Date submit: 30 December 2023 | On category:

Forgotten land of the ancient ones

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    Points: 739

  • Aquascape Details

    Volume in litres: 60

    Artwork size: 60cmx30cmx36cm

    Hardscape: Redmoor driftwood, Bogwood, Naturally collected detailing wood, Seiryu wood

    Flora: Callicostella Prabaktiana, Fissidens Crispulus, Fissidens Fontanus, Taxiphyllum sp. Flame, Bucephelandra sp. Mini brownie, Bucephelandra boyan mini, Bucephelandra mini coin, Bucephelandra Brownie Blue, Anubias nana petite, Microsorum Pteropus Trident, Hygrophila Pinnatifida UK, Micranthemum sp. Monte Carlo, Hemianthus Callitrichoides cuba, Marsilea Hirsuta, Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis, Eleocharis Parvula, Eleocharis Acicularis, Echinodorus Tennelus, Cryptocoryne Lucens, Gratiola Viscidula, Rotala Green, Rotala rotundifolia, Rotala sp. Hra

    Fauna: Trigonostigma espei, Clithon corona

    About Artwork:

    The main inspiration of my tank is from a place where I spent my entire childhood, i.e Tripura. Tripura is a hilly region in the north-eastern part of India.
    After moving into the city of Kolkata, the only possible way to have a piece of nature in my apartment is a plantes aquarium.
    I remember playing and with my friends in the evening at valleys inbetween those small hills from where I could see the beautiful sunset at the horizon.
    The climate of Tripura can be described as hot and humid, hence recieving rainfall almost throughout the year. This allows the growth of lush green vegetation almost everywhere. Thick and lush moss and ferns cover the lower parts of almost each and every trees which inspired me to use a decent amount of moss in my tank. The hardscape is based on the huge trees covered with mosses inside the forests with a path leading to the clearance of the valley where I used to play.
    Those days of life were very precious to me and that forgotten land where the younger myself used to live and enjoy nature at its best is now a sweet distant memory which I tried to recreate in the “Forgotten land of the ancient ones.”

    #734: Titas Das - Kolkata, India