#450: 313.2L Aquatic Garden FILIPE D’OLIVEIRA FOREST

Bernat Hosta Rovira Barcelona, Catalonia

Awards and Comments

Top Ten
Very impactful and impressive work.
Perspective and sensation of depth very well crafted with a lot of dynamism and fluidity.
There was a lack of shadow work as the image appears washed out and with little contrast between light and dark. I also recommend observing Nature more closely as in almost all points the mosses are arranged very artificially. There was a lack of naturalness flaws organicity... It looks like a large forest with plush green trunks completely covered or with many rounded bushes.
The last comment refers to the use of the same plant to reproduce shrubs and tree tops.
But in any case it is a very interesting work and deserves my sincere congratulations!!!
Keep it up!

in time: Filipe certainly is very proud of this awesome tribute. Thank you.
— Andre Longarco
At times in aquascaping an overly realistic depiction may appear unnatural. However this artwork not only accomplishes a realistic representation but also astounds with its beautiful details. It feels as though a part of a real canyon has been transported into this piece. I express admiration for your incredible effort. Thank you for this amazing artwork.
— Cho Jaesun
This is a lush forest scene that draws the viewer in deeper and deeper. The problem with using Ceratopteris for the foliage of your trees of course is that it grows SO fast that you must almost constantly divide and rearrange your tree-tops. But it is pretty anyway! And I am sure Filipe would be pleased with your tribute!
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 120 × 58 × 45 cm
Volume 313.2L
Lighting 3x EHEIM PowerLEd+ 9 Hours/day
Filtration EHEIM Professionel 5e 600T at 25 Cº
Plants Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite
Cryptocoryne parva
Eleocharis parvula
Eleocharis sp.'Minima'
Hygrophila lancea (sp. 'Araguaia')
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
Monosolenium tenerum
Plagiomnium affine
Taxiphyllum alternans (Taiwan moss)
Vesicularia ferriei 'Weeping'
Vesicularia montagnei 'Christmas'
Vesicularia species (Creeping Moss)
Anubias barteri var. nana 'Mini Mini'
Bobitis heteroclita 'Difformis'
Ceratopteris siliquosa
Lilaeopsis 'Novea-Zealandiae
Animals 30x Paracheirodon axelrodi
Materials Substrate: ADA AMAZONIA Aqua Soil, ADA Power Sand Advance M
Woods and Elderly WIO stones
Additional Information
A have named this scape as "Filipe D'Oliveira Forest" as a tribute and recognition to this great Aquascaper and friend. His great love, passion, corauge and profesionality for this hobbie should be alive forever in the Aquascaping World. And this is my little contribution to keep his memory between us.
I hope you like it !!!.

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