#630: 180L Dutch Aquascape: GreenCave
Miguel Ángel García, Villalbilla , Los Hueros Madrid España | E-mail: miangarci at gmail.com | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

It is almost impossible to judge this tank as there are three different stages of the scape in three different pictures. The scape in the second picture actually is better than the one in the main picture; simply because there are less species used and the composition is more structured.

Marco Aukes

It's clear you're putting effort into making a Dutch aquascape, however it needs some more detail work to be all it can be. The Cryptocoryne on the left and the Rotala in the middle are overpowering and emphasize the weakness of the right side. Letting the Myriophyllum and Myriophyllum grow out more so they're not the same height as the Pogostemon on the left will help balance the composition. The Hydrocotyle in the left-front corner has overgrown and is exposing the right glass. Keeping it trimmed will help keep it in place and do its job of framing the right side. Removing the Lysimachia, moving the Cryptocoryne into its place, and using the Hygrophila to create a stronger street will help create a stronger arrangement.

Phil Edwards

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
90 x 45 x 45 cm (35 x 18 x 18 in)
180L (48 gallons)
Tripartita Wall
6*39w T5 Fluor, Sirocco
2 x EHEIM 2215
Additional Information
Drip water change, passing through an overflow that irrigates an emerged planted, aquarium with 4 years of maturity
1 Cryptocoryne Balanseae,10 Cryptocoryne Wendtii, 2 Microsorum Pteropus Sp.Mini,5 Pogostemon Erectus,8 Hygrophila Difformis,3 Rotala Rotundifolia,4 Ludwigia Mini Super RED, Bucephalandra Sp.,9 Myriophyllum Sp.Roraima, 7 Hydrocotyle Tripartita Sp. Japan, Vesicularia Dubyana,11 Lysimachia Nummularia,12 Hydrocotyle Leucocephala, 6 Bolbitis Heudelotii
Hyphessobrycon Amandae, Trichogaster Leerii