Gorgeous tank with beautiful colors! I don't know why dutch isn't as popular as it used to be?
Well, lack of pictures on the web and in contest, there's no company promoting them or the style, the contest are limited, many outside of the counrty do not follow the rules/criteria, they bastardize it.
I'm guilty myself with this tank.
It's loosely dutch style, but that was less of the goal when I decided what I wanted to do.
Most of the inspiration was from the dutch techniques and styles.
Also, the Dutch style has been around since the 1940's in terms of the competitions and pictures. It is much older and more rigid than ADA's nature style. But ADA's "nature style" is not their own really........much like Dutch style.......they are both taken from other terrestrial styles.
Pick up Japanese landscaping and gardening and you will see almost to the tee, ADA nature style above the water.
Still, with EXCELLENT photos from Amano, and aggressive marketing worldwide and financial incentive....... there's good reason to see why NA style is so popular.
It is a wonderful style.