#639: 250L Dutch Aquascape Eyes of EDEN

M Reza Mazinanian Tehran, Iran


I'm always asking Dutch scapers to add more grasses more large-leaved plants and more dark green plants.

All these elements are abundantly present here but it doesn’t help the scape.

I am so happy to see an old fashioned Echinodorus but please don’t put two species of Echinodorus next to each other.

Grasses are an important yet overlooked part of Dutch scaping...but there's simply too much of it here.

The Syngonanthus street is hyper-dominant - it should have been half the size.

Never place bright red or yellow plants right in the middle - you have both!

The entire foreground feels immature like it was just planted a few hours earlier.

More Dutch styling tips: https://www.aquatic-gardeners.org/Articles/Vin-Dutch/
— Vin Kutty
The left side of this scape looks already really promising for a future Dutch Style scape. Strong contrasts curtain effect and "street" of plants are all there. However the right side could use fewer plants and more structure.
— Marco Aukes
Too many long leaved plants. Flaming sword next to a red leaved Ludwigia. The group Tonina belem is relatively big compared with the other groups. Nessea sp gold shouldn't be placed in the front but in the middle or in the background. The left side is much stronger than the right side.
— Bart Laurens

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 100 × 50 × 50 cm
Title Eyes of EDEN
Volume 250L
Background Black poster
Lighting LED ONF flat one
Filtration Conister filter EHEIM 2217
Plants Vallisneria nana , Crinum calamistratum , Aponogeton madagascariensis , Echinodorus reni , Echinodorus iguazu , Rotala bonsai , Rotala sunset , Cryptocoryne vendtii , Cryptocoryne flamingo , Cryptocoryne retrospiralis , Tonina belem , Ludwigia super red mini , Hygrophila araguaia , nesea sp gold , Limnophila aromatica , Red tiger lotus
Animals platy , amano & neocaridina shrimp , Ancistrus , Siamese Algae Eater , Neon tetra , Ember tetra , Cardinal tetra

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