#573: 180L Aquatic Garden Golden Hour

Kevin Chuang Sydney, Australia

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 90 × 45 × 45 cm
Title Golden Hour
Volume 180L
Background LED light screen
Lighting ADA solar RGB
Filtration Oase Biomaster 600
Plants Anubias Nana Petite
Java trident mini
Crypt Pygmea
Fissidens moss
Riccardaia Chamedryfolia
Cyperus Helferi
Rotala blood red
Rotala green
Rotala rotundafolia
Hydrocotyle Verticillata
Eriocaulon Vietnam
Lilaeopsis Nova-Zelandae
Monte Carlo
Lobelia Cardinalis mini
Marsilea Angustafolia
Bucephalandra 'mini mini'
Bucephalandra Belindae
Eleocharis Acicularis mini
Eleocharis Vivipara
Crepidomanes malibricum
Juncus repens
Animals Green neon tetras
Ottocinclus Affinis
Darwin Algae shrimp
Materials Dragon wood and seiryu stone
Additional Information Golden hour is the first hour after sunrise in the early morning. I wish to convey an underwater world that is very close to the surface of the water, where life is abundant. Whilst we do not know what happens above this river, under the waters surface all living beings co-exist in a beautiful and lush ecosystem. The fallen log, along with its broken pieces are now home to plants, fish and shrimp - providing shelter and a medium for mother nature to work her magic. Over time plants and mosses attach to the log and fish readily spawn in between the plants.

Being the golden hour, all fish and shrimp have just started coming out of their shelters to welcome a brand new day. Fish occasionally swim up to the surface to explore, and shrimp graze along the wood and plants endlessly.
The suns rays penetrate the water and brings life to everything it touches.

In this layout, I want the viewer to feel the radiating warmth of the sun under the waters surface. The rays of light that brings vitality. And the sense of hope it brings to all living beings.
- a reminder for us that each day breathes new life. Let us cherish it.

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