#669: 8L Aquatic Garden Ascension

Daniel Earl Stroud, United Kingdom


I liked your job but the square proportion did not help you. Cubes are beautiful pure forms but they are not so good for aquascaping.
To aquascape prefer longer aquarium shapes because they are more wide and easy to distribute the hardscape. Longer aquarium are more dynamics and you can work with more naturalness.
Your job is good its easy to see that you tried to create perspective and a sense of depth but the cube form is too tight to have good results.
Don't give up I want to see your next job in a longer aquarium okay???
— Andre Longarço

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 20 × 20 × 20 cm
Title Ascension
Volume 8L
Background Opaque film
Lighting 2 x Clip on non brand 7w led
Filtration Non brand Hang on the back filter, sponge and ceramic media
Plants Hemianthus callitrichoides Cuba
Eliocharis acicularis mini
Cryptocoryne Parva
Hygrophila pinnatifida
Anubias nana bonsai
Anubias pangolino
Bucephalandra kedagang
Bucephalandra wavy green
Bucephalandra needle leaf
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Hittonia palustris
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
Cryptocoryne albida brown
Riccardia chamedryfolia
Vesicularia ferriei
Leptodicyum riparium
Fissedens fontanus
Animals 2 x clithon corona
5 x red rili neocaridina
Materials Frodo stone
Fluval soil
Lava stone base
Tropica Substrate
Ada la plata sand
Dennerle rio xingu gravel
Ancient root twigs
Redmoore root trees
Additional Information Ntlabs ferts 2ml/day
Co2 - fluval nano set up - constant low

Inspiration came from a local wood and the feeling of excitement my children got at wanting to climb this enormous rock and tree structure. Mother nature's playground
My first attempt of a competition aquascape. I love working with smaller scales and this was a fantastic test and learning curve of timings and correct planning to create these beautiful under water worlds.

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