#679: 312L Paludarium Nature waterfall

Pablo Fernandez Malaga, Spain


This is another tank that might have done very well IF the maker had paid more attention to the rules and had done a better job planting (and presenting) the water section. I THINK I can see a bit of green in the water section but not much and there are no supporting photos to show us anything else.
— Karen Randall
This paludarium displays great height and a sense of falling watching trailing species crawl across the vertically-oriented driftwood a gesture all leading to the dark waters below.

Met by a submerged portion planted sparsely and littered lightly with botanicals the region has great potential but is in need of resolution.

As the entire hardscape from top to bottom becomes a wall in a sense it is difficult to find an area of focus for the eye to rest. I find myself focusing at the very top corner of the display where contrast is at its highest against the browning moss and bright green ferns.

There is much much potential in this display but it yearns for further resolution and time to develop. Mosses are growing wonderfully in some areas whilst plants suffer in others. Intricate moments are witnessed in the emersed region yet the same cannot be said for the submerged.

This is a great paludarium and I congratulate you on your efforts. Well done.
— Jack McCarley

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 65 × 40 × 120 cm
Title Nature waterfall
Volume 312L
Background Dragon Stone, Red moor
Lighting LED 50w
Filtration Hydra Filtron
Plants Adiantum sp., Bolbitis heudelotii, Bolbitis heteroclita, Bolbitis heteroclita Difformis, Taxiphyllum sp. 'Flame',Vesicularia Montagnei "Christmas Moss", Helexine, Anubia nana mini, Bucephalandra Sp., Pteris fern, Ficus Pumila, Cryptocoryne Pygmea.
Animals paracheirodon simulans,Hemigrammus armstrongi Apistogramma Trifasciata,
Materials Dragon Stone, Red moor
Additional Information inspired by a real natural waterfall

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