#554: 174.1L Dutch Aquascape A Symphony of Colors

JAMES CHEN Singapore, Singapore


The large groups are too dominant and the small groups are too many and too small compared to the large ones.
The soil is too high and much too visible against the front glass.
The plants in the background form too much of a dense impenetrable wall without depth.
The schools of fish could be expanded to 10 each.
Technology well hidden and out of sight.
— Bart Laurens
I know Chihiris Vivid 2 is capable of producing good color rendition. So what's with the blurple? There is a heavy concentration of bright red plants in the middle. Blyxa on the right is desperate for a trim. Reduce species count by 3 or 4. Aim for 1 species per 10 cm of tank length. More tips here: https://www.aquatic-gardeners.org/Articles/Vin-Dutch/
— Vin Kutty
I have to disagree with the title "symphony of colors". Rather than a symphony the overkill of red/orange really does not work for me.

The street of "parviflorus red" is impressive but does not really disappear into an unknown depth and just "bumps" into another red plant.
— Marco Aukes

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 90 × 45 × 43 cm
Title A Symphony of Colors
Volume 174.1L
Background Black Sheet
Lighting Chihiros Vivid 2
Filtration API Filstar Canister Filter XP4
Dophin Canister Filter C700
Plants 1. Blyxa Aubertii
2. Rotala Red
3. Limnophila Aromatica Mini
4. Syngonanthus sp. "Belem"
5. Myriophyllum Roraima
6. Bacopa Caroliniana
7. Rotala Sunset
8. Murdannia Keisak
9. Lobelia Cardinals
10. Samolus Parviflorus Red
11. Blyxa Novoguineensis
12. Pogostemon sp.
13. Eriocaulon Sp Vietnam
Animals Blue Eyes Congo x 12
Red Pencil x 5
Golden tetra x 5
Otocinclus X 10
Fire Red Shrimps x 100
Materials ADA Amazonia 9L x 3
Additional Information APT Complete
APT Jazz

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