Superb! I love alpine terrestrial plants, amazing to see what can be achieved underwater!
Thanks. I am glad you can see the alpine "connection" and that it makes sense for someone familiar with terrestrial alpine. My initial idea was actually to not have the sandy area as it perhaps does not correspond too well with the alpine "vibe", but I think it has the merit of creating a more open feel.
I think the sand works well pal. Alpine 'houses' quite often feature sand so no worries on the authenticity front! Also, the eye is very much drawn to the relationship between rocks and plants, much like an alpine garden...
Thanks: just out of interest, how do you mean that alpine houses feature sand?
I like the green on the rocks, adds a feel of maturity to the hard scape and contrasts well with the riccia, scapes looking good.
This tank looks amazing. Love those shallow tanks. One day I'll have my own. I've always been a black background guy but lately been wanting to try this white one.
The beauty of a shallow tank...without looking at the tank spec i would think it is a 4ft or 5ft tank.
A beautiful and serene tank Thomas, so soothing to look at!
you can consider adding some small pebbles on the edge of the sand, at the moment the "coast line" seems to have too much contrast (between the sand the riccia), some pebbles will soften this contrast and make it look more natural. just my humble opinion, it is beautiful as it is too!
Your system would be awesome if you had a white light unit like the NA wood cabinet you have.
Very nicely executed and superbly clean as well. I also thought I was looking at a 120cm or 180cm tank at first. White background suits this scape a bit more as its a representation of landscape and open expanse.