#86: 159L Aquatic Garden: Romancing the Rasbora
Raymond Choi, East Lansing MI USA | E-mail: raymond.choi at comcast.net
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Awards and Judge Comments

The dark spot under the Microsorium is too large and draws the eye to it instead of the layout which is very well done.

Ricky Cain

Excellent photography! Catching a school that large in a well defined school like you have is not an easy thing to do. The aquarist must truly be romancing the rasboras. At this point the foreground needs to grow in some in order to balance against the lush Anubias and Microsorum.

Phil Edwards

Lovely Microsorum stands, unfortunately, the foreground plants hadn't filled in well yet at the time the photos were taken. I also don't like the empty area on the left end of the tank. It unbalances the design.

Karen Randall

Microsorum in the center looks nice. But the open space in the left looks unnatural, and not good composition. There are too many Anubias in the foreground.

Takashi Amano

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
76 x 46 x 46 cm (30 x 18 x 18 in)
Volume
159L (42 gallons)
Background
None
Lighting
Power Compact 130W (2x65W 6500K)
Filtration
Eheim ecco
Additional Information
Pressurized CO2 and PH controller on 10lb cylinder.
Title
Romancing the Rasbora
Plants
1. Microsorium pteropus "narrow leaf", 2. Glossostigma elatinoides, 3. Eleocharis acicularis, 4. Anubias nana var. nana,
Fish/Animals
Rasbora espei, Caridina japonica, Crossocheilos siamensis
Materials
Eco Complete Substrate, Malaysian Driftwood