#150: 182L Aquatic Garden Dragon Cliff

Claudio Sartor Conegliano, Italy


This piece seems to have involved a lot of effort particularly during the hardscape stage. However the arrangement of aquatic plants somewhat veils the impactful look typical of hardscapes deviating a bit from the artist's initial intention. The aquatic plants are well-maintained and beautiful but the central area's Micranthemum seems to require more time to develop. Choosing a more focused selection of aquatic plants and reducing their variety might enhance the artwork allowing one plant to take the spotlight. Thank you for sharing this wonderful artwork.
— Cho Jaesun

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 90 × 45 × 45 cm
Title Dragon Cliff
Volume 182L
Lighting 1 ADA Solar RGB, 1 Chihiro WRGB PRO 90
Filtration ADA Super Jet Filter 105-JES
Plants Rotala indica
Rotala green
Rotala Vietnam H-ra
Rotala ceylon
Rotala rotundifolia
Rotala wallichii
Anubias barteri var. nana petite snow flake
Anubias bonsai
Anubias mini
Bucephalandra theia
Bucephalandra mini Catherine
Bucephalandra kedagang
Bucephalandra melawi
Bucephalandra biblis
Micranthemum montecarlo
Ranunculus inundatus
Cryptocorine parva
Eleocharis mini
Eleocharis parvula
Littorella uniflora
Bolbitis heudelotii
Microsorium pteropus trident
Vesicularia Christmas moss
Fissidens fontanus
Riccardia chamedryfolia
Hydrocotyle tripartita mini
Hydrocotyle tripartita variegata
Animals Neocaridina yellow neon
Caridina Japonica
Otocinclus affinis
Hyphessobrycon amandae
Materials Clear super, Bacter 100, Tourmaline BC, Power Sand Advance, Amazonia, Amazonia Powder, ADA La Plata

Dragon stones, branchwood,
Additional Information ADA Brighty K, ADA Brighty MIneral, ADA Brighty Iron, ADA Brighty Nitrogen

ADA Phyton-Git Plus, ADA Green Bacter, ADA Green Gain, ADA Eca
60 % once a week (60 litres of osmotic water + 25 litres of tap water)

Daily I remove 3-5 litres of water to siphon micro sediment or small fragments of moss.

The architecture of this layout is a Diorama style in which I tried to depict a sort of cliff using Dragon rocks (hence the title of the aquarium).

This is my most complex creation ever, in which I have fielded all my experience and knowledge, trying to give the best of myself, with the hope that those who will look at the final result will appreciate my efforts.

It is a layout that I have thought and designed for over a year of time, also inspired by the great masters, while also expressing my sensitivity and aesthetic sense of nature.

I studied the choice of animals so that it did not disturb the overall view of the aquarium, but was, on the contrary, complementary and in harmony with the big picture.

It is an honour and a privilege to be able to participate, after so much effort, in this important world contest.

Thank you very much to everyone.

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