#651: 390L Aquatic Garden Caving

Franz Aniol Berlin, Germany

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 130 × 60 × 50 cm
Title Caving
Volume 390L
Background translucent white foil
Lighting 4x Chihiros A601
Filtration JBL Cristal Profi e 1500 canister filter, Jebao Slw 10 flow pump
Plants Amblystegium serpens, Anubias barteri var. nana 'Bonsai', Anubias barteri var. nana 'Kirin', Anubias barteri var. nana 'Pangolino', Bucephalandra micrantha 'Needle Leaf', Bucephalandra sp. 'Serimbu Brown', Ceratopteris thalictroides, Cryptocoryne parva, Eleocharis acicularis, Eleocharis pusilla, Eleocharis vivipara, Gratiola viscidula, Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba', Hydrocotyle tripartita 'Mini', Hygrophila pinnatifida, Hydrocotyle verticillata, Juncus repens, Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Marsilea crenata, Marsilea hirsuta, Micranthemum tweediei 'Monte Carlo', Microsorum pteropus Petite, Plagiomnium cf. affine, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Salvinia auriculata, Taxiphyllum alternans 'Taiwan', Vesicularia ferriei, Vesicularia montagnei
Animals 21x Puntius titteya (self bred), 15x Danio choprae, 6x Dario sp. 'Black Tiger',
15x Caridina multidentata, 25x Clithon sp.,
Materials self collected frodo stones from the Alps, self collected river sand & river pebbles, JBL river sand
Additional Information The idea for this scape was inspired by a hike in 2019 to Lusi Cave, located in the limestone mountains near Vang Vieng in northern Laos. On the way there, one could see impressive mountain ranges with cone-shaped peaks completely covered with lush vegetation. Once arrived at the elevated cave entrance, there was a breathtaking view of the hilly and lush landscape.
So my goal was to replicate these experiences and memories in this scape, and to convey the feeling of being in the mouth of a cave and looking out to an bright and impressive landscape of jungle and caves.

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