Entry #35: 182L Aquatic Garden: Rainbow Garden
Wayne Sham, Diamond Hill, HK Hong Kong | E-mail: wayne at hkstar.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Good use of an open foreground and pebbles, they create a strong natural impression. The foreground and midground of this aquascape are strong, making the background look even weaker. Increasing the height and variety of color and/or texture of the background plants would enhance the aquascape a lot. The colors of the M. boesemanii work very well in this aquarium, but they will get too large for their home. Pseudomugil furcata or signifer would be good alternatives and will stick with the general Rainbowfish family.

Phil Edwards

Pretty tank that is perfect for showing off a nice school of M. boesemani. Clearly the fish are happy, as they are well colored even though they are still young.

Karen Randall

The driftwood arrangement and middle space was excellent. The height of the background plants are uniformly. More plants should be planted in the back corner.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 90 x 45 x 45 cm (35 x 18 x 18 in)
Volume 182L (48 gallons)
Background Black card
Lighting 1 X ADA 903 - 32W X 3
Filtration 1 X Eheim 2028
Title Rainbow Garden
Plants Willow Moss, Java Fern, Echinodorus tenellus, Nymphaea lotus rubra, Sagittaria lancifolia, Dwarf Anubias, Microsorium pteropus ssp., Hydrocotyle vulgaris, Cryptocoryne wendtil “Brown” , Cyperus helferi, Java Fern “windelov”
Fish/Animals Melanotaenia boesemani, Nematobrycon palmeri, Siamese Algae Eater
Decorative
Materials
Substrate: ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia, ADA Bright Sand Driftwood and rocks