#377 I am a happy father.
Sigit Khoerul Rhomadhin
Miguel Ángel García
Dyuzhev Andrey Alexandrovich
M Reza Mazinanian
#464 Contraste de colores
Williams Alexander Vasquez Hernández
Last year’s AGA publication ‘SOME RULES FOR DUTCH STYLE AQUASCAPING—A QUICK GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS ’ seems to have helped some beginner entrants. There's a new publication from NBAT (Nederlandse Bond Aqua Terra) that's a must-have. It's called Dutch Scaping Aquarium and it is currently available only as a digital publication that comes with an annual membership to NBAT. It's a 136-page document with detailed photographs and analysis of top Dutch scapes.
It's nice to see curtain plants in front corners of tanks and the relative absence of ‘overfed-on-EI’ look that hampered many entries last year.
This year I wish to highlight two new tricks. First the importance of trimming skills. It’s a little trick that I call ‘Days-to-Peak ’ which is the number of days it takes for a species to grow to perfect height and volume after a trim. The second is the need for an overflow farm tank. If your entry is the only tank in your possession then you have nowhere else to put all the shiny new red plants entering the hobby. Without an overflow tank your carefully planned Dutch sccape will quickly become a colorful jungle tank.