#327: 243L Aquatic Garden Long Way

Paulo Vitor Pacheco Sao Paulo, Brazil

Awards and Comments

Third Place
This is perfection!
You have created the prototype of a classic v-shape landscape here. In fact it`s the best v-shape landscape I`ve ever seen!
This design can always be used for a lesson in golden ratio. The vectors that result from the vanishing point and focus points run exactly along the structures made of driftwood stones and plants.
I don't know how much energy and thought you put into the design but I'm sure any talented aquascaper would find it difficult to reach your level.
The execution is masterful in every respect. The choice of material is outstanding.
I hardly recognized the seiryu stones as such because they are so illuminated that they appear much darker and sleaker than usual. At first I thought it was natural slate.
I was initially irritated by the driftwood in the foreground. However the fact that it complements the image in terms of color and the lack of wood in the back creates additional depth makes so much sense.
In fact every aspect of this work makes sense and it all comes together as a harmonious whole.
Nothing superfluous here and nothing is missing.
This masterpiece creates an unsurpassably elegant overall impression.
Thank you for this lesson!
— Frederic Fuss
Awesome "U" shape layout!!!
Outstanding hardscape very strong and powerful but what happened with plants??? Looks like that they were pruned few days ago.
It was a huge pity because the layout is very intense with awesome shadows excellent power-lines textures and movement... but the bushes with this pruning completely take of the dynamism of the layout.
I hope for a better timing next year.
Congrats you have the skills!
— Andre Longarço
Wow!! This is an amazing work. Once again the Brazilian style brings us a new masterpiece. The hardscape photograph is mindblowing.
Just as a little details excuse me about telling these two point deduction elements for my taste.
1) The Rotala bunches were not in perfect timing for my taste. I would wait 3 more days before shooting.
2) The dark mood of the photograph makes this tank shine a little less than it would do with a brighter photo.
In any case I really admire this work and the author's skills.
— Juan Puchades Rufino

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 120 × 45 × 45 cm
Title Long Way
Volume 243L
Lighting 2 x Chihiros RGB Vivid II
Filtration 2 x Eheim Classic 2217
Plants Micranthemum sp. "Monte Carlo"
Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba"
Marsilea hirsuta
Marsilea quadrifolia
Utricularia graminifolia
Eleocharis sp. "Japan"
Staurogyne repens
Limnophila sp. "Vietnam"
Rotala sp. "Green"
Rotala nanjenshan
Rotala rotundifolia
Rotala sp. H'ra
Hygrophila pinnatifida
Hydrocotyle tripartita
Bolbitis heudelotii
Microsorum pteropus var. "Windelov"
Riccardia chamedryfolia
Fissidens fontanus
Vesicularia montagnei "Christmas"
Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite'
Bucephalandra “Brownie Phoenix”
Animals 100 x Paracheirodon simulans
50 x Caridina pareparensis parvidentata
Materials ADA Seiryu stone
ADA Colorado sand
Natural driftwood

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