Entry #521: 200L Dutch Aquascape: Dutch Touch
Alexandru Lucian Caileanu, Craiova Dolj România
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Awards and Judge Comments

I have really been struggling if we should accept this entry in this category. The title of the scape says it all; it has touches of Dutch Style, but in general misses most typical requirements to be qualified as such. To start, 18 different species is a bit much for typical Dutch style, and in general it is missing the big impact contrasts. So less species of plants and more room between the separate groups. If one would take the contrast impact of the Microsorum; that should be the standard for the rest of the scape.

Marco Aukes

Congratulations, very nice tank !

Oliver Knott

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 100 x 55 x 45 cm (39 x 22 x 18 in)
Volume 200L (53 gallons)
Background Black sticker
Lighting T5 lighting, 117w Giesemann Aquaflora plus 117w Giesemann Midday, 7 hours a day
Filtration Eheim thermofilter professionel I 2322, Hailea HF-150
Fertilization : Trace Mix Plus, PPS-Pro, Easy Life Easy Carbo. CO2 : Pressurised CO2 System, DIY reactor, 2 bps Heating : Aquael Comfort Zone 300w Cooling : 4 computer fans Water change : 50% every week Fish food : Tetra Mini Granules Shrimp food : Dennerle Shrimp King line, Shirakura line
Title Dutch Touch
Plants Microsorum pteropus needle leaf, Microsorum pteropus narrow, Rotala sp. Butterfly, Rotala macrandra variegated, Rotala macrandra green, Didiplis diandra, Ludwigia sp. rubin, Hygrophila polysperma rosanervig, Hemianthus glomeratus, Cabomba furcata, Myriophyllum mattogrossense, Alternanthera reineckii mini, Cryptocoryne costata, Staurogyne repens, Hydrocotyle sp Japan, Polygonum sp. 'Kawagoeanum', Eleocharis sp. mini, Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba"
Fish/Animals 20 Hyphessobrycon amandae, 5 Prionobrama filigera, 1 Crossocheilus siamensis, 100 Red Cherry shrimps
30 kg of JBL Manado, 10 kg black gravel