Dutch Aquascape

Comments

The entries of this year in this category really prove once again that we need to do a lot of promotional work to let people understand the basics of the Dutch Style. Where some tanks excel at really showing strong contrast, they miss the real focal points. Others still use way to many species (maximum of 1 species per 10cm of tank) or are in their turn missing the contrasts.

Dutch Style is also about a consistent sense of depth that integrates foreground, mid-ground and background plants. And whilst Dutch Style is famous for the usage of the "streets of plants", this only works when used in good limitations and in support of focus points.

However, we do see that contestants are doing their best to understand these principles and work with them. We hope that they will continue their quests for the ultimate Dutch Style aquarium!
— Marco Aukes
This category is very important to recover the great Dutch style, the very origin of aquascaping. Some layouts are in very good shape, but another ones were misunderstood. The Dutch style is very defined and has direct rules to be judged. I hope that this category keep growing and people understand the real importance of it. Good job people.
— André Longarço
In this category, not only values, good health of plants, or that have more varieties, only those things does not make it a Dutch aquarium. I think there are many details that would have to redirect this mode and return to give the value it really has. All that today is our hobby was born here.
Thank you very much to all the participants to keep its essence alive.
— Balbi Vaquero
First Place
#475
Fall is coming
Gabor Vereb
Hungary
Second Place
#346
Dutch revival
Andrea Beatriz Lauria
Italy
Third Place
#85
2-Level
Lovas Attila
Hungary
#385
Rainbow Heaven
WANG,HUNG-CHUAN
Taiwan
CHAI LI HSU
Taiwan
#411
Unicorn pass
Winardi
Indonesia
#91
First Trial
Nicole Nagy
Hungary
#618
Joy of colours
Jan Marius Marioara
Romania
#213
Can't Dutch This
Cory Hopkins
United States
#67
Dutch Variations
Pavel Skorupa
Lithuania
#540
Garden of the Water
Chen Meng Chun
Taiwan
#5
Peaceotorium
Farhad Taraj
Iran
#622
A Dutch Adventure
Pedro Miguel Gomes Silva Rosa
Portugal
#646
Green road in garden
Hossein dashtban
Iran
#361
BED - Black Earth Dutch
Jagdeep Singh
Australia
#168
Eclosion
Simeoni
France
#223
春之氣息 The breath of spring
Jan-Yi, Lee
Taiwan
#559
Evergreen
Paul Harris
United Kingdom
Disqualified
#116
Elatine Valley
Luciano Pozzoni
Italy
Disqualified
#119
Green Rocky Mountains
Giuseppe Landieri
Italy

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