#361: 96L Aquatic Garden Cave Crossing

Nitesh Thapa Hyderabad, India

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 60 × 40 × 40 cm
Title Cave Crossing
Volume 96L
Background DIY White Glass Panel
Lighting Twinstar 600EA = 7 hours Every day
Filtration EHEIM classic 250 Cannister filter
Plants 1. Hygrophila pinnatifida
2. Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite'
3. Rotala Rotundifolia 'Twilight'
4. Rotala sp. Ceylon
5. Rotala rotundifolia green
6. Taxiphyllum barbieri
Animals Boraras maculatus
Caridina multidentata
Materials Aqua Soil – Amazonia, Aqua Soil – Amazonia ver.2, Power Sand Advance M, Bacter 100, Clear Super, Tourmaline BC, LaPlata Sand, Dragon Stone Rock
Additional Information I am very excited to participate first time in IAPLC and i have been following IAPLC since 2016 but never got courage enough to participate. Last 2 year working from home given me a chance to spend more time with Nature Aquarium and start building it for IAPLC'22.
I always wanted to showcase the cave world in underwater and thought how it will be look like under right condition. I spent most of the time watching cave exploration documentaries in Youtube and there was a video showing unexplored caves in Cancun, Mexico. It was a perfect candidate for me to get inspiration and start building the structure to showcase something similar.
The layout is purely made from Dragon Rocks and it took me around 4 months to complete the structure. The whole process till planting and getting the right balance for fish and shrimps took around another 4 months.
I am happy and delighted with my final work and really hope this will give another perspective of caves.

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