#508: 118L Aquatic Garden Oztotl

Roberto Villalobos Sánchez Tepatitlán de Morelos, Mexico

Awards and Comments

Top Ten
I really like the interesting use of negative space in the back of the aquarium. It leads the eye down deep into the heart of the scape just beautifully! Then the roots bending in the opposite direction sweep us back through the scape. The big vertical rectangular piece of wood on the left is a bit of an uncomfortable draw to the eye but that is a small complaint in a beautiful tank!
— Karen Randall
Very interesting and vigorous layout.
Good flow of vectors and a lot of dynamism.
However the pruning work could be more natural the front less parallel to the front glass and why not say that the work in general seemed cramped to me.
Be careful with the wood on the left side which is very vertical with a very straight finish breaking the entire work flow.
But anyway it is a very good work...congrats
— Andre Longarco
The arrangement of driftwood is so beautiful and artistic that it kept me captivated for a while. We often face many limitations due to the restricted materials we can use but the creator of this piece has shown an exceptional ability to utilize these limited materials with great creativity. The artwork stands out as a testament to the creator's capability to craft remarkable pieces from any given material. However the algae observed in the driftwood might be a potential deduction point in the contest. If this aspect is improved I'm confident that the artwork could receive a much higher score. Thank you for this wonderful piece and congratulations.
— Cho Jaesun

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 75 × 35 × 45 cm
Title Oztotl
Volume 118L
Background White wall
Lighting 1 Twinstar 900 III SP
Filtration 1 Fluval 207
Plants Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'
Egeria densa
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Rotala rotundifolia
Anubias nana 'petite'
Bucephalandra sp.
Riccardia chamedryfolia
Vesicularia dubyana
Vesicularia montagnei
Fissidens fontanus
Leptochilus pteropus
Bolbitis heudelotii
Animals 15 Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
5 Tanichthys albonubes
5 Otocinclus affinis
Materials Cosmetic Sand
River rocks
UNS control soil

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