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Whisper of the pines

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Whisper of the pines

Serkan Çetinkol (Istanbul, Turkey)
Aquarium Volume: 150 l
Aquarium Age: 4 months
Animals: Hyphessobrycon amandae
Plants: Taxiphyllum sp. Flame, Vesicularia dubyana, Taxiphyllum barbieri, Leptodictyum riparium, Eleocharis parvula, Ammania sp. bonsai, Glossostigma elatinoides, Hemianthus callitrichoides, Utricularia graminifolia
Сhange Of Seasons
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Сhange Of Seasons

Grigoriy Polishchuk (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine)
Aquarium Volume: 275 l
Aquarium Age: 5 months
Animals: Rasbora espei, Crossocheilus siamensis, Caridina japonica
Plants: Rotala rotundifolia, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Christmas moss, Taxiphyllum sp., Singapore moss
Charm of Light
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Charm of Light

Timucin Sagel (Istanbul, Turkey)
Aquarium Volume: 270 l
Aquarium Age: 5 months
Plants: Fissidens fontanus, Fontinalis antipyretica, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Riccia fluitans, Staurogyne repens, Hydrocotyle sp.
Forest Lair
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Forest Lair

Tibor Szecsei (Nagykőrös, Hungary)
Aquarium Volume: 117 l
Aquarium Age: 7 months
Animals: Cristal red shrimp, Red cherry shrimp, Amano shrimp, Otocinclus affinis, Sundadanio axelrodi
Plants: Anubias nana Petite, Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Microsorum narrow, Microsorum narrow needle leaf, Microsorum trident, Lomariopsis lineata, Fissidens fontanus, Vesicularia ferriei Weeping, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Fontinalis sp. willow, Gorontalo moss, Triangle moss, Sagitaria subulata, Bolbitis difformis, Myriophyllum sp. Roraima, Myriophyllum matogrossense ‘green’, Staurogine repens, Staurogine sp. Porto Velho, Eleocharis acicularis, Eleocharis vivipara, Hygrophila difformis
Wild west
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 Wild west

Stjepan Erdeljić (Djakovo, Croatia)
Aquarium Volume: 160 l
Aquarium Age: 5 months
Animals: Rasbora heteromopha, Red cherry shrimps
Plants: Java moss, Flame moss, Fissidens fontanus, Hemianthus callitrichoides Cuba, Eleocharis parvula
A drowned forest
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A drowned forest

Piotr Stoszek (Łódź, Poland)
Aquarium Volume: 243 l
Aquarium Age: 5 months
Animals: Corydoras pygmaeus, Neocaridina heteropoda var. red
Plants: Ceratopteris siliquosa, Bolbitis compact heudeloti, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Microsorium narrow leaf, Microsorium narrow K, Microsorium small leaf, Bucephalandra sintang, Willow gigantea, Cratoneuron filicinum, Versicularia montagnei, China moss, Thailand moss, Fissidens tasikmalaya, Fissidens fontanus fox, Fissidens splachnobryoides, Marsilea hirsuta, Plagiochilaceae sp. cameroon, Blepharostoma, Queen moss, Taxiphyllum alternans
Morning forest
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Morning forest

Pavel Bautin (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Aquarium Volume: 400 l
Aquarium Age: 6 months
Animals: Caridina japonica, Caridina sp., Neocaridina denticulata Red Cherry, Poecilia sphenops
Plants: Utricularia graminifolia, Hemianthus calitrichoedes, Fissiden fontanus, Glossostigma elatinoides, Rotala, Hydrocotyle, Hygrophila pinnatifida, Ludvigia arcuata
Stepping Out into the Valley
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Stepping Out into the Valley

Zanda Sejane (Liepaja, Latvia)
Aquarium Volume: 243 l
Aquarium Age: 6 months
Animals: Hemigrammus rhodostomus, Neocaridina heteropoda
Plants: Hemianthus callitrichoides Cuba, Fissiden fontanus, Eleocharis parvula, Taxiphyllum sp., Vesicularia sp., Lomariopsis lineata
Old tree
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Old tree

Pawel Iglewski (Lodz, Poland)
Aquarium Volume: 243 l
Aquarium Age: 11 months
Animals: Otocinclus affinis, Paracheirodon simulans, Caridina japonica, Kryptopterus bicirrhis
Plants: Аnubias barteri var. Nana, Xmass moss, Flame moss,Java moss, Phoenix moss, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Rotala sp. green
Windtalkers
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Windtalkers

Vyacheslav Kryshtopa (Alchevsk, Ukraine)
Aquarium Volume: 320 l
Aquarium Age: 4 months
Animals: Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, Rasbora heteromorpha
Plants: Glossostigma elatinoides, Myriophyllum sp. Guyana, Rotala indica, Hydrocotyle tripartita, Vesicularia flame, Micranthemum umbrosum, Didiplis diandra
Permanent connection
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Permanent connection

