Dimensions 30 × 30 × 30 cm
Title Beware of Landslides
Background white acrylic light panel; black vinyl
Lighting kessil a80 x1
Filtration oase filtosmart thermo 100
Plants Anubias nana "petite", Alternanthera reineckii "pink sunset", Aponogeton natans, Bucephalandra catherinae "red", Bucephalandra sp. "super mini ghost", Chlorophyton comosum (emersed), Colocasia esculenta "tropical storm" (emersed), Cryptocoryne spiralis "red", Cuphea anagalloidea, Gratiola viscidula, Helanthium bolivianum "vesuvius", Hydrocotyle tripartita "mini", Hygrophila siamensis "53b", Leptochilus pteropus "windelov", Marsilea crenata, Persicaria kawagoeanum (emersed), Proserpinaca palustris, Racomitrium elongatum (?; emersed), Rotala rotundifolia "ceylon" (submersed and emersed); "orange juice", Salvinia cucullata, Syngonium podophyllum "regina red"
Animals Caridina cantonensis "crystal red": 6, Celestichthys erythromicron: 8, Neocaridina davidi: 35 (?), Stagmomantis limbata: 1
Materials Dragon stone, Black forest spider wood, soil, ada la plata sand, inert pea gravel, dragon stone gravel
Additional Information I was inspired by the idea of a canyon or a desert oasis. A place where plants are able to thrive, picking out their favored spots on cliffsides and in little pockets of shade. I really wanted a sense of balance and dichotomy between the plant life and its ability to do well despite the feeling of a harsh heat in which you may not want to stand outside in for an extended period.
The praying mantis was not originally planned, it found its own way into the emersed portion since it's not actually enclosed, made itself at home, and eventually molted to adulthood in the tank.