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Chronicling Utopia: Pedro Rosa's latest aquascape masterpiece

By Leonard Ho - Posted Mar 31, 2014 09:00 AM
Pedro Rosa's talent with a video camera is the perfect compliment to his undeniable gift for aquascaping. Over the past three months, he's posted a series of videos chronicling his latest creation: an ADA 60P nature aquascape. We share all four episodes within this series starting from the very beginning hardscape to the lush Utopia it has matured into.
Chronicling Utopia: Pedro Rosa's latest aquascape masterpiece

17 gallons of Utopia by Pedro Rosa

Summary of Pedro Rosa's Utopia:

  • ADA 60P 17 gallon aquarium (W60×D30×H36cm)
  • ADA Hornwood
  • Seiryu Stone
  • ADA Amazonia Soil
  • Plants:  Topica's Montecarlo, Ludwigia sp. and Eleocharis sp. Eleocharis Acicularis.
  • Mosses: Topica's Vesicularia ferriei 'Weeping' and Taxiphyllum sp. 'Spiky'.
  • Animals: ~30 Paracheirodon simulans (Green Neon Tetra); 3x Crossocheilus siamensis (SAE - Siamese algae eater); 1x Ancistrus sp.; 1x Otocinclus" sp. "Paraguay; ~10 Caridina cantonensis sp. "Red" (Crystal Red Shrimp)

Our admiration for Pedro's aquascaping talent should go without saying once you've watched these videos.  But his ability to clearly capture and define his creative process through the camera is equally worthy of respect.

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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