NATURE IN THE GLASS ‘Peaceful Nymphaea’

Naru UchidaNaru Uchida

Adding a colorful touch with 3 Nymphea species to a small aquarium that can be viewed from multiple angles.

A cube-shaped aquarium tank with the same width, depth and height can be viewed not only from the front but from the left and right sides. I created the composition and planted by taking advantage of the multifaceted view and space. For materials, I simply laid a flat Yamaya Stone on its side and placed the center of gravity near the center. I kept balance with growing aquatic plants and expressed calm aesthetic with Aqua Gravel in the front. I planted Eleocharis montevidensis that is unlikely to create shade when it’s fully grown in the back, so that there is enough light for Nymphaea planted in the middle. To soften the red contrast of Nymphaea lotus ‘Red’, I purposely planted Myriophyllum sp. in neutral orange for color harmony.
Shooting date: May 19th, 2021(ADA)
Creator: Naru Uchida
Aquarium: Cube Garden  W30×D30×H30(cm)
Lighting: DOOA Sol Stand RGB, turned on for 8.5 hours per day
Filter: Super Jet Filter ES-150(Bio Rio G)
Material: Yamaya Stone
Substrate:  Aqua Soil – Amazonia Ver.2, Power Sand Advance S, Bacter 100, Clear Super, Tourmaline BC
CO2: Pollen Glass, 1 bubble per second via CO2 Bubble Counter (using Tower)
Aeration: 15.5 hours after the light is turned off using Lily Pipe Mini
Additives: Brighty K, Green Brighty Mineral
Water change: 1/3 once a week
Water quality: Temperature: 25ºC; pH: 6.4; TH: 20 mg/l

Nymphaea lotus ‘Red’
Nymphaea sp. ‘Iquitos’
Nymphaea maculata
Myriophyllum sp.
Eleocharis montevidensis
Blyxa novoguineensis
Taxiphyllum barbieri

Trichogaster lalius
Pethia phutunio
Dario sp.
Crossocheilus oblongus
Otocinclus sp.
Caridina multidentata
Trichogaster lalius float in place above leaves spread horizontally. The family of Trichogaster suit well with aquascapes with Nymphaea, and they create an atmosphere of waterside in Asia.