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Filipe Oliveira's newest aquascape

By Leonard Ho - Posted Apr 10, 2015 09:00 AM
Filipe Oliveira's is a masterful aquascaper, and we always look forward to seeing his imagination at work. He uploaded a video of his latest aquascape: a gorgeous 3 week old 350 liter (90 gallon) planted aquarium. Who says a centered composition can't convey motion?

Flilpe describes his new aquascape on his youtube video page:


  • Aquarium: 130x50x60cm (51x20x24 inches)
  • ELOS goods from ELOS The Aquarium Company:
  • Lighting System: ELOS Planet II 4x39w T5 (8h/day) + 2x70w HQI (2h/day)
  • Bottom System: ELOS AquaUno Capsules, TerraZero, BottomMineral and Terra Brown small
  • CO2: Pressurized CO2 with EV2000 (solenoid valve 24v) + CO2000 pressure reducer, REA50 (CO2 reactor)
  • Twinstar Nano from Twinstar Portugal

Aqvainnova Plants: (in vitro cup)

  • Echinodorus tenellus
  • Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'
  • Eleocharis parvula
  • Hygrophila pinnatifida
  • Vesicularia montagnei 'Christmas'


Aquaflora plants:

  • Ludwigia arcuata
  • Vesicularia dubyana
  • Anubias nana mini
  • Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Green'
  • Echinodorus tenellus
  • Eleocharis aciculares
  • Hygrophila sp. 'Araguaia'
  • Juncus repens
  • Lilaeopsis 'Nova-Zealandiae'
  • Ludwigia sp 'Mini Super Red'
  • Microsorum pteropus ' Trident'
  • Pogostemon sp. 'Wicked!"
  • Pogostemon helferi


For more information about Filipe's aquarium projects, visit:


Filipe also recently posted a video update on Aquaflora's Red Bonsai Treescape aquarium, which we wrote about last year.  The tank has progressed beautifully into a whimsical living canvas of surreal colors and shapes.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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