#329: 450L Aquatic Garden Valhalla valley

Cheattha Sae-Teaw Phuket, Thailand


Exuberant is the word that define this job.
Awesome textures colours and plants absurdly healthy.
The conception of this job which can be mistakenly compared with a Dutch-style aquarium purpose to be much more a Nature Aquarium but without or with few hardscape material.
Without hardscape is much more difficult to show perspective and sense of depth.
Because of this although this montage is in my heart it lost some points precisely because of the lack of hardscape work.
But anyway congratulations what plants!!!
— Andre Longarço
I am scoring this in MY top 10 because although it is not a traditional ”Dutch” aquarium nor a traditional “Nature Aquarium” nor what we normally see in contest aquariums it is extremely beautiful the plants are in tip-top health and the design is lovely. It takes a real aquarist to design and maintain such a tank and I believe that that needs to be acknowledged. Well done!!!
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 150 × 60 × 50 cm
Title Valhalla valley
Volume 450L
Background Black
Lighting Chihiros WRGB 120 1 set
Filtration Canister : Crazy Stone CS-1400 1 set
Plants 1.Eriocaulon Vietnam
2.Bacopa colorata
3.Lobelia cardinalis ‘Drawf’
4.Myriophyllum sp. Guyana
5.Rotala colorata
6.Cyperus helferi
7.Rotala macrandra green
8.Limnophila aquatica ‘Giant Ambulia’
9.Cabomba Furcata ‘piauhyensis’
10.Ludwegia sphaerocarpa ‘pilosa’
11.Ludwegia inclinata verticillata ‘tornado’
12.Lidwegia sp. Mini super red
13.Cabomba caroliniana
14.Pogostemon erectus
15.Alteranthera Reineckii ‘Rosanervig’
16.Cryptocoryne wendtii ‘Flamingo’
17.Hermianthus micranthemoides ‘Pearl Weed”
18.Heteranthera zosterifolia ‘Stargrass’
19.Micranthemum tweediei “Monte Carlo”
20. Juncus repens
21. Hydrogotyle tripartita
22. Bucephalandra pygmaea ‘Wavy green’
23. Bucephalandra sp. ‘Brownie Red’
24.Nymphaea sp. ‘dwarf red rabbit ears’
25. Nymphaea sp. ‘green rabbit ears’
26. Nymphoides hydrophylla ’Taiwan’
27.Blyxa japonica
28.Hygrophila lancea
29.Limnophila hippuridoides
30.Hyptis lorentziana
Animals 15 Paracheirodon axelrodi
10 Hemigrammus rodwayi
5 Trigonostigma heteromorpho
5 Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
2 Macrotocinclus affinis
1 Carinotetraodon travancoricus
Neocaridina denticulata
Materials Substrate : Crazy Stone Amazon Soil + Raw Base
Seiryu stone
Additional Information Inspiration : Dutch aquascaping Technique with Nature style layout, and "Back to Basic"
Conceptual design : Less hardscape - More planted

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