I realized something as I was doing water changes and other routine maintenance this morning.
I am not an aquascaper.
I like too many plants and I don't pay attention to color, shapes, or anything like that.
I see a plant in the store. It goes home with me. It goes in my tank.
So now, the tank doesn't look at all like Amano or Dutch or any other named design. It just has a lot of cool looking plants.
Then the plants grow, I trim them back, and put the clippings in other tanks, so those tanks all look like mish mash too. Yes, sometimes I feel bad that my tanks don't look like everyone else's.
So my point is, I'm looking for some validity to keeping tanks this way.
Is it still right for me to call them Planted Tanks if I don't "aquascape" them?