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We're trying a new format and it has taken us longer than expected. So, better late than never. Our Tank of the Month for August 2004 is Wayne Sham's. Please post your comments here. You can see more about it here.

September's TOTM should also be up in a few days.
 

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TOTM august 04

A very effective minimalist layout. While the solemnity of the lead stone does work, I would have liked to have seen a few more angular rocks used. Mr. Sham is really honing his skills here.
 

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Intriguing display. I think I like it.
I agree that the addition of a complementary stone or two may have added to the aquascape. But then the layout would have lost Wayne's signature. It would become like so many other minimalist aquascapes we've seen before, including Amano's.
Wayne should be applauded for his bold stroke.
I have a question for you though, Wayne, and for other "minimalists" out there. Do you find that, over time, after the initial "wow" of your aquascape wears off, that it loses it's power to intrigue, to hold your interest, and to "draw" you in?
I guess I just don't get it. Respectfully, am I missing something?
 
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