#377: 180L Dutch Aquascape I am a happy father.

Parkjunwoo Gumi, South Korea

Awards and Comments

Third Place
Healthy and attractive plants.

This is not a true Dutch tank but rather a hybrid Nature-Dutch tank.

It's certainly attractive and charming but when measured against standard rules of Dutch scaping a few minor issues arise:

1) too many species (no more than 9 or 10 for a tank this size

2) over-reliance on stem plants (need more grasses large-leaf plants and moss or dark green plants)

3) inadequate contrast between groups

4) there is a hyper-dominant styling element - the perfectly mowed hedge of Rotala rotundifolia in two colors. This hedge is so dominant that my eyes don't go anywhere else.

More scaping tips here: https://www.aquatic-gardeners.org/Articles/Vin-Dutch/
— Vin Kutty
I like several aspects of this aquarium but I have had some doubts if it should be in the Dutch Style category. The left side really suffers from the overload of red plants (or the lack of green ones).
— Marco Aukes
I miss a plant schedule. I think I see more plant species than mentioned. I think the total view would be better with less and bigger groups of plants. I love the flamingo's. The right side is stronger than the left side. Keep the red groups separated. No fish at all? It looks like I see algae in the Limnophila aquatica?
— Bart Laurens

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 90 × 45 × 45 cm
Title I am a happy father.
Volume 180L
Background Black board
Lighting T5 120w
Filtration Internal Filtration 20w
Plants Micranthemum sp 'Monte Carlo, Bucepharandra sp, Rotala rotundifolia, Rotala indica. Rotala green, Alternanthera reineckiimini, Ludwigia ovalis, Cryptocoryne flamingo, Ludwigia super red, Pogostemon helferi, Ludwigia repens, Ludwigia brevipes, Ludwigia arcuata, Limnophila aquatica.
Animals Shrimp
Materials Jumunjin Sand. Neo soil.

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