Underwater Garden (Dutch Aquarium)

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    The traditional planted Dutch or Holland aquarium follows an orderly, often symmetrical arrangement, in which multiple types of plants having diverse leaf colors, sizes and textures are displayed much as terrestrial plants are shown in a flower garden.
    This style was developed in the Netherlands starting in the thirties - forties of the 20th century, as freshwater aquarium equipment became commercially available.
    It emphasizes plants located on terraces of different heights, and frequently omits rocks and driftwood. Linear rows of plants running left-to-right are referred to as "Dutch streets." Tall growing plants that cover the back glass originally served the purpose of hiding bulky equipment in the tank.
    Color, contrast, and the beauty of the individual plants are paramount.
    (Camera settings for this picture: Exposure time: 30 - 35 seconds - Diaphragm 22)

    Het traditionele Nederlandse gezelschapsaquarium kent een ordelijke, vaak enigszins symmetrische inrichting, waarin meerdere soorten planten met verschillende bladvormen, kleuren en maten worden gebruikt in een onderwater plantenlandschap.
    Deze stijl van inrichten ontstond in Nederland in de dertiger - veertiger jaren van de 20e eeuw toen zoetwater aquariumapparatuur voor aquariumliefhebbers beschikbaar kwam, waardoor planten beter gehouden konden worden.
    Dit type aquarium is wereldwijd daarom als Nederlands- of Hollands aquarium bekend.
    In Nederland worden deze aquaria overigens meestal gezelschapsaquarium genoemd.
    Bij het inrichten worden de planten vaak terrasvormig aangelegd waarbij ook beperkt stenen en kienhout wordt gebruikt. Rijen planten, meestal lopend van links naar rechts en naar achteren, vaak ook enigszins omhoog, worden “straatjes” genoemd. De “straatjes” suggereren diepte. Grotere planten worden achterin het aquarium geplaatst, lagere voorin.
    Kleuren, contrasten en de schoonheid van de afzonderlijk planten zijn van essentieel belang.
    Meestal worden in deze aquaria slechts een beperkt aantal of zelfs geen vissen gehouden.
    Het gaat hier niet om de vissen, maar om de planten.
    (Camera-instelling bij deze opname: Belichtingstijd: 30 - 35 seconden - Diafragma 22)

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