#694: 182.2L Dutch Aquascape
Miguel Ángel García Villalbilla , Los Hueros, Spain
Awards and Comments
Dimensions 90 × 45 × 45 cm
This tank has an adequate amount of contrast so that's not the problem. I like the restraint used to limit red plants.
It's a lush and soothing scene but there are some problem areas:
- there is a slight overage in species count
- the tank is symmetrical and divided by the placement of a bright green bush near the geometric center
- do not place red or yellow plants in the corners because it draws the eyes away from the focal point (there is some stunting with the Ammannia)...always use plants that you can consistently grow well. Do not add challenging plants like Ammannia to a competition tank.
- the front left area is not defined there appears to be a row of 5 plants of roughly the same height in the back and a row of 5 plants of roughly the same height in the front.
There is a rarely discussed part of Dutch scaping that I call 'Days-to-Peak.' Understanding this applying this knowledge would have greatly improved the ranking on this entry.
More scaping tips here: https://www.aquatic-gardeners.org/Articles/Vin-Dutch/