Dimensions 91 × 30 × 46 cm
Title Caught beneath the roots
Background Illustration board (using the white surface) with a light focused from above to reflect to the camera.
Lighting Light: Chihiros A Plus Series, Chihiros A901 Plus, 90cm, 95 watts, 14200 Lumens, Color temperature (8000 kelvin)
Light setting: 100%
6hrs per day
Filtration Filter - Sunsun 604B Canister Filter
- Xilong 804D Canister Filter
- Seachem Purigen (Chemical Media)
- Seachem Matrix (Biological Media)
- Sera white filter foam (Mechanical Media)
Plants Hydrocotyle Leucocephala,
Taxiphyllum sp. 'Peacock',
Microsorum Pteropus 'Windelov',
Microsorum pteropus 'Philippine',
Microsorum pteropus 'Needle Leaf',
Micranthemum 'monte carlo',
Taxiphyllum sp. 'flame moss'
Animals 7pcs of Hasemania nana
2pcs of Hyphessobrycon amandae
Materials Pagatpat driftwood
ADA Amazonia Version 2
Dymax Cosmetic Sand
Additional Information Fertilization: Daily dose of fertilizers, I use 2hr Aquarist APT Complete.
My water change schedule is 2-3 times a week after the 2 week daily during from the start of the scape.
I feed my fishes once a day with a small amount of Hikari Micro Pellets
My lighting period is 6hrs a day.
I also have a cooling fan, it's an Ista I-571 .
I have a DSLR camera issue. My DSLR can't capture the true colors of my current layout. Some of the provided photos was shot by my camera phone. Only issue using my phone for final photo is that it can't capture the finer details of the layout.
Personally fascinated by the sight of underview of roots. It is a compilation of large wood and small wood and dragon stones. Dragon stones was my personal decision to use because I wanted some sense of direction of the design since it is an underview of roots, a deterioration of rocks is a must since it has a strong current underwater.
I would like to extend my deepest respect to the people who made the AGA 2023 possible. This is my 2nd entry for AGA, and I am proud to share my creation; "Caught beneath the roots". Personally fascinated by the sight of underview of roots. It is a compilation of large wood and small wood and dragon stones. The impression is inspired by Studio Ghibli - characterized by deep absorption in something such as an activity or a real/artificial environment while including realism.