IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 13 ‘Mountain of Imagine’

Mountain of Imagine Chonladar Rattanawichien THAILAND W200×D40×H40(cm) The creator combined several types of mosses, and made a layout with green contrasting density. But the composition is divided into two parts, and the left and right composition seem unconnected. It is not easy to make a good composition in panoramic size aquarium, but considering the whole composition is necessary for a high-quality layout. It could have been better if the creator limited the number of aquatic…

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IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 14 ‘Sado Story’

Sado Story Zheng Ren Chao CHINA W168×D60×H60(cm) This is interesting design layout, recreating a natural cedar tree of Sado. Branches are impressively expressed, using slender curved driftwood. This central part should be the highlight of layout, but driftwood at both ends have thick trunks, causing the weak impact of the central tree. In order to make layout theme clear, creator could make the driftwood on the both ends slender, and emphasized the central tree.

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IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 15 ‘Memory Area’

Memory Area Quoc Hung Vu VIETNAM W120×D45×H40(cm) The layout is composed well as iwagumi layout. The selection and arrangement of stones are very good, and the aquatic plants also match with the color of stone. The creator spread cosmetic sand like a flowing river, but it did not create a depth. The perspective could have been more emphasized if a larger stemmed plants thicket on the left side, and smaller thicket on the right.

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IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 16 ‘After a Long Time’

After a long time Kazutaka Murase JAPAN W180×D60×H60(cm) The creator expressed an impressive aquascape by combining the driftwood and stones. Mainly using mosses and ferns, he created a natural feeling well. But the layout is rough around the edges, especially at the open space on both upper parts. The selection of cosmetic sand in the foreground was right, but the color seems too white, and artificial. Soft beige color cosmetic sand could make the layout…

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IAPLC 2010 World Ranking 17 ‘Rio Negro II -the Inland of Igarape-‘

Rio Negro II -the inland of Igarape- Koji Nakamura JAPAN W180×D80×H60(cm) The driftwood with many slender branches is the theme of this layout. The selection and angle of driftwood are excellent, but the whole composition looks unbalanced. If the position of left and right driftwood were switched, the whole layout look stabilized. The selection of aquatic plants is good, but the layout could have become more perfect if the surroundings of driftwood were created more…

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