#105: 38L Aquatic Garden Boraras Dream

Bhushan Dalvi Houston, United States


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

Dimensions 51 × 30 × 30 cm
Title Boraras Dream
Volume 38L
Background White Paper
Lighting 65 W PC with 6700K
Filtration Aquaclear 30
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
Animals Fish:
Boraras sp.
Celestichthys margaritatus
Ottocinclus sp.
Hisonotus leucofrenatus

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
Additional Information Fertilizer: ADA Brighty K
Step 1
Step 2
Brighty Special Lights
Florish Iron
Green Gain
Green Bacter
Co2: ADA CO2 System 74-YA/ver.2 at 1 bubble/sec

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