How to make a nature aquarium ranked 8th in the world - IAPLC 2015 - Trace the Headwaters
The back screen is the usual blue gradation (homemade)
L-shaped partition plate to prevent soil from flowing to the front of the aquarium
Space to secure white sand space when finishing
This is also the usual bottom floor additive
Gardening pumice stone (washed with water)
Gardening net from above (prevents pumice stones from rising). So, I'm going to put stones and driftwood on top of this. This before the concept sketch is
Decided on this!
Easy-to-understand composition is good (colors, lines, lumps are clearly transmitted)
There are "visible materials" and "hidden materials". "Visible material" has the same texture. Some people use bricks (those that do not change the water quality) to raise the bottom because they are assembled on a tremendous slope
Place the material and view it, then place it and repeat the view like a monkey.
I use my physical strength quite a bit. I have muscle pain the next day. It can hurt your back, so the amount of work you do each day is moderate.
Gradually, I don't know if it's good or bad. In such a case, restart after a few days. I spend the most time on such a process. If you become an expert, you can put the materials in a crunchy place and complete it within the day! There may be times, but the practitioners are persistent and endurance battles. The material is light from the top with respect to the material shadow that was firm and arranged so as to come out. The screen will be sharper, making it easier to convey the intent of the layout.
Check with a black and white image. Is there a good shadow ?
Even if no aquatic plants are planted, the approximate ranking can be predicted at this stage. (That's the current trend of the contest)
At this stage, I was conceited about 3rd place .
Angle from above Even with so much material, the visible part is only a part. Driftwood will be wrapped with moss later, so assemble it so that it can be removed immediately. Don't forget to take a photo so that you can return it to the same position
Driftwood was used in the work two years ago. Even if you use the same material, the layout will not be the same. (World Aquatic Plants Layout Contest 2014 Excellence Award (13th in the world ranking) "Primitive swell")
The material is diverted, and in that sense, the vanishing point is set at more than half the height of the aquarium in order to give a ridiculous apparent depth to the depth of only 45 cm of driftwood.
Fill the gap between the stones with tweezers. Since the soil is put in from above, prevent the soil from running down unnecessarily. Make a lot of cavities at the bottom of the aquarium to allow fresh water to spread
Real work site
Soil (New Amazonia) is thrown in while spraying. If you add soil, the appearance will change, so fine-tune the material. If you mess with it, it will crumble, but I adjusted it many times.
Working for a long time at a time consumes energy and physical strength. If you concentrate, you may forget the time and hurt your back. Work is divided into small parts so that it does not happen . I went to the sauna to recover my energy and then restarted.
Take out the driftwood and wrap the moss with cotton
The stocked weeping moss grows slowly but hangs down. I have been very fond of Weeping Moss in recent years. Willow moss grows faster and is busy with trimming, so I have stopped using it in recent years.
We had a large amount of weeping moss stock, so we stuck it together from the beginning and rolled it up. Cut the protruding part with scissors.
Awesome sober work
Remove one from the laid out driftwood, wrap it with moss, and put it back in the aquarium. Repeat it. Repeat the simple work. Perhaps somewhere in the world now, there are people who are suffering from major illnesses, being prepared for disasters, being involved in conflicts, and living with great thoughts. I have moss wrapped around driftwood. It's sober, but I wonder how happy it is.
On the other hand, some people enjoy a naked horse vacation on a deserted island in the Caribbean Sea with a celebrity who met at a luxury dinner party on a luxury yacht . I sit in an upside-down bucket and wrap moss around driftwood. After all it is sober, but I will bite this peace.
The aquarium is managed with a mist so that the rolled moss does not dry out.
Spray and close the lid. In this state, the moss grows quickly.
Because it takes also much time going to wound Moss in one by one driftwood day, at a pace of Toka two or three while waging a lot of delusion while flavor fully the fun of creative, little by little ... care If you do even a long work, it will end someday.
While wrapping moss around driftwood, we will start the work of planting undergrowth and solidifying the ground. The standard new large pearl glass (those grown outdoors) is used.
Easy to put with a pompon
About one month with mist type
When you open the lid, you can smell the mountain stream in the forest. Aquatic plants are developing smoothly. The room temperature is quite low (December 1, 2014), but the inside of the aquarium is warm even though there is no heater. If it is a mist type, no heater is required even in winter (only the heat of the light) No water change No CO2 Waterweeds are crispy in the rainforest.
However, I want to plant pedunculated grass that grows vertically toward the surface of the water, so I will inject water .
Planting Rotala, Orange Myriophyllum, Hairgrass, etc. in the background
After all, the aquatic plants in the water are beautiful. It's a little cloudy.
There is also an oil film
Eventually, the water will be ready! Finally, it's in the water! The bubbles are bumpy.
One month after the water injection, the pedunculated grass grew (trimmed several times) and the moss became lush.
The weeping moss wrapped around driftwood has grown too much, and the layout momentum when assembled with driftwood and stones is lost.
The installation space for the equipment has also disappeared only in front of the aquarium ...
It's about time to put in the Amano shrimp . There is no problem with the growth speed of aquatic plants
Introduced 50 Amano shrimp
The stones are discolored and have become familiar with the colors
If you get used to it too much, you will end up with a sleepy color overall.
To restore the crispy color. Polish the stone.
About 4 months have passed since the water injection
The growth of aquatic plants is already enough. The stalked grass grows bang bang, so I trim it many times.
It's about time to finish. We will spread white sand on the front of the aquarium .
The river in the center will also be covered with white sand
I want to express this uneuneune with white sand and Ryuo stone . Of a rear ground clumps of Yukukikusa it is Dekiagare, almost complete
And before that, put the fish.
At first glance, the color is sober, but the dorsal and hip fins are long and elegant. The black eyes are also big.
200 animals! Big splurge here! I'll get the prize, so it's okay! Drive yourself. Reasons for choosing Tetra Auro Anyway, it is the smallest class of Tetra that is small and does not grow.
The colors applied to the waterscape are so complete that no other colors are needed anymore. The silver-platinum Tetra Auro is safe because it does not upset the color balance.
Tetra Auro seems to have a shy personality that hides in the shadows, and I thought it would be good if about 50 animals could be seen on the screen, so there were a large number of 200 animals.
How vast a view can be expanded to a limited aquarium size. That is the concept of this time. The layout looks as if it was shot with a wide-angle lens.
We have prepared various sizes of the same type of aquatic plants, from seedlings to large-grown ones. Larger ones are planted nearby and smaller ones are planted in the distant view.
It is completed in this way. The color of myriophyllum in orange and red is not shown, but the color of aquatic plants will be expressed more clearly because it is shot with the appropriate light at the time of shooting.
Thank you to the manufacturers, staff, and judges around the world who sponsor the contest .
Photographed by Akinori Ikeda