First time attempting Dutch style

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First time attempting Dutch style

Unread postby Kaushik » Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:27 pm

After a long hibernation from my passion once again I'm back. This time I'm attempting a pure Dutch Style aquascaping.

Aquarium. Molded 24X 12X 12
Lights. LED Colored 24 watts
Filter. Overhead canopy and 1 Eheim 2215
Co2. Pressurized
Substrate. ADA
Fertilizer. Seachem Flourish, Nitrogen,Phosphorus,Potassium, Iron
Plants ...Varieties of Rotala sp -Green, Pink, High red, Ludwigia Yellow, Red, Purple, Hygrophila araguaia,difformis,etc Alternantha reineckii mini, Didiplis diandra etc. I want to use only 7-8 sps. of quick growing plants and not more. My solo aim is to get vibrant color contrast in thriving plants
Fishes. About a dozen Purple Harlequin Rasbora, Amano shrimp.

Your valuable suggestion is most welcomed


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Re: First time attempting Dutch style

Unread postby SCORPIO » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:28 pm

Best of luck. Following this topic for updates.
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Re: First time attempting Dutch style

Unread postby Kaushik » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:47 pm

Yesterday I made a sketch for the possible plants arrangements. Would any one suggest which could be suitable plants with color and sizes that is low height in the front, middle and tall in the back.
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Re: First time attempting Dutch style

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:53 pm

It is too complex design for a two footer. Plan something simple. There should be a space 4-6 inch for a group of plants. It is not advice-able to use more than three layers of plants.
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Re: First time attempting Dutch style

Unread postby Kaushik » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:55 pm

In these 3 weeks all the plants arrived.... Thanks to my friends circle who are very generous...Though the infamous DTDC did its part... :) Any how the first leg of planting is completed..Plants are now in propagation stages...here is some pics... Sorry for the poor pics quality.
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Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:47 pm

Completly filled. But you placed some long stems in foreground.
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Re: First time attempting Dutch style

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:22 pm

Though in a two feeter, still wait for more updates
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Re: First time attempting Dutch style

Unread postby Kaushik » Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:46 am

Yes Rajivjee ...it's completely filled...I placed some tall plants namely Ludwigia and Alternanthera reinki in front..later I will placed/replaced them....now my objective is to make the plant bushy ... After 1 or 2 pruning the the actual shape will come out...right now I m trying to add Ludwigia inclinata Cuba and Rotala high red and Vietnam so that could be placed in the back.
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Unread postby SCORPIO » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:02 pm

I sent you AR mini and Lobela carrdinals for the front. You can also manage star grass in front side.
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Re: First time attempting Dutch style

Unread postby Kaushik » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:30 pm

I've already planted AR mini and lobelia c. in the front. Its really good to see the plant growing day by day with vivid colors and and different leaf sizes. I think the most important things in this type of aquastyle is to understand the comparative growth pattern of different plant species. In one arena to get a optimum growth for every plant species is not a easy tusk. Lot of reading/research and feed back needed. Any how posting a shot for half water filled tank taken in days 10
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