#382: 75L Riparium Kalimantan Barat

Marçal Galí Bohera Roses, Spain

Awards and Comments

Top Five
I love this!!!
— Karen Randall
The connection of the scenes above and below are what really stand out for me in this riparium design. I love how the leaf shape of the Homalomena Sp. Sekadau and the Bucephalandra Bukit Kalem play off of one another. The planting on the emersed portion of the riparium is simple and elegant. However the hardscape above the water feels much less resolved than the bottom half.

The moss is a nice transition between the worlds but could possibly use a bit more.

The submerged portion is what captures the imagination. The stone/pebble work substrate balance of light and shadow tasteful planting and continuity in the side reflections are all highlights for me. I do have some concerns that the tank us undersized for this species but I can't deny that they look beautiful in that environment.

Overall a really nice layout that captures the spirit of the Riparium well.
— Ryan Noel
Strong emphasis on the submersed area which is the star of the arrangement.
— Jo Ann Fujii
The riparium borders on being a biotope type tank and looks to be the perfect home for your pair of pearl gouramis. You used appropriate plants i.e. the Bucephalandra for the aquascape and the emersed plants were nicely incorporated into the design. Well done!
— Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 75 × 40 × 25 cm
Title Kalimantan Barat
Volume 75L
Background Nothing
Lighting WRGB 60 Chihiros
Filtration JBL CristalProfi E702 Greenline
Plants Homalomena Sekadau
Eleocharis Vivipara
Ficus Sagitata
Cyperus Rotundus
Leucobryum Moss
Bucephalandra pygmaea 'Bukit Kelam'
Cryptocoryne Lutea Hobbit
Animals Trichogaster Leerii
Puntius Rhomboocellatus
Materials Neptune driftwood
Ibon Biotope Bed
Black Venom Boulder
Muddy Sustrate
Ltb Sphagnum Moss
Ltb Pomice
Additional Information This Riparium represents what we could find in a small forest stream where they flow into Kapuas mainstream (Kalimantan Barat). In the submerged part we can find gravel, sand, with some cobblestones, branches, logs, leaf and some species of bucephalandras and crytocorynes.

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