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Roca De Plata

By Leonard Ho - Posted Nov 20, 2014 09:00 AM
German aquascaper Eddy based his latest aquarium, Roca De Plata ("Silver Rock") on the concept of a gnarly flooded tree base rooted over grey slate stones. The effect is gorgeous!
Roca De Plata

Roca De Plata

The "trunk" of the tree is a 20cm (8 inch) diameter cork bark with driftwood projecting out from its base in order to create the effect of a root flare (AKA "nebari") over rock.  The aquarium is only one month old (started Oct 18, 2014) so it has a lot of maturing to do.  As it stands right now, it already makes quite the impression.  We can't wait to see this aquascape develop.

Follow the Roca De Plata build on Eddy's (German) blog or Vimeo page.  Here is his first intoxicating 6-minute video of this living art in progress.

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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