#626: 270L Aquatic Garden Pandora

Carlos Souza São Paulo, Brazil

Awards and Comments

First Place
I love this! It has a natural and slightly spooky story book forest feel to it. Well done!
— Karen Randall
Congratulations a work that is very pleasing to the eye! Maybe the background with grasses could be a bit improved but it´s a challenging job with the growth habits of E. Vivipara.
— Nigel Hoevenaar
Absolutely outstanding work.
Incredible naturalness impeccable plant health and lots of personality.
It is not a forest layout but it exemplifies the strength of nature in a very harmonious and sincere way.
Clearly delimited lines of force that converge at the center of the work creating a natural focal point that is accentuated by the void at the bottom of the aquarium.
Despite presenting both sides practically symmetrical this repetition of images does not transform this layout into a mirror as the textures and impeccable work with the plants and trunks differentiate the left side from the right.
The excellent shadow work is without a doubt the highlight of the layout marking the layers and different planes of this work.
In short it is one of those aquariums that take our breath away and make our eyes shine reminding us of the truest memories of our relationship with Mother Nature.
Thank you for presenting us with such a sincere and delicate interpretation of Nature.
— Andre Longarco
Looking at this piece I imagined the forests of Pandora from "Avatar " and it seems the artist's intent was successfully achieved. The minor flaws in the artwork seem to be overshadowed by its overall beauty enhancing its allure and making it appear even more magnificent. The arrangement of aquatic plants is excellent and the structure of the driftwood is impressive. I'm very much looking forward to the artist's next piece. Thank you for this fantastic artwork and congratulations.
— Cho Jaesun

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 120 × 50 × 45 cm
Title Pandora
Volume 270L
Background white
Lighting Chihiros wrgb2
Filtration 2canister Eheim 2217
Plants Eleocharis Parvula,Eleocharis Acicularis,Eleocharis Vivípara Mini,H.Calitrichoides Cuba,M.sp Monte Carlo,Bucephalandra sp.,Staurogine sp.,Utricularia Graminifolia,Echinodorus Tenellus Blood,Riccardia Moss,Fissidens Moss,Nambei Moss,Anubia Petit,Eriocaulon sp., H.Pinnatifida
Animals Hyphessobrycon eilyos,Hyphessobrycon melanostichos,Hyphessobrycon Negodagua,Carinotetraodon travancoricus,Parotocinclus cearensis,Neocaridina Davidi var.
Materials Substrat Mbreda,twisted root and seiryu stone
Additional Information Work inspired by the imaginary forests of Pandora Avatar.

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