#718: 34L Biotope Aquascape Cypress Swamp Boundry, Morrison Springs, Florida

Kory Franco Sun Valley, United States


Interesting appearance of the biotope. The details are shown very faithfully.
— Petra Bašić
The charm of this aquarium is in its simplicity. There is nothing superfluous in it. I love minimalism and I like work with minimal decorative elements.
A small light aquarium with a simple composition and a good perspective.
I always appreciate new tricks in aquarium design and I love these vertical Cypress knees. It's hard for me to judge how typical Cypress knee is for this body of water. But I fully assume that this is exactly what it looks like.
The disadvantage of many biotope aquariums especially small ones is that the composition is often taken out of the context of the reservoir. In a fairly small volume the author was well able to convey the atmosphere of a small transparent lake.
— Yuriy Yancher
This is what biotoping is all about! A very well executed biotope of a seldom represented habitat. Next time make it bigger. I would love to see it in a much larger scale.
— Ivan Mikolji

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 45 × 27 × 30 cm
Title Cypress Swamp Boundry, Morrison Springs, Florida
Volume 34L
Background Spray paint on project fiber board
Lighting Chihiros WRGB I
Filtration Penn-Plax Cascade 1000
And an airstone
Plants None
Animals Gambusia holbrooki “Melanistic” (Eastern Mosquitofish)
Materials Bald Cypress knees, twigs, and needles
Live Oak twigs and leaf litter
Additional Information I used Nature Base Igapo and ran the lights 12 hours a day. The inspiration was seeing how cypress knees stretched up toward the sunlight under the clear blue waters of Morrison Springs.
Special thanks to my friends and TAC for the inspiration and guidance.

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