"Studio Tannin" Scape 003 -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.

The clean, light vibe of Manzanita wood, contrasted with smooth, carefully selected "Pedra do Rio" stones , forms the "exoskeleton" of this beautifully proportioned hardscape. Complimented by the earthy, vibrant tones of "Terra Sorrindo" and "Concha Pods" for color, this scape could stand on its own, or be the basis for a beautifully planted aquarium.

We're thinking that this is one of those instances where you'd want to utilize activated carbon or other chemical filtration media to keep the water clear, to really "pop" the colors. Our plant of choice would be...wait for it- Hornwort! 

And the fish selection could be equally as easygoing, with a small shoal of Danio, or even a group of colorful Red Swortails. Bright or muted- you almost can't go wrong with a fish selection here! 


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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