ha', Fissidens Fontanus, Myriophylum Guyana, Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba, Eleocharis Parvula
Animals Devario Sondhii
Materials Mr. Aqua Aquarium Soil, Manzanita Wood, Black Forest Wood, Seiryu Stone
Additional Information The inspiration for this scene came from a combination of photos I have taken and places I had visited over the previous year. Primarily the inspiration came from large trees that had been toppled by eroded dunes at the banks of Lake Michigan. But mostly I wanted to create a scene that simply felt familiar to me, like something I'd see in my own nature explorations — a scene that felt North American.

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