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    The Composition of Plant Clusters

    The framework for the plants

    SUIKEI GALLERY 2 “Beauty of Plant Cluster to Form a Composition”


    The composition framework of layout is formed by driftwood and stones. Stem plants play another important role there to flesh out the framework to form the composition. Enjoy the beauty of plant clusters creating various compositions.


    A. Color Gradation Presented by Stem Plants



    ADA - Nature Aquarium Suikei Gallery 2 tank 1

    The layout shows color gradations by arranging Rotala Rotundifolia, having the medium tone,
    between the red and green stem plants .
    Tank size: W120×D45×H60 (cm)
    Shot on: November 2008
    Main stem plants used: Rotala Rotundifolia / Rotala sp. Nanjenshan / Rotala sp. ‘Ceylon’ / Rotala macrandra (Narrow Leaf) / Myriophyllum mattogrossense (Green)


    B. Magnificence Created by Fine Leaves



    ADA - Nature Aquarium Suikei Gallery 2 tank 2

    Bushes arranged by several fine stem plants can give a larger impression of the aquascape.
    This produces a magnificent scale of the layout.
    Tank size: W180×D60×H60 (cm)
    Shot on: October 2013
    Main stem plants used: Myriophyllum mattogrossense (Green) / Rotala sp. Nanjenshan / Rotala rotundifolia (Green) / Rotala Rotundifolia


    C. Stem Plants Arranged to Enhance the Red Color in the Center



    ADA - Nature Aquarium Suikei Gallery 2 tank 3

    Large red leaves of Alternanthera reineckii planted in the center stand out in the layout by being surrounded by fine stem plants .
    Tank size: W180×D60×H60 (cm)
    Shot on: April 2010
    Main stem plants used: Alternanthera reineckii / Ludwigia Arcuata / Myriophyllum mattogrossense (Green)


    D. Convex Composition Emphasized by Bright Red Color



    ADA - Nature Aquarium Suikei Gallery 2 tank 4

    The impression of the convex composition is emphasized by planting Rotala Rotundifolia to the left of the layout center.
    Tank size: W60×D30×H36 (cm)
    Shot on: October 2010
    Main stem plants used: Rotala Rotundifolia / Rotala sp. ‘Ceylon’ /Alternanthera reineckii / Ludwigia Arcuata



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