#706: 324L Aquatic Garden Samurai

Luis Carlos Galarraga SÃO PAULO, Brazil

Awards and Comments

Third Place
Brazilian colors and Brazilian joie de vivre.
I like this style very much.
A few aspects of the design raise questions for me.
The Driftwood seems a bit too steep you can't follow its shapes into the distance.
A special depth effect is not created. And although the structure is slightly crossed it looks very symmetrical. The reflection on the left side was apparently covered by a dark canvas as it probably didn't work optimally.
Overall it's a beautiful piece of work!
— Frederic Fuss
One of the best tanks of the category. A very well executed Brazilian style full of details and a perfect use of lines and perspective. I can see the very personal and special touch of the author.
From this work I find very little elements to change maybe sand area looks a bit flat for me and left side a bit weak against the right side (driftwood). But in any case these little details are not really important at all.
Great work great career!!!
— Juan Puchades Rufino
Awesome aquascape a mix of Brazilian style with big wood.
Interesting 2:3 proportion layout where is easy to follow the natural flow of the job. The perspective line is very pleasant and the overall layout is dynamic.
Good shadows and good reflections better mostly in the lower part of the lateral glasses. I liked the detailed job in the foreground but in general the aquarium was not harmonious.
There was a lack of density in the thickets of the back of the left side and the middle part of the layout was aligned creating a wall that divides the layout.
The last comment is about the Blyxas on the left side... maybe another plant fits better in that place.
But anyway it's an impactful layout good job.
— Andre Longarço
I love this tank. It is not innovative but it is just beautifully done. It sweeps the eye in with depth and movement and color. And plants! While there are other scapes in this size category with astounding hardscape they limit themselves to mosses and Bucephalandra. This beautiful tank shows a wide range of plants showing texture tone and color all beautifully grown trimmed and maintained. This makes my heart sing! My only very small complaint is the reflection on the right side stops my eye just a bit.
— Karen Randall
This is a layout with NAGARE waooooooo. It’s simple but amazing it’s incredible stunning. You can see here an amount of technique in just one place.
— Jhonny Vanegas Cardenas

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 120 × 60 × 45 cm
Title Samurai
Volume 324L
Background none
Lighting Maxspect RSX 300
Filtration ADA Super Jet 1200
Plants Marsilea hirsuta, Utricularia graminifolia, Glossostigma elatinoides, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Blyxa japonica, Bucephalandra sp., Anubias pangolino, Hygrophila pinnatifida, Ludwigia guinea, Limnophila vietnam, Rotala H'ra, Rotala nanjenshan, Pogostemon sp. australia, Pogostemon stellatus, Murdannia engelsii, Taxiphyllum alternans, Riccardia chamedrifolia.
Animals 10 Gourami Samurai (Sphaerichthys vaillanti), 50 Paracheirodon simulans, 30 Tucanoichthys tucano, 30 Hyphessobrycon elachys.
Materials ADA Ryuoh Stones and "Aroeira" driftwood.
Additional Information ADA Substrate system, AquaVitro fertilization system.

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