"Studio Tannin" Scape 002 -Curated with Johnny Ciotti

One of our favorite things is creating amazing aquascapes with the natural materials we work with. Part of the art of aquascaping is curating the selection and arranging these materials into a cohesive theme, and we felt it would be amazing to be able to deliver a complete hardscape, with all components curated and conceived to work together perfectly!

Hence, the "Studio Tannin" line was born... A range of bespoke 'scapes from some of the most talented in the business. You'll get a complete hardscape, with wood, botanicals, and rocks. All you need to add is the aquarium, substrate, water, plants, and fishes.  We'll even include some extra botanicals to replenish the initial ones as they decompose! You can assemble as shown here, or use it as the starting point of a completely different 'scape! And of course, feel free to use this design as a "template" to create your own 'scape by selecting your own materials from. our extensive collection here on the site!

This 'scape was curated by the extremely talented Johnny Ciotti, who has done amazing aquarium work recognized all over the world. He's the creative talent behind some of our compelling photos and videos, and his 'scapes are highly respected in the aquascaping community. A real "pro's pro", Johnny brings an intense passion and dedication to every project.  We're excited to be collaborating with him on a series of unique "Studio Tannin" aquascapes.

When we worked on this 'scape, Johnny and I both thought to ourselves, "Man, this is just begging for Pygmy Cories or small Loaches!" The intricate, one-of-a-kind "Black and Tan" Manzanita branches (with some leaves still attached to the larger specimen) from our friends at RyverStix are a perfect foil for the smooth contours of several carefully selected "Pedra do Rio" stones.

Johnny's selection of botanicals wonderfully compliment the earthy tones of the wood, with Heart Pods, whimsical Alder Cones, and sleek Yellow Mangrove leaves completing a hardscape that looks as good when it's brand new as it will when it matures. As the leaves soften, the cones and "Heart Pods" acquire a "patina" of biocover, this hardscape will take on a beautiful, earthy vibe. 


You could take this design further, and add some delicate mosses or a simple collection of aquatic plants to really compliment the scene...The choice is yours and the opportunities to create a truly memorable aquarium are unlimited!


AQUARIUM DIMENSIONS: (20 U.S. GAL)-  24"x12"x14" (60.96cm x30.48cm x 35.56cm)

NOTE: You will be purchasing the actual pieces of hardscape shown in the photo. This is a WYSIWYG aquascape. Aquarium, substrate, and mechanical equipment (filter, heater, etc.) are not included.

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