Entry #534: 64L Dutch Aquascape: Spring
CHAI LI HSU, Annan Dist., Tainan City Taiwan (R.O.C.) | E-mail: pcm999 at gmail.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Second Place

This tank shows a good example of contrasts with regards to leaf shape and colours. However, a classic mistake when it comes Dutch Style is trying to overdo it. In this case, lowering the number of different species of plants would definitely benefit the whole scape. The group of strong red right in the middle of the tank really forces the focal point towards the centre instead of towards the hardscape material, which is more suitably placed according the rule of thirds.

Marco Aukes

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 60 x 30 x 36 cm (24 x 12 x 14 in)
Volume 64L (17 gallons)
Title Spring
Plants Fissidens fontanus Echinodorus tenellus Rotala rotundifolia var. "Green" Rotala sp. “Vietanm” Proserpinaca palustris Lobelia cardinalis Hydorcotyle sp.”australia” Rotala macrandra “green” Hyptis lorentziana Nesaea sp. “red leaved”
Fish/Animals Hemigrammus rhodostomus