Dutch Aquascape

Comments

We keep on noticing yearly progress in the category, but still many entries suffer from either plant-collectoritis (too many species) or red-plant-fetish (way too many strong red plants in the aquascape which makes you lose focus).

Also, when you enter for the Dutch Style, you need to focus on contrast between your plant groups. They need to be clearly different than the plants next to it, in color, height, leaf shapes, etc.

And what can I say; just look at the champion in this category and what he has done in his 3.10 cm tank. Contrast all the way from left to right, great sense of depth and most of all: a true example of Dutch Style Aquascaping.
— Marco Aukes
While Marco is absolutely right in his comments about the entries, I have to say I am pleased with the improvement we are seeing in this category. While most entries still have some obvious flaws, I can see a real effort to learn about and practice this style of tank.

When we started the biotope category, few entries were good. Now there are many really great ones. I hope that people will continue to take this category seriously, learn from the Dutch masters, and we will, over time continue to see even more of the progress we have seen in the last few years! Keep up the good work!
— Karen Randall
First Place
#418
My Dutch ditch
Bart Laurens
Netherlands
Second Place
#736
A Native Garden
Timothy S. Gross
United States
Third Place
#713
Upstream Color
Joe Harvey
United States
#277
Dutchie
Eakthanat Isarathikul
Thailand
RUBEN ESPADA CUEVAS
Spain
#640
The fish Swims Around Lotus
William Chang
Taiwan
#220
Garden of heaven
SHIRSHA SUR ROY
India
#543
The Fairy Forest
JIM TAN YUNXIANG
Malaysia
#462
Geometric aesthetics
Liao kuo hung
Taiwan
#184
The World Beneath
zapartan Flaviu
Romania
#528
Secret garden
Chen Meng Chun
Taiwan
#679
Valley garden
Chen Meng Chun
Taiwan
#301
Paradise's Eva
Ricardo Rodriguez Camarero
Spain
#318
A passion for dutch
zapartan Flaviu
Romania
Jaap Liefting
Netherlands
#357
home aquarium
daniel deacu
Romania
Disqualified
#742
Tranquil Bluffs
Jon Woodward
Canada

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