#183: 40L Aquatic Garden Abstract Serenity

Shin Dong Jin Seongnam-si, South Korea

Awards and Comments

Third Place
This is a really pleasant traditional Iwagumi scape. I really enjoy seeing scapes of this type in the contest. Especially when they are beautifully done like this one! Impeccably clean too!
— Karen Randall
It is not easy to create a nicely done Iwagumi but this gives me good impression. I like this work. Congratulations.
— Nigel Hoevenaar
The feeling of instability of the main stone (oyaishi) and the lack of shadows and contrasts really harmed this beautiful iwagumi. Take care too with the parallelism with the frontal glass. The smaller rocks at the front are completely aligned.
— Andre Longarco
This artwork is one of the most impressive pieces I've come across this year. It's astonishing to see such expression in a 40L tank. While the structure and arrangement of the aquatic plants might not be particularly unique there's an unexplainable distinctiveness to this artwork. In the contest its simple style might not immediately stand out but the aura emanating from this piece outshines the minutiae of other works. The triangular stone arrangement is eye-catching. While it might appear a bit rigid in this artwork it adds tension and elevates the piece to a higher level. It's beautiful. Thank you for sharing this stunning piece and congratulations!
— Cho Jaesun

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 60 × 28 × 24 cm
Title Abstract Serenity
Volume 40L
Background blank
Lighting Aquas Metal Light Real 600
Filtration EHEIM 2215
Plants Eleocharis acicularis, Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini', Hemia. callitrichoides “Cuba"
Animals Paracheirodon simulans
Materials Manten stone

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