NATURE IN THE GLASS ‘Nature aquarium that was introduced into an office space to represent a rich source of nature’

Yusuke HommaYusuke Homma
I created this layout while imagining the downstream of the aqua terrarium that was published in the previous issue ( Using Sansui Stone in the same way as in the “upstream” aqua terrarium part, stones were placed with consideration for orientation, size, and shade, and arranged in a rhythmic manner to express the natural flow of water. The bright green of Ottelia ulvifolia not only softens the impression of the shade of the Oyaishi (the main stone), but also gives viewers a sense of water flow when viewed from above the water. In addition, Eriocaulon sp. ‘Social Feather Duster’ is planted to create an underwater feeling, and its planting space is gradually narrowed from right to left. I believe that I was able to express the story of the water cycle in the natural environment through a series of scenes composed with the aqua terrarium featured in the previous journal and this Nature Aquarium layout.
Shooting date: October 15th, 2020(ADA)
Creator: Yusuke Homma
Aquarium: Cube Garden W120×D50×H50(cm)
Lighting: Solar RGB x 2, turned on for 8.5 hours per day
Filter: Super Jet Filter ES-1200(Bio Rio L)
Material: Sansui Stone
Substrate: Aqua Soil – Amazonia Ver.2, DOOA Tropical River Sand, Power Sand Advance M, Bacter 100,Clear Super, Tourmaline BC
CO2: 5 bubbles per second via CO2 Beetle Counter (using Tower)
Additives: Green Brighty Neutral K, Green Brighty Mineral, Green Brighty Iron, Green Brighty Nitrogen
Water change: 1/3 once a week
Water quality: Temperature: 24ºC; pH: 6.6; TH: 30 mg/l

Ottelia ulvifolia
BIO Mizukusa no Mori Eriocaulon sp. ‘Social Feather Duster’
Lagenandra meeboldii ‘Vinay chandra’
Microsorum sp. ‘Trident’
Vesicularia sp.

Melanotaenia praecox
Crossocheilus oblongus
Otocinclus sp.
Caridina multidentata
A Nature Aquarium layout created with the theme of the water cycle was installed in the Shiseido office.
*Please note that the office is not open to the public.
Green design by Ryokuensha Inc.