Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Samit's Aquarium 008

Planted Aquarium of Samit Roy - Digtal Artist and Aquascape Designer
Flowering Aquatic Plan with Floaters

4 comments:

elopathari said...

Samit,

Chanced upon this line of pics on one of those "lazy, jobless Tuesday afternoons". Personally, this pic is eye catching as I am awaiting the bloom of a magenta lily in my five footer. I like the way you have left that subtle touch of "randomness" in your aquascaping. Somehow, I am not a big fan of "perfect" aquascapes.....sometimes, even Takeshi Amano stylists can be quite boring. How old are these pictures?

Arup

SAMIT ROY said...

Thanks Arup! I like 'randomness'! That's why I like Karen Randal's work than Amano! Amano is too stiff, too constructed, like Japanese Gardens!

All those pictures are dated between 2003 and 2006!

Thanks again for your comments!

elopathari said...

Very nice Samit. I started this hobby way back in the mid seventies - those were the days when (even) an air-pump was just too unreasonably expensive, a blue gourami was exotic and one could save a ton of money catching wild guppies from the drains in Jadavpur than buy them off the shops in triangular park (southern part of Kolkata, in case you have lived there). I ended up with the lone gourami, who being a labyrinth breather survived the oxygen paucity in my overstocked 1ftX0.5ftX1ft aquarium. Half a decade later, after the Gourami called it quits, it all went phoooshsh. I restarted after the move to Bangalore and am progressively amazed at the beatiful tanks people have and maintain in this city. I now have four planted tanks and a big outdoor vessel (more like a big gaamla in Bengali)......they are home to a thriving community of livebearers, loaches and tetras. A magenta lily is about to bloom in the 5-footer and the female bettas and the lone blue gourami (including me) are especially excited about it :-)

Keep the pics flowing. I will add some as soon as the lily sees the light of the morn.

Arup

SAMIT ROY said...

Hi Arup,

Thanks for your comments. I also remeber, as a kid, how I used to spend almost every bit of my pocket money and piggybank savings for all those glass jars and bowls and glass tanks and little colorful fishes. Later, as I grew up, I started becoming much serious about this hobby. I realized that an aquarium is not a spectacular toy or showpiece like a marble statue or porcelain flower vase on the center table. Rather it is a living mechanism; breathing, growing, aging, just like us.