Mikolaj Weterle (Bydgoszcz, Poland)
Aquarium Volume: 325 l
Aquarium Age: 1 year
Animals: Hyphessobrycon sweglesi, Paracheirodon simulans, Hemigrammus erythrozonus, Caridina japonica, Neocaridina heteropoda var. Red
Plants: Microsorium thin leaf java fern, Microsorium widelov, Microsorium pteropus small leaf, Micosorium trident, Cryptocoryne nevilli, Cryptocoryne parva, Cryptocoryne sp., Echinodorus tenellus, Staurogyne sp., Anubias nana mini, Hydrocotyel tripartita japan, Vesicularia montagnei, Fissidens fontanus, Fontinalis antipyretica var. gigantea, Marsilea crenata, Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae, Lilaeopsis barsilensis, Riccardia chamedrifolia, Triangle moss
Reborn
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Reborn

Piotr Dymowski (Warszawa, Poland)
Aquarium Volume: 360 l
Aquarium Age: 7 months
Animals: Rasbora
Plants: Pinatifida, Hemianthus cuba, Taiwan moss, Hydrocothyle japan, Eleocharis acicularis
Way to heaven
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Way to heaven

Dmitriy Parshin (Moscow, Russia)
Aquarium Volume: 600 l
Aquarium Age: 9 months
Animals: Nematobrycon amphiloxus, Telmatherina ladigesi, Crossocheilus siamensis, Caridina japonica
Plants: Glossostigma elatinoides, Hemiantus callitrichoides cuba, Hemiantus micranthemoides, Utricularia graminifoliya rubra, Fissidens nobilis, fontanus; Bucephalandra var.; Neseya sp. bonsai
Forgotten Forest
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Forgotten Forest

Łukasz Kucharski (Łódź, Poland)
Aquarium Volume: 400 l
Aquarium Age: 7 months
Animals: Otocinclus affinis, Hyphessobrycon bentosi, Laetacara dorsigera
Plants: Taiwan moss, Bolbitis, Microsorum, Limnophila sessiliflora, Pelia
Deep Forest
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Deep Forest

Göldner Tiborné (Baja, Hungary)
Aquarium Volume: 140 l
Aquarium Age: 4 months
Animals: Trigonostigma hengeli, Corydoras pygmaeus, Boraras urophthalmoides, Caridina multidentata, Neocaridina heteropoda
Plants: Eleocharis acucilaris, Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Staurogyne repens, Fissidens fontanus, Vesicularia ferriei Weeping, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Rotala sp. Green, Anubias barteri Petite, Ammania sp. Bonsai, Alternanthera eineckii Mini, Hygrophila pinnatifida, Hydrocotyle verticillata
The Tree Buttress
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The Tree Buttress

Mariusz Sawicki (Siedlce, Poland)
Aquarium Volume: 185 l
Aquarium Age: 6 months
Animals: Otocinclus affinis, Caridina japonica, Hemigrammus rhodostomus
Plants: Glossostigma elatinoides, Hydrocotyla Japan, Riccia fluitans, Anubias nana, Taxiphyllum alternant, Taxiphyllum barbieri, Vesicularia montagnei, Leptodictyum riparium, Staurogyne repens
Lost beach
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Lost beach

Mustafa Sezgen (Kocaeli, Turkey)
Aquarium Volume: 150 l
Aquarium Age: 5 months
Animals: Rasbora, Ancistrus dolichopterus
Plants: Hemianthus cuba, Pogestemon helferi, Flame moss, japonica var Rotala mexicana
Further to the north
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Further to the north

Paweł Mielniczek (Piaseczno, Poland)
Aquarium Volume: 300 l
Aquarium Age: 6 months
Animals: Hyphessobrycon amandae, Rasbora maculata, Boraras briggitae, Otocinclus affinis
Plants: Hydrocotyle sp. Japan, Bolbitis heudelotii, Microsorium Thin Leaf, Microsorium pteropus Narrow, Anubias mini Petit, Blyxa japonica mech, Spyke moss, Phoenix moss, Eleocharis vivipara, Glossostigma elatinoides, Utricularia graminifolia, Staurogyne repens, Echinodorus tenellus, Mini pelia
Forest III
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Forest III

Vladimír Trčka (Chouzavá, Czech Republic)
Aquarium Volume: 450 l
Aquarium Age: 6 months
Animals: Laetacara dorsigera, Trigonostigma hengeli, Trigonostigma heteromorpha, Pterophyllum scalare, Otocinclus affinis, Crossocheilus siamensis, Hyphessobrycon megalopterus
Plants: Hygrophila polysperma, Pogostemon helferi, Echinodorus tenellus, Cryptocoryne parva, Cryptocoryne petchii, Bolbitis heudelotii, Microsorium pteropus Narrow, Microsorium pteropus Trident, Anubias barteri var. Nana, Anubias barteri var. Coffeefolia, Anubias barteri var. Bonsai, Cryptocoryne balansae, Christmas moss, Phoenix moss, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Cyperus helferi, Hygrophila pinnatifida, Cryptocoryne wallisii

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Morning forest