#478: 142L Dutch Aquascape My First Dutch Scape

Sim Kian Hong Taman Teknologi Johor, Senai, Malaysia


It is would not have been for the title we would have disqualified the tank. However the title in combination with the strong contrasts and great looking plants triggered me to at least give a bit more guidelines towards a full Dutch Style tank.

Currently there is a lack of real foreground plants. They are there but they all stop more or less in a straight line a few centimeters away from the front glass. In s Dutch tank the forground shows more variations in height and leaves just a few open spaces.

Putting a red plant in the forward left corner pulls all attention and focus to that point. In a Dutch tank such a plant is placed on one of the strong points according to the rule of thirds.

Last but not least; the total compostion would benefit form more variations in height as well.
— Marco Aukes
— Phil Edwards

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 90 × 45 × 35 cm
Title My First Dutch Scape
Volume 142L
Background None
Lighting ONF FlatOne 90cm, 90w.
10-12 hours per day
Filtration Eheim 2217 - with ADA Bio Rio
Plants 1) Alternanthera Reineckii Forma
2) Rotala Nanjenshan
3) Ludwigia Arcuata
4) Rotala sp Goais
5) Riccardia Chamedryfolia
6) Limnophila sp Vietnam
7) Ludwigia sp Inclinata var
8) Luwidgia sp White
9) Limnophila Aquatica
10) Macrandra sp mini super red
11) Ranunculus Papulentus
12) Eusteralis Stellata
13) Blyxa Japonica
14) Marsilea Hirsuta
15) Staurogyne sp
Animals 1) Caridina Japonica
2) Otocinclus Affinis
3) Paracheirodon Axelrodi
4) Paracheirodon simulans
Materials None
Additional Information This is my very first attempt at Dutch type aquarium and i think i like it!

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