Reborn, Emilio Zarelli (photo contest)
Dimensions (in cm)
17.00 Liter
eheim classic 150
8.00 hours
pressurized co2 1b/s
Maintenance routine
50% water change for week


Submitted by Jurijs Jutjajevs on Wed, 10/04/2023 - 10:55

Always enjoy a classic NA style layout. This small aquarium has all it needs for it. My feedback would be to add a little of the grassy plant thats in the right background to the left mid ground for more depth and better transition towards the stems in the corner. Also smaller fish ie. Boraras could help further enhance the work.

Submitted by Yago Alonso on Sat, 10/14/2023 - 11:31

Total Impression: 80%

A commendable Nature Aquarium (NA) that successfully captures the serene and peaceful essence typical of this style. The design, while rooted in classic principles, also brings a fresh appeal to the viewer.

Bonus Points for Plants: 50%

The choice and arrangement of plants are well-executed, contributing to the overall mood of tranquility. The plants are healthy and with a natural blend and growth.

Bonus Points for Photography: 100%

The photography skillfully captures the aquascape, particularly the surface effects and lighting. It enhances the serene feeling evoked by this Nature Aquarium, drawing the viewer into its tranquil world.

Bonus Points for Artistic Creativity: 0%

While the execution is proficient, the aquascape lacks a unique, artistic touch that could elevate it to new heights. The wood arrangement, for example, could benefit from added depth.

Overall Comments:

The entry beautifully encapsulates the peaceful allure of the Nature Aquarium style, an art form that encourages us to bring nature's tranquility into our daily spaces. The plant health is particularly impressive. Your attention to detail in this area serves as an educational point for those looking to maintain healthy, vibrant aquatic habitats.

The photography excels in showcasing the aquascape, aligning well with the Nature Aquarium style's peaceful narrative. The well-lit scene adds to the aquascape's allure, inviting the audience to partake in this tranquil moment.

However, the aquascape could gain an additional layer of visual interest with more artistic ingenuity. For instance, repositioning a new thicker piece of wood in the front could add needed depth, creating a more dynamic interplay of highlights and shadows. This would guide the viewer's eyes more effectively through the scene, creating a more immersive experience.

Overall, your entry serves as a strong educational resource for those interested in the Nature Aquarium style, showing that even classic designs can benefit from thoughtful execution and subtle enhancements.

In summary, this is a well-executed Nature Aquarium, and with a touch more artistic creativity, it has the potential to transcend into a masterpiece. Good job!

Submitted by George Farmer on Mon, 10/16/2023 - 13:26

A pleasant, lush layout with complex textures. Some plant health issues and the fish appear a little large for this small aquarium.