IAPLC 2016 Aquascaping Contest Top 27 Photos & Comments

The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) is the world’s largest aquascaping competition. For the contest, which is hosted by ADA (Aqua Design Amano) in Japan, aquascapers from right around the world submit photos of their aquatic layouts which undergo a thorough judging process which results in a world ranking of all the entrants. Now is time to start planning your 2017 contest piece- let us help you. You can get all the necessary plants…

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Aquascape by James Findley – Pebbles “In the Footsteps of a Giant”

In this video you will see professional aquascaper and founder of The Green Machine; James Findley, creating a stunning planted tank in a huge 300x60x60cm aquarium. Whilst creating this video, we were all deeply saddened to hear of the loss of the photographer, designer and aquascaper ; Mr Takashi Amano, who was the pioneer that first started injecting aquariums with carbon dioxide which enabled the nature aquarium to be possible. He also founded and directed…

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IAPLC 2011 World Ranking 22 ‘The Pillars of the Earth (How to disappear completely)’

World Ranking No.22Aquascaper: Pasquale BuonpaneCountry: ITALYAquascape Title: The Pillars of the Earth (How to disappear completely)Size: W160 x D52 x H60 (cm)Evaluation:Red and yellow color stemmed plants, Cryptocoryne sp. and rocks are well arranged in this layout. Warm color rocks matches well with the color of stemmed plants and Cryptocoryne sp. Although this is a concave composition, the volume of left and right side is almost same. The layout could be better if there is…

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