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I'll also be taking ADA/Amano/AGA layout suggestions to post here. Just PM me on which tank you would like to see here.

Aquarium:


Plants: Glossostigma elatinoides, Blyxa japonica, Ammannia gracilis, Nesaea pedicellata, Rotala rotundifolia, Rotala rotundifolia 'Green', Anubias barteri var. nana
Fish: Paracheirodon axelrodi (cardinal tetrras)

Questions an ADA judge would ask (taken from contest booklet...they judge on creativity, composition, fish choice, creation of natural atmosphere, aquarium condition, and viability):

1) Does the aquascape make an original creative impression to the viewers?

2) Is the aquascape composed well (is there compositional balance within the aquascape)?

3) Are the aquatic plants appropriately positioned within the aquascape? Does the balance exist in the colors and shapes of the plants used?

4) Do you feel harmony between the fish and the aquarium layout?

5) Is the aquascape laid out well making a natural looking atmosphere?

Some questions of my own:

1) What compositional rules does this layout follow? Which compositional rules does it break?

2) What are the main elements in this layout? How do they work together harmoniously (or unharmoniously)?

3) What type of atmosphere/impression does this layout seem to create for the viewer?

Just questions to help aid discussion. However, discussion can head in directions that have nothing to do with the above questions (but still relate to the above aquascape).

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He goes by the nickname NATURE DESIGN on this forum, although he has never posted. He is most active on the aqugrass and Tonina-Forest websites among others.

He is from Taiwan. One of his aquariums was once featured on the cover of Aquajournal. This is one of the big fish, so to speak. :)

I think he owns an aquascaping service in his native country, Jeff.

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No. Piggghead is Tim, this is Jerry aka Li Chi Jui (I think I got that right).

Another one of his layouts:



His bold use of background and plant colors is just amazing --VIBRANT!

Plants aren't allowed to grow into each other so much as they are neatly trimmed into their positions...yet it is not a Dutch style tank by any means.

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The picture has been removed.

Now, we have to get back on topic and discuss the scape. :D

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