#410: 10L Riparium Supra Viridis

Javier Salmeron CDMX, Mexico

Awards and Comments

Third Place
This layout is elegant AF. The hardscape and emergent planting has a beautiul bird-like sensibility. And the longer I sit with this scape the more I find to love. The relationships between the emergent and submersed are really strong. For instance the plantings at each diagonal extreme are really clever with Eleocharis montevidensis in the upper right emergent side and the 'mini' at the lower left submerged side. And on the other side you have red Ludwigia on the upper left and the red floaters on the lower right. And the cradle-like concave composition above the water is answered by a convex curve of epiphytic plants.

I would like to see less of the main stone as it feels like a bit-part player that's grabbing too much of my attention. And I'd love to see more of the Eleocharis 'mini' migrating toward the light in the middle of the tank. As it's planted now I can't imagine it doing well so far into the shadows. And the Hydrocotyle needs to be more established and shaping toward the light. As-is it is awkward in its placement.

The initial impression of this tank is lovely but I kept finding more and more to enjoy. Nice work!
— Ryan Noel
Love the simplicity of lines emersed yet lush heading into the water section.
— Jo Ann Fujii
I really love this riparium and your use of the driftwood hardscape to create this aquascape. The plants that were grown emersed are thriving and they blend very nicely with the submersed plants in this layout. You used a nice mix of plants with different color and textures that complement each other. Great job!
— Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 36 × 22 × 12 cm
Title Supra Viridis
Volume 10L
Lighting 1x ONF Flat Nano+
Plants Eleocharis "Mini"
Anubias nana "Petite"
Bucephalandra "Green Wavy"
Phyllanthus fluitans
Hydrocotyle tripartita "Mini"
Hydrocotyle leucocephala "Variegated"
Hygrophila polysperma "Rosanervig"
Rotala colorata
Vesicularia sp.
Ludwigia glandulosa
Eleocharis montevidensis
Limnophila aromatica
Materials Seiryu Stone
Manzanita Wood

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