Entry #367: 242L Dutch Aquascape: Aquarium plant competition
hamed lajavardi, Mahabad West Azerbaijan Province iran
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Awards and Judge Comments

To me this is not a Dutch aquascape. It is simply a healthy planted community tank.

Karen Randall

Due to the angle of the pictures, this tank was more complicated to judge. And where I would say to most entries to keep fewer different types of plants, in this case adding a few could already make big improvements. Try placing the decoration material with the Microsorum windelov a bit more to the right according to the rule of thirds and try to bend a "street" of plants (b.e. with H.zosterifolia)to go around it. It will help create a stunning sense of depth.

Marco Aukes

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 120 x 38 x 53 cm (47 x 15 x 21 in)
Volume 242L (64 gallons)
Background White wall
Lighting 150-watt light
Filtration Bucket filter
Title Aquarium plant competition
Plants Hemianthus callitrichoides-Heteranthera Zosterifolia-Sagittaria-LUDWIGIA REPENS RUBINBacopa Caroliniana-Rotala-Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov-Vallisneria
Fish/Animals Paracheirodon innesi-Crossocheilus siamensis Gyrinocheilus aymonieri-Horned Nerite Snail
African chump-soil ista