#182: 240L Aquatic Garden Rooted Sunrise

Shin Dong Jin Seongnam-si, South Korea

Awards and Comments

Second Place
Superb work I really enjoy the little wood details in the foreground and the flow towards the vanishing point. Overall some beautiful colors that give me a happy feeling. The contrast in this scape is done really well. Well done!
— Nigel Hoevenaar
This artwork evokes the illusion of viewing a beautiful oil painting. The tree branches feel meticulously brushed and the stunning colors in the background resemble an artfully painted canvas. It's truly astonishing and moving to see such expression achievable through Aquascaping. Contrary to the prevailing trend of strong impact using shadows this piece's overall intricacy births a more powerful artwork. Thank you for this magnificent piece. Congratulations.
— Cho Jaesun
Very intense work with lots of textures details and colors.
The perspective takes our gaze across the diagonal that starts at the bottom left and goes to the illuminated void.
Probably if the void was positioned in the golden ratio this diagonal would be even more effective and powerful.
The work with the round and colorful finishing stones was very primary and obvious. They are bigger than they should be and they look like they were thrown just before the photo was taken.
There is also a lot of information on the front portion of the layout with many unnecessary logs which like the finishing stones look like they were placed just for the final photo.
Also consider that only the tips of the Rotalas were inserted into the substrate in the first layer of plants close to the top of the aquarium.
The end result is impressive but when evaluated in detail we concluede that it is an aquarium made and prepared just for the photo.
— Andre Longarco

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 90 × 60 × 45 cm
Title Rooted Sunrise
Volume 240L
Background white backlight
Lighting Aquas Metal Light Pendent
Filtration EHEIM 2080
Plants Riccardia chamedryfolia, Bucephalandra, Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini', Bolbitis heudelotii, Microsorum sp, Rotala Blood Red, Rotala indica, Rotala green, Micranthemum micranthemoides
Animals Rasbora heteromorpha
Materials branch wood, dragon stone

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