If you’re going for a true Dutch tank. You will need to reduce the number of species to 1sp every 10cm of tank length.So think it's time to list the plants!!
- cabomba Furcata
- rotala green
- rotala h'ra
- limnophila aromatica
- limnophila Stella
- rotala wallichii
- mayaca sellowiniana
- alternanthera reineckii mini
- lobelia cardinalis mini
- red lotus
- hygrophila lancea araguaia
- ludwigia sp. super red
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Hi Plantnoobdude,If you’re going for a true Dutch tank. You will need to reduce the number of species to 1sp every 10cm of tank length.
Here are some good articles on Dutch style.
Hope you don’t mind a few criticisms.
Plant groups poorly defined, you’d want a good couple cm between groups.
Ludwigia and althernanthera are mirroring each other.
Too many species.
The light green stems have very little contrast and are very similar textures.
Use of red cabomba on the side, makes the tank seem smaller,
Anyway, if you weren’t planning on making a true Dutch style aquarium you can happily ignore all the above, and enjoy your aquarium. It looks great and should keep on getting better as the plants grow in.
👍 sounds good.plant densely this is due to the fact that I do fish in cycling and will communly plant too close initially to ensure plants get good light. Then I bring the groupings in tighter and in some case move them entirely once converted.
strongly agree. But I think a darkish green would open up the tank more.for large plants in front that dominate as I believe it develops stronger depths when viewing the tank in real life not just in a photo.
fair enough, excited to see how this tank progresses!They will pass the squint test and will be obscured by other coloured plants at points where they meet over time.
Not at the moment no. I have a 60p high tech, but that is far from Dutch, too many reds, more of a fertiliser experiment tank. Would love a 90p in the future for a Dutch though.assume you must be working on a dutch tank yourself @plantnoobdude send me a link so I can follow you back. 😊
Hey plantnoobdude,👍 sounds good.
strongly agree. But I think a darkish green would open up the tank more.
fair enough, excited to see how this tank progresses!
Not at the moment no. I have a 60p high tech, but that is far from Dutch, too many reds, more of a fertiliser experiment tank. Would love a 90p in the future for a Dutch though.
Send over 60p journal link would love to check out your work. 😊
I was having same thought. Cabomba Furcata should be a pretty deep red.Hi all,
I was wondering that as well, whether the pale tips really are that pale? Or just the colour has been washed out by the light in the photo?
I know Dennis and Tom pretty well and neither claims to present a Dutch scape. Dutch-Hybrid, Dutch Inspired, or whatever someone wants to call it, but would likely be DQ'd in a Dutch contest.Plus as you will know Dennis Wong, Erkut Akylidiz, Tom barr, to name a few have never broken a rule for aesthetic purposes. 😉