#653: 300L Dutch Aquascape Planettastic

Arvand vameghi Tehran, Iran


I am missing a drawing with the plant groups and numbers to which the plants in the list refer.
There is an imbalance in the design of this aquarium.
The color green of the plant groups at the back left blend into each other while on the far right the planting is too sparse.
The water is not clear.
The red plant groups in the middle and to the right at the back also blend into each other in color.
Aponogeton madagascariensis is a plant that should be placed prominently as a solitary on 1/3 of the aquarium and not hidden behind a group of plants. on that spot it would also have a depth-suggesting effect.
I miss the information about the number of fish per species. Maybe one species less and numbers of at least 10-12 per species. Also a species on the surface.
The technology could/should be better hidden.
— Bart Laurens
The plants are healthy. The placement and trimming style of the Rotala in the back is not Dutch - this is a Nature Style tank with some Dutch elements. Please do not place bold red plants in the middle. Remove all equipment. The right corner is empty. You have 3 or 4 species too many. Need contrast and spacing between plant groups. That Aponogeton rising from the field of Monte Carlo would have been arresting - a missed opportunity. Then again a full grown Aponogeton madagascariensis can fill this tank completely. More tips here: https://www.aquatic-gardeners.org/Articles/Vin-Dutch/
— Vin Kutty
Despite being colorfull the tank is lacking some basic contrast principles to really rank amongst the top tanks in this category.
— Marco Aukes

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 120 × 50 × 50 cm
Title Planettastic
Volume 300L
Background Black steaker
Lighting chihiros wrgb 2 slim 120cm
Filtration jbl cristalprofi e1502 greenline
Plants Aponogeton madagascariensis
rotala colorata
rotala green
rotala sunset
ludwigia tornado
ludwigia sp red
palustris cuba
Myriophyllum tuberculatum
Cabomba caroliniana
pogostemon erectus
Monte carlo
lobelia cardinalis
Animals Rummy nose tetra
Rasbora galaxy
Rasbora strawberry
Rasbora harlequin
Tetra neon
Otocinclus catfish
Amano shrimp

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