Thanks, that is an interesting comment. What is my 'touch'? A style or something else? I think this breaks a little from my usual clean-cut style.Edit : we can easily feel the "george farmer's touch" in your layout
I agree, I really like your distinct aquascaping style as well - very refreshing. The way I see it, is that it's a healthy balance between the rigidity of Nature Aquarium and vigorous, free-flowing plant growth.
A style, I think. The manner you arrange your plantation, the use of the hardscape, the way you take the picture, a lot of little things that make a whole impression of a "signature" in the layout (i hope you understand what i mean ). And that is still present even when you change a little your trimming technic.
There is a resemblance to your 2008 ADA entry "English Summer" I believe, but this one feels much more liberated - probably something to do with the bigger tank. Your use of T5 lighting another familiar touch.