#495: 73.7L Dutch Aquascape Waltz for Eli

Hooman Sadeghi Mashhad, Iran


Yes plant streets are a key part of Dutch scaping. But here it looks like we have 4 or 5 diagonal rows that are hyper-dominant. The multiple streets (highway?) virtually prevent the eye from looking at anything else.

Ideally there should be one street for a tank that is 4 feet (120 cm) long. If you have a 6 or 8 foot long tank then two streets are fine. Even then they should never be adjacent or parallel. The street should taper and disappear behind another bush - this gives the tank a sense of depth.

The rest of the plants are oversized overgrown and somewhat crowded.

More scaping tips here: https://www.aquatic-gardeners.org/Articles/Vin-Dutch/
— Vin Kutty
Nice looking plants but the entire scape is built to focus on the left front where all we see there is gravel. Dutch style is about using the focus points correctly to give more sense of depth and highlight a certain group of plants to be put in the spotlights.
— Marco Aukes
Very small tank for a Dutch Style one. Hottonia flame moss Hydrocotyle and Heleocharis all about in the same direction. Myriophyllum red looks a little poor. No fish at the surface. I don't see any wood. Bolbitis is very nice.
— Bart Laurens

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 54 × 35 × 39 cm
Title Waltz for Eli
Volume 73.7L
Background Black background
Lighting 4 Led( Aqua ) , 44 watt total
Filtration Jebo Canister filter
Plants Eleocharis mini
Ludwigia Super red mini
Hygrophila narrow leaf
Myriophyllum red
Hottonia palustris
Flame moss
Animals Neon tetra Ember tetra Ramshorn snail Orange shrimp flying fox algae eater
Materials Ista soil
Some wood

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