#280: 63L Dutch Aquascape Paraíso submerso

Daniel Augusto Piva Molina Cedral, Brazil


Very dense planted tank. No intention to create depth.
The plant groups are very close to each other in a kind of row.
There is clearly annoying algae growth on various types of plants.
The school of tetra foguinho could expand to the same number as the neon tetras.
Technology well hidden and out of sight.
— Bart Laurens
This tank reminds me of some of my early attempts at Dutch style when my styling skills exceeded my husbandry skills. Most other entries here that are not in the Top 3 have the opposite problem - they are brilliant horticulturist in need of a short course on Dutch styling. Here the selection of plants is perfect but the general condition of the tank is poor - algae. This tank requires a lot of work - trimming cleaning and water changes. A monotonous foreground of Eleocharis from one end to the other makes the viewer feel like they are looking at a wall of plants behind a lawn. Here's a short course on Dutch styling: https://www.aquatic-gardeners.org/Articles/Vin-Dutch/
— Vin Kutty
Nice attempt but the foreground is a bit too monotome. Optical illusion of the layout now gives the impression of just 3 layers; all 3 of them forming a straight line of foreground mid-ground and background. Appears to have some algea issues as well.
— Marco Aukes

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 60 × 35 × 30 cm
Title Paraíso submerso
Volume 63L
Background Tinta preta
Lighting Nour Plus fresh water oceantech
Filtration Hbl 803
Plants Rotalas colorata,rotalas green,rotalas butterfly, limpofhila sesiliflora,rotalas hra, ludwigia sp red mini, althernantera Reineck mini,lobelia cardinalis,echinodorus latifolius, althernantera lilacina, blyxa japônica, eleocharis mínima
Animals 15,neon 5 tetra foguinho
Materials Substrato fértil e plantas

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