#105: 38L Aquatic Garden: Boraras Dream
Bhushan Dalvi, Houston Texas USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

A pleasant sloping design that uses an interesting variety of plants. I feel the brown crypt is a little too dominating and draws attention to the very dark area on the left hand side. I would have like to have seen the Marsilea minuta that's apparently under there!

George Farmer

Lovely tank with a natural looking sloping design. The only "problem" area is the lower left, were you can see light coming through the back, through what looks to be a tangle of roots. This light really draws the eye out of the 'scpe. Either block this space with rocks or wood, or an easy fix just for pictures (I suspect this is not obvious when the tank is not back-lit) would be just to put a piece of dark paper over that one section while photographing the tank.

Karen Randall

A very satisfying balance of colors and leaf shapes.

Bob Vivian

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
51 x 30 x 30 cm (20 x 12 x 12 in)
Volume
38L (10 gallons)
Background
White Paper
Lighting
65 W PC with 6700K
Filtration
Aquaclear 30
Additional Information
Fertilizer: ADA Brighty K Step 1 Step 2 Brighty Special Lights Florish Iron ECA Green Gain Green Bacter Co2: ADA CO2 System 74-YA/ver.2 at 1 bubble/sec
Title
Boraras Dream
Plants
1.Riccia Fluitans 2.Hemianthus callitrichoides “cuba” 3.Hemianthus micranthemoides 4.Hydrocotyle verticillata 5.Cryptocoryne Wendtii “ Brown” 6.Cryptocoryne Wendtii “Green Gecko” 7.Microsorium pteropus “Needle” 8. Rotala rotundifolia 9.Christmas Moss (Vesicularia montagnei) 10. Marsilea minuta 11.Cryptocoryne Willisii x Lucens 12. Echinodorus tenellus
Fish/Animals
Fish: Boraras sp. Celestichthys margaritatus Ottocinclus sp. Hisonotus leucofrenatus Shrimp: Cardinia japonica Neocaridina denticulata sinensis "red"(Red Cherry shrimp)
Materials
ADA Aquasoil II , Power Sand special and Tourmalin BC ADA Blackwood and locally collected wood