#692: 495L Dutch Aquascape Colorful world

Pavlina Pevna Prague, Czech Republic

Awards and Comments

First Place
A very healthy and attractive looking Dutch Style aquarium that at first glance meets the requirements of this category.
Nice variety in colors and leaf shape and everything looks healthy.
Aesthetically good ratio in quantities of green and red plants.
Beautiful large school of cardinal tetras. Good combination of fish and shrimp.
Technology well hidden and out of sight.
— Bart Laurens
This is a stunning tank especially given its 6-foot length. Great contrast nice moss wall good foreground great variation in texture. Good trimming and husbandry. I really love this. This is in my Top 3 and as such I'll go into detail on comments. The few complaints I have are that it feels a bit overgrown the red Ludwigia street should ideally disappear behind the Eriocaulon and there is a red plant in the middle of the tank. I don't think I've seen Hygrophila sp. Brown used so effectively before - it checks the dark leaf box very well. The large-leaf box remains unchecked. Your plant groupings are phenomenal although the black & white image suggests the Floscopa and Hygro balsamica while possessing very different leaf shapes they share almost identical color which reduces contrast. A gap or two amidst the groups showing a little 'black' would have helped give the tank a little more sense of depth which it needs. I would like to have seen a more prominent focal point plant and perhaps one large leaf rosette plant which would have offset the overabundance of stems.
— Vin Kutty
A very strong composition with healthy looking plants. To me this aquascape ticks every single box as a true Dutch Style aquarium. Balanced groups strong contrasts and the calm atmosphere the compostion breaths all score very high.

Impressive work; to me this is a winner.
— Marco Aukes

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 180 × 50 × 55 cm
Title Colorful world
Volume 495L
Background moss wall
Lighting 1x Aquatlantis Easy Led 1450mm 72W
1x Zetlight Lancia 2 56W
1x Chihiros LED A serie Plus 120W
1x Chihiros LED A serie Plus 55W
Filtration 2 x JBL e1502
Plants 1.Hygrophila Odora 2.Hygrophila sp. ‘Brown’ 3. Floscopa Scandens 4.Hygrophila Balsamica 5.Ludwigia Arcuata 6.Eriocaulon sp. ‘Vietnam’ 7.Tonina Fluviatilis 8.Rotala Macrandra Green 9. Ludwigia Mini ‘Super red’ 10.Eriocaulon sp. ‘Feather Duster’ 11.Lobelia Cardinalis ‘Mini’ 12. Pogostemon Helferi ‘Red’ 13. Cryptocoryne ‘Flamingo’ 14. Penthorum Sedoides 15.Taxyphillum alternans
Animals 50x Paracheirodon axelrodi
20x Xyphophorus maculatus
100+Neocaridina Dvidi Red CHerry
Materials black gravel

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