#390: 250L Aquatic Garden Last Day


Awards and Comments

Second PlaceLarry Lampert Most Innovative Award
A meteorite impact on the horizon.
An exciting idea and a great effect.
The design and the arrangement of the individual fragments are quite coherent and dynamic.
You actually get the impression of witnessing an explosion.
The indirect spot lighting at the point of impact reinforces this impression.
What bothers me is the strong contrast between the background and the foreground.
I think it's part of the idea. The title 'Last Day' also suggests that we are experiencing the end of an era.
While everything is still intact and alive in the foreground disaster approaches from the horizon.
Storytelling-wise this is a very bold and progressive piece of work.
As far as harmony and aesthetics are concerned however this is a double-edged sword.
It's O.K. I can live with the conflict but I still wanted to explain myself and give you my thoughts on this. I would be happy to have done some justice to you.
— Frederic Fuss
This tank surprised me a lot. Maybe one of the most of the year. This is just my personal taste I am not a big fan of going out from submersed recreations. This is clearly a non underwater scenario. But on the other hand as art I find something new and a very creative mind behind the work. So my biggest congrats and keep on surprising the world. There is space for Nature aquarium diorama all themes and styles. Well done!!!!
— Juan Puchades Rufino
Interesting and dynamic layout!
The movement and drama created were awesome.
Good space occupation and good balance between elements. Is clearly possible to understand the power-lines and the aquarium flow.
Excellent job this technique to represent an explosion maybe give the Most Innovative award.
— Andre Longarço
Very very neat! While we have all seen scapes with forced perspective and scapes with “floating” rocks I have not seen one exactly like this. It is very powerful and at the same time beautiful. I really love it!
— Karen Randall
Beautiful innovative out of the box! All without being too tacky or gimmicky that's a hard thing to do
— Hiep Hong

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 100 × 50 × 50 cm
Title Last Day
Volume 250L
Background Plexiglas blanc
Lighting skylight hyperspot M
Filtration oase biomaster thermo 850
Plants micranthemum sp. monte carlo, hc cuba, eleocharis sp mini, Riccardia chamedryfolia, anubias sp petite, bucephalandra sp red and green, Eleocharis acicularis ,Eriocaulon cinereum, Eleocharis pusilla, Anubias nana Pangolino, Bucephalandra micrantha 'Needle Leaf', Eleocharis vivipara, Anubias nana 'Pinto',Microsorum pteropus Trident
Animals 32 Paracheirodon axelrodi, 6 Otocinclus affinis
Materials tropica soil powder and sable de loire, Dragon stone for the Hardscape
Additional Information This work represents for me the fragility of our planet.
The fear that one day everything could stop.
It reveals for me, the fear of a natural disaster or linked to human errors.
a meteorite, a nuclear explosion everything is possible.

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