I'm having a heck of a time finding good sites for Dutch Aquascaping other than NBAT. Can anyone recommend some good sites?
Rules are not bad things. They are usually the reasons of achievement. On the other hand if these rules belong to another culture and history it becomes hard to follow them. Then, rather than following another culture's rules it would be best to develop integrative local norms and rules.tsunami said:people don't want to be pent up within so many rules.
With that kind of descriptions it is hard to develop integrative local norms. A lot of people in the aquarium hobby continuously monitor the environment to try and examine new approaches, equipment and living things. This kind of habit is usually may end up with imitation and not with integration.tsunami said:I don't think as many people find them as aesthetically pleasing as the Nature Aquarium layout "style." Most people describe Dutch tanks as "boring" and "looks too much like the produce section of my grocery store."
I agree but one day Amano style can also be described sarcastically. This may be because of lack of understanding the values of another culture.tsunami said:I think it is a shame. Dutch tanks can be stunning, but no one has pushed the envelope in this style as much as the Nature Aquarium --they do not have a Takashi Amano.