11-08-2006, 10:45 AM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hawaii, but Niigata Japan for work
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
The echinodorus is out of place and out of proportion with the rest of the plants and design. I also think that the lay out would make a stronger impression with warmer colored fish, especially when using the orange background.
Cardinal tetras and rams do not compliment each other well aesthetically even if they are staples/classics of the planted tank. The cool cardinals and the off-the-wall yellow of the rams make different statements about the visual "temperature" of the piece, and fight against each other rather than work together.